The 1689 on Painful Providence

Jimmy and Joe are sitting in the office, talking about God's painful providences from the 1689 Confession chapter 5 paragraph 5. How should we seek to walk through God's painful providences? What are his divine purposes when his providence involve suffering? Plus, bar-b-q sauce!

NOTE: The intellectual lightweights can forward to the 8:50 mark to skip the banter. 

The Providence of God by Thomas Watson (online)
Behind a Frowning Providence by John Murray (free PDF download)


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