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Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Arthur Matthews was serving as a missionary in China when the Communists took control. He spent years in house arrest with his wife and daughter, and his writings show what it’s like to embrace the plan and purposes of God in suffering.

"An escapist generation reads security, prosperity, and physical well-being as evidences of God’s blessing. When He puts suffering and affliction into our hands, we misread His signals and misinterpret His intentions."

Nancy: The next time you face a trial, don’t resent, resist, or run from the cross—instead, embrace it and trust in the heart of the One who died for you.

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