A Mountain Streams book
David Brandt Berg
Keith Phillips would like to thank Michael Roy, Phillip Sherwood, and Reuben Rushevsky for their assistance in the compiling and editing of this book.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Bible quotations in this booklet are from the New King James Version, © 1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc. References marked “KJV” are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Edited by Keith Phillips
No one’s life is without problems, even a Christian’s. Some say especially a Christian’s. But why is that? Why doesn’t God solve all of our problems the instant we receive Jesus as our Savior? Why doesn’t He make this life as painless and perfect as the Heaven He has promised us? Why hardships and suffering?
The short answer is that God knows we need them. Troubles cause us to turn to the Lord and depend on Him more, and through that we learn more about His love and loving ways. If we take them the way He wants us to, troubles help prepare us for the next life and equip us to better help others get through this one. Troubles strengthen us and teach us faith and trust.
All the faith we need to trust God through even the most trying times is at our disposal. Faith comes from studying and applying God’s Word (Romans 10:17; James 1:22-25). And that’s what the ten articles that make up More Than Conquerors are about—helping us understand how God is working out His plan, even through our problems and seeming failures.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? … In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:35,37). That’s the kind of faith that brings us through to victory every time—and it can be yours!