5 Things I’ve Learned About Suffering

Erik Cooper —  August 13, 2014 — 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of preaching for my friend Nate Pyle at Christ’s Community Church in Fishers, Indiana. He trusted me to share whatever was on my heart at the time, so I took the opportunity to tell the story of my medical scare earlier this year and what God has been teaching me through the fear and unknowns.

If you’ve experienced past difficulties in your life, are going through them right now, or will wrestle with suffering in the future (if you’re reading this, that’s you), I hope you can find some perspective and encouragement from my story. The audio link is below.

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Two things:

1. If this message speaks to you in any way, I’d appreciate hearing about it in the comment section of this post. Perhaps your story can encourage someone else as well.

2. In this message, I make some (attempts at) humorous quips about my wife, her understandable panic when she found me unconscious, and her growing frustrations with having to drive me around for 11 weeks. I think they unintentionally painted the wrong picture about her. I want to go on record here by clearly declaring the rock she was throughout my recovery, selflessly serving and walking with me through one of the scariest season of our 19 year journey together.

Thanks for listening. God bless,


One response to 5 Things I’ve Learned About Suffering

  1. Timely message for me. Thanks for sharing.

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