Posted by: susankayjones | April 16, 2012


On April 20, a group of women from Casa de Libertad will head out to a coffee plantation to spend a weekend worshipping, fellowshipping and learning together.

I am so excited about this retreat, and would covet your prayers as we tackle a very weighty, but worthwhile topic: God’s sovereignty over suffering. We will look at the reasons people suffer, and address biblically God’s sovereignty over it, as well as our response to suffering.

Suffering has a bad reputation because it is hard. It can devastate us. It can crush us. It can depress us. Or, it can root us deeper in the One that will never abandon us, never forsake us, never pour out His wrath upon us (for those who are believers in Christ) and always strengthen us to endure all types of suffering.  Suffering can, and is, used by God. Hard truth to swallow, but truth nonetheless.  We are, through Christ, unbreakable.

Our weekend will look at all types of suffering, and I’m sure will touch deeply some past and present hurts women are facing. Please pray for healing, repentance and restoration among hearts.

Our prayer for us during this retreat is Jeremiah 17:7-8

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”


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