Revive Our Hearts Podcast

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The Reality of Suffering and Hardship

Dannah Gresh: Bob Lepine explains how he and his wife, Mary Ann, counsel their own souls when they wonder, Why, God?

Bob Lepine: I know that what God does is good, that all things come from His hand, and whatever His purpose was, whether I understand it in this life or not, it’s a good purpose.

Dannah: This is the Revive Our Hearts podcast with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, coauthor of You Can Trust God to Write Your Story, for April 18, 2022. I’m Dannah Gresh.

Life is full of ups and downs—mountains and valleys. Sometimes the valleys are deep, dark, difficult. Today and tomorrow we want to address this question: How can we reconcile the sovereignty and goodness of God with the agonizing pain we experience?

In the fall of 2021, Bob Lepine spoke on precisely that topic in Phoenix, Arizona, to a gathering of some of the ministry …

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About the Teacher

Bob Lepine

Bob Lepine

Bob Lepine has been married to Mary Ann since 1979. Together, they have five children. Bob is the Vice President of Content, Chief Creative Officer, and co-host of FamilyLife Today. He's the author of numerous articles and books, serves on the Advisory Board for Revive Our Hearts, and emcees the True Woman Conferences.

About the Hosts

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

When Dannah Gresh was eight years old, she began praying that God would use her as a Bible teacher for “the nations.” When she sees the flags of many countries waving at a Revive Our Hearts event, it feels like an answer to her prayer.

Dannah is the founder of True Girl which provides tools for moms and grandmothers to disciple their 7–12 year-old girls. On Monday nights, you’ll find Dannah hosting them in her online Bible study. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including Ruth: Becoming a Girl of Loyalty, Lies Girls Believe, and a Bible study for adult women based on the book of Habakkuk. She and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in central Pennsylvania.