Guided Analysis: Suffering Worksheet Name: Rachel D., Raimi A., Ryan S., Ryan H. Course: CWV-101 Date: 20 November 2019 Instructor: Curtis Blocker Address the following questions, responding to each one directly below the question. Your total word count (including all questions and answers combined) should be between 900-1150 words. Include a reference page. 1. Describe a time when you experienced a significant period of suffering. How did you deal with that experience? How did you find comfort in the midst of suffering? Rachel den Dulk A mom and family friend in my church died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm about a year ago. After the fact it was really hard to understand why God would take a young mom that had five young kids. Though it is extremely sad, God works through everything for good. Everyone had to trust that God was sovereign and knew what he was doing. My whole church family came together and built a support system around her husband and kids. People would go out of their way to help them with meals or watching the kids since the dad worked full time. The family of the woman and the rest of my church family found comfort in the community that God put together because of the tragedy. Ryan Schoon A period of distinctly memorable suffering is from 7th grade. I was sinking in depression, and there were multiple instances where I considered (and even attempted) suicide. I was only twelve years old, yet it only took twelve years to convince me that this life might not be worth living. I found comfort in my confusion, knowing that these questions will be answered in time, and I found it in each second passing by, bringing me one second closer to those answers. More so, I knew God had put value on my life, and it would be an affront to Him if I took it all away. Raimi Albee A time in my life where I experienced great suffering was in 2016 when my grandpa passed away unexpectedly. I had never experienced suffering like this before because I had never had someone this close to me pass away. I was extremely close to him and looked up to
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