Afflictions Come for Our Encouragement
- 2018 9 Aug
Most of us bemoan our afflictions. We rail against our struggles, grouse around and wonder why bad things happen to us. Scripture tells us “If we are afflicted, it is for your encouragement and salvation; if we are encouraged, it is for your encouragement which enables you to endure the same sufferings that we suffer” (II Corinthians 1:6). What a different perspective! We may be afflicted so that we not only be encouraged, but so that we can encourage others. Consider how such an attitude will help you face the troubles that come your way.
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD, is a Christian Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Marriage Recovery Center. He has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals and is passionate about working with couples in crisis. If you need help, please reach out to his Client Care Team at 206.219.0145 or through their website. Dr. Hawkins is also a speaker & trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a best-selling author of over thirty books including Never Fight Again, Gauranteed and When Loving Him is Hurting You. He has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA.