Leadership Resources: Suffering

30-Day Choosing Gratitude Challenge

Revive Our Hearts Staff Writers

Begin to cultivate a heart of gratitude and begin your journey to joy!

A Breath of New Life

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy will help you prepare for the ups and downs coming your way by telling you the biblical story of a godly, generous woman who lost her husband and her son.

Asking Why

Jennifer Rothschild

Is there something painful in your life right now that you don't think you deserve?

A True Woman Chooses Joy

Learn how to endure trials with joy, as Pastor MacDonald shares honestly from his own life. This message is also available on video and as a written transcript.

Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy (Nancy Leigh DeMoss)

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Discover how it makes life, even with all its bumps and bruises, a joy to behold.

Common Questions Asked About Suffering

Revive Our Hearts Staff Writers

Answers to common questions we receive at Revive Our Hearts about suffering.

Does God Really Love Me?

Stacey Salsbery

The pain and disappointment we experience is the aftermath of this world becoming soaked in sin.

Does Jesus Care?

Paul David Tripp

You need to be able to answer: "What in the world is God doing?" and "How in the world should I respond to it?"

Draw Near to God with Your Questions

Kelly Needham

When suffering comes, when God feels distant, when all His promises invoke pain instead of joy, draw near—ask questions.

Enduring Life’s Hardships

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

When life gets hard and our circumstances are overwhelming, we all face the temptation to be discouraged or to give in.

Finding God in the Dessert

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Learn how God can use the desert experiences to build endurance in your life.

God Never Wastes Your Pain

Kimberly Wagner

At the time, I couldn’t see anything God was doing and would never have imagined how He would use that season of pain. But He has!

God's Faithfulness in Times of Trouble (Ps. 107)

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy Leigh DeMoss unpacks Psalm 107, giving hope to anyone in distress, danger or despondency. She'll help you seek the Lord and be satisfied in Him even during times of trouble.

Have You Abandoned Your Boat?

Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla will show you the incredible things Jesus can do with the discarded, failed pieces of your life.

Hope for Uncertain Times

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Learn how to survive—and thrive—in an economic crisis.

Hope in God No Matter What

Lina Abujamra

Here are five principles from the life of Job that will help you find joy in God.

How to Endure Suffering

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Learn ten practical principles for enduring suffering from 2 Timothy.

Lessons from "The Devastation"

Erin Davis

Do you sometimes feel like you may not make it across without dropping dead?

Lessons I Learned in the Dark Book

Jennifer Rothschild

At the age of fifteen, Jennifer Rothschild confronted two unshakable realities: Blindness is inevitable . . . and God is enough.

Lessons I Learned in the Dark, with Jennifer Rothschild

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

When Jennifer Rothschild was a teenager, she visited the doctor and heard a word she didn’t expect--blindness.

Let Suffering Drive You to the Cross

Sarah Walton

Suffering has been used in my life to reveal who I am apart from Christ and what I have gained in Him.

Overcoming the Curse of Words

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy talks about how to overcome the curse of words and break free from their power.

Psalm 37: A Calm Heart in a Troubled World

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

In a world where bad news is constantly trying to steal our attention, Nancy teaches us how to focus on Truth.

Silent Suffering in an Instagram World

Monica Hall

Not every trial is one that can be lived out in the open. But when you suffer silently, no matter how great your anguish, God sees your pain and has compassion on you.

The Deeper Healing

Joni Eareckson Tada

Through it all, trace the deeper healing that Joni has received.

The Next Time You Have a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day . . .

Randy Alcorn

It’s our loss of perspective that magnifies every little thing that goes wrong.

The Stakes Are Higher Than You Think

Joni Eareckson Tada

Your battle is not insignificant. Rather, your life is a cosmic field of warfare, where the stakes are about as high and universal as you can get. This message is also available on video and as a written transcript.

The Unexpected Path from Trials to Joy

Jean Wilund

How can we count it all joy when all we want to do is cry? Or rage? Or at least grumble a little?

When Holidays Hurt

Samantha Keller

Grief at Christmas is hard. But Christmas is for your grief.

When You Want to Run Far, Far Away

Lindsay Swartz

Hard is hard, but hard isn't bad.

Your Pain Does Not Define You

Christel Humfrey

This grief, this broken relationship, this illness—whatever you are going through—it is not your forever and most defining characteristic.

Your Suffering Is Not the End of the Story

Laura Booz

In the midst of your suffering, remember this: We are only in the middle of the story. Jesus has more to say—and more to do.