This article starts by focusing on God's help in our weaknesses, and specifically the support of the Holy Spirit in our weakness. Through the work of the Spirit we may have rest in the midst of unrest. The author then asks the question if we will always receive healing and if suffering will always be taken away from us. He looks at what it means that we share in the suffering of Christ, and that we will go from suffering to glory in the next life. God gives us strength in weakness. And in the brokenness of this world there is room for grieving and joy in the Lord. A Christian can always have joy in the Lord (because of the fellowship with Christ and his promises), but a Christian does not always have a cheerful life. Complaints have their place in a relationship with God and a broken and unrighteous world. At the end of the article the author discusses brokenness and forgiveness. Should we always forgive as soon as possible? Christians long for wholeness. Important Scripture passages discussed in this article are: Job 1, Romans 8:26-27, Matthew 11:28, 2 Corinthians 12:8-9, Colossians 1:24, Philippians 4:13, Philippians 4:4, and Ecclesiastes 7.

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