The Restoring Work of Suffering (2 of 5) by Ken Trivette

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The Restoring Work of Suffering (2 of 5)
Series: Why Does God Allow His People to Suffer
Ken Trivette
1 Peter 5:10



a) The Disobedience that Hinders Our Fellowship with God
b) The Disciplines that Heals Our Fellowship with God


a) Nets that were Useless
b) Nets that were Useful


a) A Weak Condition
b) A Well Condition

I read about one poor fellow who wrote his insurance company concerning an accident that he was in. He wrote:

''I am writing in response to your request for additional information. In block #3 of the accident form, I put 'trying to do the job alone' as the cause of my accident. You said in your letter that I should explain more fully, and I trust that the following details will be sufficient.

I am a bricklayer by trade. On the date of the accident I was working alone on the roof of a six story building. When I completed my work, I found that I had about 500 pounds of brick left over. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley which was attached to the side of the building at the 6th floor.

Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out, and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went to the ground and untied the rope, holding it tightly to insure a slow descent of the 500 pounds of brick.

You will note in block #11 of the accident report that I weigh 135 pounds. Only weighing 135 pounds I was jerked off the ground by the 500 pounds of bricks. Because I was jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rather rapid rate up the side of the building.

In the vicinity of the 3rd floor, I met the barrel coming down. This explains the fractured skull and broken collar bone. Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid de ...

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