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In the Hands of a Fiercely and Tender God31 Days of Hope, Honesty, and Encouragement for the Sufferer

Colleen Chao

You don’t have to suffer alone.

Build joyful endurance with help from this devotional by Colleen Chao.

Colleen shares a precious devotional gift with the suffering soul: thirty-one days of wisdom, hope, and encouragement. Drawing upon stories from past saints, rich truths from Scripture, and habits that build joyful endurance, Colleen helps fellow sufferers to embrace one day at a time, to trust and love Jesus more.

About the Author

Colleen Chao

Colleen Chao

Colleen Chao writes about God's goodness in her journey through singleness, depression, chronic illness, and stage-four cancer. She is the author of In the Hands of a Fiercely Tender God: 31 Days of Hope, Honesty, and Encouragement for the Sufferer. … read more …


  • Brave and bighearted, this book is like a series of coffee dates with a much-beloved friend. Colleen generously invites us to journey alongside her, not only through our suffering, but also into the joyous embrace of a Love that exceeds our wildest dreams. Every moment I spend with Colleen—in person and in print alike—leaves me more deeply convinced of the beauty of Jesus.

    Gregory Coles, Author
  • With aching beauty, Colleen Chao beckons us to the deep waters, where we can behold our trials, sufferings, and hardships anew. Her writing, breathtaking and forged through the fire, will move you to tears and praise as she unpacks the gracious gift of suffering.This is a must-read for the body of Christ, one I will turn to again and again.

    Kim Cash Tate, Author
  • There is an invisible chord that stitches us together, regardless of status or stage of life, net worth, or natural giftings—the string is suffering. Each of us will suffer. The question is, will we suffer well? Colleen knows what it means to endure. She’s done it with otherworldly focus, passion, and joy. Let her be your guide through life’s dark valley.

    Erin Davis, Author