It’s part of our human condition—unexpected, unpredictable, unwanted events that cause us suffering and pain. Maybe the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, a loved one’s death, a medical diagnosis, an accident. Hardship disorders our lives, but with God’s help we often are able to reorder our lives in ways that bring us unexpected blessings.

Download a free study guide for “Something new emerges,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s March 2021 issue. The guide includes two pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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