Episodes: Suffering & Trials

Suffering & Trials

  • A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy, Part 1
    October 1, 2001 A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss addresses the need to trust God during times of uncertainty and relates her comments especially to the 9-11. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy, Part 2
    October 2, 2001 A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss talks about our source of trust during uncertain times. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy, Part 3
    October 3, 2001 A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss looks at the Scriptures to help us deal with the questions we ask when faced with tragedy. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 11
  • A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy, Part 4
    October 4, 2001 A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss reminds us that sin is a reality in today's world. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 11
  • A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy, Part 5
    October 5, 2001 A Biblical Response to America's Tragedy

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss discusses how we can respond to recent tragic events. Read or Listen →

  • God's Choicest Tool
    July 5, 2010 A Conversation with Joni Eareckson Tada

    For a year after her diving accident, Joni Eareckson Tada had no hope. Every night she wished she could take her own life. But God had other plans. Read or Listen →

  • Squeezed by Suffering
    July 6, 2010 A Conversation with Joni Eareckson Tada

    When you're under pressure, what comes out of your mouth? Joni Eareckson Tada says pressure is very helpful because it squeezes out sin so God can change you. Read or Listen →

  • Why Is Life So Hard?
    July 7, 2010 A Conversation with Joni Eareckson Tada

    Do you ever wonder why life is so hard? When things are difficult, we tend to assume that something's wrong that needs to be fixed. Read or Listen →

  • Have Your Own Way, Lord
    June 25, 2019 A Different Kind of Freedom (Joni Eareckson Tada)

    For years Joni Eareckson Tada prayed for healing from her quadriplegia. But she has come to appreciate the deeper healing the Lord has provided. Read or Listen →

  • Squeezed by Life's Pressures
    June 24, 2019 A Different Kind of Freedom (Joni Eareckson Tada)

    Joni Tada asked the Lord to set her free from her confinement to a wheelchair. Instead of answering that prayer, He gave her a different kind of freedom. Read or Listen →

  • Are You in Trouble?
    October 22, 2013 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46)

    Trouble will always be with us. You’ll never escape it in a fallen world, but there is a refuge you can run to during times of trouble. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • Be Still!
    October 30, 2013 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46)

    “Be still and know that I am God” gets said in hushed tones in many churches. But Nancy says that phrase was probably delivered in strong, commanding tones. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • In the Midst of the Storm
    October 31, 2013 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46)

    The Bible tells us that God will be a refuge in times of trouble. Nancy explains how God acts as a refuge, even while allowing the storm to blow around you. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • The River of God
    October 24, 2013 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46)

    Here’s one of the most amazing themes throughout Scripture: God dwells among His people. Why is this so amazing? Nancy will explain. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • Things That Stop the Heart
    October 29, 2013 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46)

    Do you ever feel uncomfortable reading stories about the judgment of God? But the desolations God brings upon the earth can actually be a source of comfort. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • When You are Battered by Fear
    October 23, 2013 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46)

    This year our world has been shaken by floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes. and a tsunami. Nancy opens Psalm 46 for a life shaken by storms of life. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • Why Do the Nations Rage?
    October 28, 2013 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46)

    Does it seem like enemies of the gospel have so much strength that they’re invincible? Nancy will give you some new perspective that will give you hope. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • God Will Use This in Some Way
    October 10, 2003 A Pastor's Perspective, with Dr. Bill Hogan

    Hear how God used a tragic loss in the life of Dr. Bill Hogan today on Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • 400 Years of Silence Broken
    January 14, 2019 A Portrait of Elizabeth

    Everybody knows what it’s like to deal with disappointment. How can you take your delayed hopes and dreams and turn them over to God to use for His glory? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:5-25
  • You Can Develop More Self-Control
    January 15, 2010 Adding to Your Faith (2 Peter 1)

    What do you look forward to in 2010? Are you looking forward to trials? No one hopes for trials and difficulties, but everyone should expect them. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Peter 1
  • Good News Is Better than Wishful Thinking
    December 30, 2009 Behold Your God: Isaiah 40

    Over the last year and a half, good news has been a rare commodity. The solution to bad news isn’t just wishful thinking. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Isaiah 40
  • How to Find Comfort in God's Strength
    December 28, 2009 Behold Your God: Isaiah 40

    It seems like everyone is looking for comfort. Just consider advertising for food, hotels, and bedding. But these things will never bring you lasting comfort. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Isaiah 40
  • Cancer and Contentment, Part 1
    October 20, 2015 Cancer and Contentment, with Scott and Karen Melby

    Scott Melby was in a hospital room in intense pain facing a life-threatening disease. In that moment he chose to worship. How do you make that choice? Read or Listen →

  • Cancer and Contentment, Part 3
    October 22, 2015 Cancer and Contentment, with Scott and Karen Melby

    Scott Melby has been so affected by cancer that he’s been on the verge of death. He says he wouldn’t trade the experience if he could. Read or Listen →

  • Cancer and Contentment, Part 4
    October 23, 2015 Cancer and Contentment, with Scott and Karen Melby

    As Scott and Karen Melby walked through cancer treatments, they realized the most difficult situation in life provided some amazing opportunities. Read or Listen →

  • Thanks for Saving My Life
    October 21, 2015 Cancer and Contentment, with Scott and Karen Melby

    Karen Melby watched her husband go through painful treatments for leukemia. Along the way, she learned something powerful about the gospel. Read or Listen →

  • God’s Faithfulness in Life’s Storms
    September 6, 2018 Celebrating Forty Years of God's Goodness

    Nancy says you’re likely either in a storm right now, coming out of a storm, or heading into one. Thankfully, we have a God who walks with us through the storm. Read or Listen →

  • Ten Years of Encouraging Hearts
    September 9, 2011 Celebrating Ten Years of God's Faithfulness

    This weekend, our nation will mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. You can approach this anniversary with hope and peace in your heart. Read or Listen →

  • Come Away and Rest, Day 3
    July 26, 2017 Come Away and Rest by Carrie Gaul

    Did you know you can receive suffering as a gift? We’ll hear from two women who have undergone very difficult medical treatments. Read or Listen →

  • An Expression of Faith
    June 20, 2005 Crying Out

    A mom knows the difference between her child's cry for help due to injury vs a simple complaint. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 50:15
  • Crying Out in Thanksgiving
    June 23, 2005 Crying Out

    When trouble comes we need to cry out to God for help. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 50:15
  • During Temptation
    June 22, 2005 Crying Out

    When you're tempted to sin, where do you turn first? To your will power? A godly friend? Or to God? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 50:15
  • Persistence in Crying Out
    June 24, 2005 Crying Out

    Scripture is full of examples of God answering prayer. But why does it seem as though sometimes He doesn't answer? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 50:15
  • Racing to the Scene
    June 21, 2005 Crying Out

    Emergency workers are quick to spring into action, but they have to be called first! God is wiser and more powerful than any firefighter. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 50:15
  • When Prayers Seem to Go Unanswered
    June 27, 2005 Crying Out

    When a prayer isn't answered the way we asked for it to be, does that mean God isn't listening? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 50:15
  • Learning the Language of Biblical Lament
    April 16, 2019 Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy with Mark Vroegop

    We’re not supposed to lament, right? Isn’t that wrong? Aren’t we supposed to be joyful all the time? Pastor Mark Vroegop will address these questions. Read or Listen →

  • Sorrow Mixed with Light
    April 18, 2019 Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy with Mark Vroegop

    Believers in Jesus are called to be joyful. But when you go through something tragic, it’s okay to be honest and okay to grieve. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Lamentations 3
  • The Lament of Jesus
    April 19, 2019 Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy with Mark Vroegop

    Jesus knew what it meant to grieve deeply. Whatever pain you go through, He knows what it feels like. Mark Vroegop will explore the lament of Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 22
  • The Right Way to Complain
    April 17, 2019 Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy with Mark Vroegop

    The New Testament tells us to do all things without grumbling or complaining. Yet the psalmist and many other biblical characters complained. Which is correct? Read or Listen →

  • Facing the Fear of Cancer
    October 16, 2019 Dawn Wilson: Trusting God with Cancer

    Cancer. Could you trust God to write your story, even if you heard that diagnosis? In the middle of cancer treatments, Dawn says it’s pulled her closer to God. Read or Listen →

  • Hope Is a Person
    February 21, 2014 Does Jesus Care? (Paul David Tripp)

    Jesus cares for you even in the middle of the storm. You’ve probably heard that. But Paul David Tripp says sometimes the storm itself is what you need. Read or Listen →

  • When Grace Sends You into the Storm
    February 20, 2014 Does Jesus Care? (Paul David Tripp)

    When you enter a difficult storm of life that stretches you, do you know what’s happening? It might be that God is showing you His incredible grace. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 6:45-52
  • A Good Giver
    June 7, 2007 Don't Waste Your Suffering, with Molly Veldt

    What happens when you think you know all the right answers, but reality rears its ugly head to prove otherwise? Read or Listen →

  • God's Loving Hands
    June 5, 2007 Don't Waste Your Suffering, with Molly Veldt

    A sacred moment. That’s how Molly Veldt described watching her young son die. Find out what Molly learned concerning trust and eternity. Read or Listen →

  • Grace
    June 6, 2007 Don't Waste Your Suffering, with Molly Veldt

    After losing two sons to a genetic disease, Molly Veldt was ready to move on into the process of adoption and onto the mission field. Read or Listen →

  • Inward Renewal
    June 4, 2007 Don't Waste Your Suffering, with Molly Veldt

    As a young wife who grew up going to church, Molly Veldt expected God to lead her new family down a smooth, easy path. Read or Listen →

  • The Valley of Deep Darkness
    June 8, 2007 Don't Waste Your Suffering, with Molly Veldt

    Sometimes we leave the Good Shepherd and end up in a dangerous place. Other times, we end up in a difficult place as part of the Shepherd’s plan. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 23
  • Enduring With Joy
    June 21, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    You can make everyone around you miserable, or you can joyfully accept trials as a gift from God. Hear how a young woman did just that with a brain tumor. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • Expect Suffering
    June 10, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    Imagine being in a dark, underground prison with the sewer of a major city running through it. Then imagine writing about being joyful! Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • God Will Help You Endure
    June 13, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    Do you feel inadequate to tackle something God has for you to do today? Nancy will provide some strategies for enduring. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • Helping Others Endure
    June 14, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    Hollywood loves to tell us what our heroes should look like. But find out why learning about heroes of the faith will help you endure hardship. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • Holding Up Under Pressure
    June 12, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    When you’re in the middle of a hardship, it can be easy to lose sight of the things you know to be true. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • The Purpose of Suffering
    June 11, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    It's easier for athletes who are training for the Olympics to endure long, grueling training when they have a goal in mind. The same is true for Christians. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • The Reality of Resurrection
    June 19, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    The hardships you face in life can be transformed as you think about Christ and the resurrection; change is coming! Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • The Results of Endurance
    June 18, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    It looks so great to stand on an Olympic podium and receive a medal. But that moment only comes after an incredible amount of endurance. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • What You Know and Who You Know
    June 20, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    The saying, "It’s not what you know, but who you know that counts," can lead to selfishly using people. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • You Have a Future
    June 17, 2019 Enduring Life's Hardships

    For anyone who believes in Jesus, all suffering is temporary. It doesn’t matter how permanent your hurt appears. There is an incredible future. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy
  • A Son's Perspective
    January 6, 2006 Enduring Life's Most Difficult Moments

    If your father had been brutally murdered when you were just a child, would it be difficult for you to forgive those who killed him? Read or Listen →

  • An Unconditional "Yes" to God
    January 3, 2006 Enduring Life's Most Difficult Moments

    Saying yes can be easy, or it can be very costly, depending what the question is. Read or Listen →

  • Is It Worth It?
    January 5, 2006 Enduring Life's Most Difficult Moments

    We’re all passionate about something. Read or Listen →

  • Relational Endurance
    January 4, 2006 Enduring Life's Most Difficult Moments

    Relationships have their ups and downs, but God wants us to endure no matter what the circumstances! Read or Listen →

  • What Do You Live For?
    January 2, 2006 Enduring Life's Most Difficult Moments

    What do you do when life throws you for a loop? How do you survive those most difficult moments? Read or Listen →

  • Finding God in the Desert, Part 1
    September 6, 2001 Finding God In The Desert

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss gives encouragement that God is there to help even in our desert experiences. Read or Listen →

  • Finding God in the Desert, Part 2
    September 7, 2001 Finding God In The Desert

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss teaches on how to handle temptation in the desert. Read or Listen →

  • Finding God in the Desert, Part 3
    September 10, 2001 Finding God In The Desert

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss looks at the reasons we might find ourselves in the desert. Read or Listen →

  • Finding God in the Desert, Part 4
    September 11, 2001 Finding God In The Desert

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss looks at the importance of tests to our faith. Read or Listen →

  • Finding God in the Desert, Part 5
    September 12, 2001 Finding God In The Desert

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss encourages us to be faithful in the desert. Read or Listen →

  • Finding God in the Desert, Part 6
    September 13, 2001 Finding God In The Desert

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss shows biblical responses to difficult circumstances. Read or Listen →

  • Finding God in the Desert, Part 7
    September 14, 2001 Finding God In The Desert

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss helps us to see ways we can survive in the desert. Read or Listen →

  • The World Goes Quiet
    November 27, 2017 Finding Hope in the Silence with Sue Thomas

    As a deaf girl growing up in a world of sound, Sue Thomas faced a lot of challenges. Read or Listen →

  • In the Middle of Your Struggle
    October 30, 2018 For Better or for Worse with Jimmy and Kelly Needham

    Kelly Needham married a Christian singer and was ready for a new, exciting adventure. A few weeks later she realized how difficult life can be on the road. Read or Listen →

  • Encouragement for Black Friday
    November 23, 2018 Forget Not All His Benefits: Encouragement for Black Friday (Ps. 103) - CD

    Nancy helps counsel your heart with the truth about post-holiday letdown or any other time you feel down. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Deuteronomy 8:1-19
  • God Is in Your Most Desperate Situation
    October 9, 2014 God in the Negative (Ney Bailey)

    What’s the most difficult issue in your life right now? Ney Bailey shows you some practical steps to transform the way you approach your challenges. Read or Listen →

  • Fruitful in the Place of Affliction
    May 30, 2019 God's Faithfulness in Times of Trouble (Ps. 107)

    When you need deliverance from trouble, you can take comfort in knowing this—you’ve already been delivered. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 107:1-43
  • Fruitful in the Place of Affliction
    December 11, 2014 God's Faithfulness in Times of Trouble (Ps. 107)

    When you need deliverance from trouble, you can take comfort in knowing this—you’ve already actually been delivered. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 107
  • He’s with You in the Storm
    May 29, 2019 God's Faithfulness in Times of Trouble (Ps. 107)

    You don’t have to try to manipulate, fix, or rescue yourself from trouble. Learn to lean on God's faithfulness. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 107:1-43
  • He’s with You in the Storm
    December 10, 2014 God's Faithfulness in Times of Trouble (Ps. 107)

    Leslie Basham: Nancy Leigh DeMoss says that sometimes you go through a storm so you can get to know Jesus better. Nancy Leigh DeMoss: And when you want Him more than anything else in your ... Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 107
  • His Love Endures Forever
    May 28, 2019 God's Faithfulness in Times of Trouble (Ps. 107)

    You can’t fix every problem. Nancy shows why you don’t have to try to manipulate, fix, or rescue yourself from trouble. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 107:1-43
  • His Love Endures Forever
    December 9, 2014 God's Faithfulness in Times of Trouble (Ps. 107)

    You can’t fix every problem. Nancy shows you why you don’t have to try to manipulate, fix or rescue yourself from trouble. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 107
  • God's Jewels
    May 25, 2012 God's Jewels (Joni Eareckson Tada)

    If you feel discouraged or weary doing the activity God has called you to, listen to Joni Eareckson Tada. Read or Listen →

  • Losing My Life for Christ's Sake
    June 29, 2005 Grace for Aging, with Evelyn Christenson

    As you get older, it becomes time to relax, right? Not necessarily! Read or Listen →

  • Never Done
    June 30, 2005 Grace for Aging, with Evelyn Christenson

    Evelyn Christenson has learned a lot of things over a life filled with both joy and suffering. Read or Listen →

  • Blessed Be The Name
    October 29, 2010 Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith

    Blessed be the name of the Lord. That isn’t just a song lyric. It’s a statement of faith delivered by a biblical character undergoing incredible suffering. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Habakkuk
  • Fear and Trembling
    October 26, 2010 Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith

    Many worship songs ask God to send His glory, yet the Bible is full of stories about people who fell down terrified when they encountered God. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Habakkuk 3
  • Have You Prayed About It?
    October 4, 2010 Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith

    Is it okay to ask God why and to tell him when you’re displeased? The prophet Habakkuk did both. Find out what we can learn from his honest prayer life. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Habakkuk 1
  • Trials that Reveal Your Heart
    October 28, 2010 Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith

    When you wean a child off a pacifier, the first few days can be a real trial, but a necessary one. Nancy explains how trials in our lives can be necessary too. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Habakkuk 3
  • Unexpected Answers
    October 8, 2010 Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith

    Have you ever asked God to answer your prayer, only to be surprised when the answer came? Habakkuk was begging God for answers, and was still surprised. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Habakkuk 1
  • Wait
    October 27, 2010 Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith

    It seems all of us are waiting on something. Waiting slows down our plans, hopes, and dreams. Nancy reveals why that might be a good thing. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Habakkuk 3
  • Waiting
    November 4, 2010 Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith

    Imagine reading an advice column that offered questions but no answers. Today's program addresses approaching God with questions and trusting Him for answers. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Habakkuk 3
  • The Squeeze
    January 10, 2008 Hannah's Prayer and God's Power

    Imagine a friend laughing at you after you tell her about one of your deepest struggles. Nancy tells of a woman from the Old Testament in that position. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Samuel 1
  • Held in the Everlasting Arms: A Message From Elisabeth Elliot
    June 28, 2013 Held in the Everlasting Arms (Elisabeth Elliot)

    Can you trust God even when nothing in life makes sense? Elisabeth Elliot shows you how your suffering is an opportunity to show what you believe about God. Read or Listen →

  • Helping Me Breathe Again: Katie Laitkep's Story
    December 7, 2018 Helping Me Breathe Again: Katie Laitkep's Story

    As a teenager, Katie Laitkep experienced debilitating migraines, joint pain, fatigue, depression. She wondered if God was really good. Read or Listen →

  • Hope When It Hurts, Day 1
    November 20, 2017 Hope When It Hurts with Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton

    Sarah Walton knew something was wrong with her young son. She’ll tell the story and give you hope when life hurts. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Corinthians 4:1-5:10
  • Hope When It Hurts, Day 2
    November 21, 2017 Hope When It Hurts with Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton

    Because she’s suffering from Lyme’s disease, sometimes Kristen Wetherell finds it difficult to even function. Read or Listen →

  • Hope When It Hurts, Day 3
    November 22, 2017 Hope When It Hurts with Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton

    Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton have experienced debilitating pain. But they say the physical suffering isn’t their biggest problem. Read or Listen →

  • Facing the Future with Faith
    May 11, 2011 Hope for Uncertain Times: Surviving and Thriving in an Economic Crisis

    This year our world has witnessed a major earthquake, a tsunami followed by a nuclear emergency, and more. What occupies your mind during a crisis? Read or Listen →

  • Our Confidence
    May 12, 2011 Hope for Uncertain Times: Surviving and Thriving in an Economic Crisis

    Here's good news about adversity: It shows you what's in your heart. So when your finances, your patience, or your ability is being squeezed where do you focus? Read or Listen →

  • Engaging in Battle
    August 5, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 1): Learning to be Victorious

    God has a role for each person. There are those who pray and those who send. And there are those who actually go into the battle and fight. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Exodus 17
  • Your Battle is the Lord's
    August 4, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 1): Learning to be Victorious

    If there’s some big task looming over your day, take a few minutes to listen to Nancy. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Exodus 17
  • Your Greatest Opportunity
    August 1, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 1): Learning to be Victorious

    Over the last six months, the word “crisis” has been used many times to describe our world. Do you know how many great opportunities there are in a crisis? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Exodus 17
  • Getting Past Your Obstacles
    August 22, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 3): Trusting God for the Promised Land

    What obstacles are blocking your goals? Is there any way to get through them? Join in today as Nancy shows you how. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 13
  • Jesus Knows Your Suffering
    August 18, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Does it ever feel like no one understands what you’re going through? There is one person who knows exactly what you’re feeling. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Meeting God in the Middle of Suffering
    August 23, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    If you are suffering through some tough issue today, you might be ready to see God in a new way. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Purposeful Suffering
    September 25, 2009 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Suffering has a limit. God won’t allow more than is needed for your good and His glory. If you feel like you’re at that limit, get some encouragement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Raising Strong Children
    August 24, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    How can you prepare your children for suffering and persecution? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Revelation Part 3, Day 3
    August 22, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Suffering has a limit. God won’t allow more than is needed for your good and His glory. If you feel like you’re at that limit, get some encouragement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Spiritually Rich
    August 21, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    If someone wanted to give you an incredibly huge gift, you wouldn’t ignore them. But someone does want to give you an incredibly huge gift. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Practical Hope
    October 19, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    Do you find yourself thinking of the Second Coming of Christ as a mysterious event far off into the future? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-7:13
  • What It Means to Truly Conquer
    November 10, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Is there some habit or temptation you’d like to conquer? Look to the example of the ultimate conqueror, Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Lies Women Believe About Themselves, Part 7
    February 5, 2002 Lies Women Believe About Themselves

    What should we do when we don't understand why God has allowed pain in our life? Read or Listen →

  • No Situation Is Hopeless
    August 19, 2011 Lies Women Tell Themselves, with Sharon Jaynes

    Do you want to watch God change what seems to be a hopeless situation? Sharon Jaynes says, "Don’t be impatient and run away from the hopeless situation." Read or Listen →

  • Watching Her Daughter Fight for Life
    May 21, 2018 Miracle for Jen

    When a drunk driver hit the Barricks' family car at eighty mph, all four family members were injured and sent to different hospitals. Read or Listen →

  • Willing to Be Used by God
    May 22, 2018 Miracle for Jen

    A fifteen-year-old named Jen asked God to use her life in a powerful way and wrote that prayer in a journal. Hear how God answered her prayer. Read or Listen →

  • Why You Should Expect Suffering
    February 4, 2015 On Another Mountain

    It’s natural to avoid suffering, but Nancy says we should expect suffering in the future. She’ll help you develop godly approaches to suffering. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 17:1-13
  • When God Doesn't Seem to Answer
    April 2, 2012 Psalm of the Cross (Psalm 22)

    Sometimes it seems like God is ignoring you. If you feel that way, you’re in good company. Jesus Himself felt abandoned. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 22
  • When You Feel Alone
    April 4, 2012 Psalm of the Cross (Psalm 22)

    Does it ever feel like no one can help you? Jesus knows that feeling. Nancy will explore this aspect of His suffering Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 22
  • A Shortcut
    July 2, 2007 Ruth: The Transforming Power of Redeeming Love

    It’s hard enough to suffer consequences for our own wrongdoing, but when we face hardship through no fault of our own, we can easily become discouraged. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ruth 1
  • Asking the Wrong Questions
    July 3, 2007 Ruth: The Transforming Power of Redeeming Love

    We tend to hope we will somehow stumble upon the right answers to our spiritual concerns. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ruth 1
  • Bitterness
    July 6, 2007 Ruth: The Transforming Power of Redeeming Love

    Do you ever wish you had a rich relative who could make all your financial problems go away? Nancy reminds us that we have someone infinitely better. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ruth 1-2
  • Commitment Over Comfort
    July 5, 2007 Ruth: The Transforming Power of Redeeming Love

    Imagine that your husband took you to a foreign country, and while you were there, he and your family died. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ruth 1
  • Returning Home
    July 4, 2007 Ruth: The Transforming Power of Redeeming Love

    We are grateful for independence, but when we try to gain independence from God, free to do things our own way, it causes a lot of trouble. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ruth 1
  • A Whole Different Prayer
    April 25, 2019 Singing the Lord's Songs in a Foreign Land (Psalm 137)

    Nancy walks you through the much-loved and the horrible-sounding parts of Psalm 137 and shows how it points us to the gospel. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 137:1-9
  • Courage in a Foreign Land
    April 24, 2019 Singing the Lord's Songs in a Foreign Land (Psalm 137)

    Imagine owning a business and receiving a big order, but the order came from Planned Parenthood, a major provider of abortions. Would you fulfill the order? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 137:1-9
  • How to Sing in a Foreign Land, Day 2
    October 11, 2016 Singing the Lord's Songs in a Foreign Land (Psalm 137)

    When you’re in the middle of a painful situation, do you feel you can’t sing? Nancy tells of believers who sang when it seemed there was no earthly reason. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 137:1-9
  • Pain That Points to a Glorious Future
    April 22, 2019 Singing the Lord's Songs in a Foreign Land (Psalm 137)

    How do you sing the songs of Zion when you’re living in Babylon? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 137
  • Setting Your Eyes Toward Home
    April 23, 2019 Singing the Lord's Songs in a Foreign Land (Psalm 137)

    When you’re in the middle of a painful situation, do you feel you can’t sing? Nancy tells of believers who sang when it seemed there was no earthly reason. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 137:1-9
  • This Is Not the End of the Story
    April 26, 2019 Singing the Lord's Songs in a Foreign Land (Psalm 137)

    Does it feel like the world is falling apart? Like extremism and terrorism will never end? Nancy reminds us about the ultimate end of the story. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 137:1-9
  • Is It Worth It?
    June 6, 2019 Some Things Are Worth Suffering For

    None of us will accomplish anything without endurance. Elisabeth Elliot knows what it’s like to endure tragedy after her husband was martyred. She’ll share val Read or Listen →

  • Running with Resolution
    June 7, 2019 Some Things Are Worth Suffering For

    Nothing is really worth living for unless it’s worth dying for. Jim and Elisabeth Elliot lived this principle out in the jungle of Ecuador. Read or Listen →

  • Cry Out to God in the Storm
    October 24, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    King David was a man after God's own heart--Learn how he handled the storms in his life on today's Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • God Is Sovereign in the Storm
    October 31, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    What have the storm's of life taught one woman? You'll hear her story today on Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • God Provides a Refuge
    October 22, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    Where do you run when you encounter a difficult situation in life? Join us on Revive Our Hearts today as Nancy Leigh DeMoss continues discu Read or Listen →

  • Our Theology is Tested During Storms
    October 25, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    Why is your theology important? Nancy Leigh DeMoss answers that question on today's Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Peace Comes in Knowing Who God Is
    November 1, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    If you had to articulate your theology, what would you say? Today on Revive Our Hearts, a guest tells us her three-cord theology. Read or Listen →

  • Storms: A Means to Glorify God
    October 30, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    Are you focusing on God and His glory? Today on Revive Our Hearts, Nancy helps us regain a proper perspective. Read or Listen →

  • Trusting God in the Storms of Life
    October 21, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    Are you struggling through a difficult situation? Nancy Leigh DeMoss begins a series on finding safety and strength in God's arms. Read or Listen →

  • When It Seems the Storm Will Never End
    October 29, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    What will the power of praise accomplish in the midst of your storm? Find out on today's Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Will You Love God, Even If
    October 23, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    On Revive Our Hearts today, Nancy speaks with a woman who is dealing daily with her husband's depression. Find out how she has learned to a Read or Listen →

  • Worship in the Midst of Storms
    October 28, 2002 Storm Shelter: Finding Safety and Strength in God's Arms

    Would you like to be able to defeat Satan? Learn one way on today's Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Suffering Is Not for Nothing
    June 5, 2019 Suffering Is Not for Nothing (Elisabeth Elliot)

    In her lifetime, Elisabeth Elliot has experienced a lot of pain and loss—and joy and peace. She’ll share important perspective on suffering. Read or Listen →

  • A Pathway to the Heart of God
    October 17, 2011 Surviving—And Thriving—Through Suffering, with Margaret Ashmore & Dr. Sally Knox

    Doctors say one-in-nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Find out how to approach this disease from a medical and spiritual point of view. Read or Listen →

  • A Testing Ground for Heaven
    October 20, 2011 Surviving—And Thriving—Through Suffering, with Margaret Ashmore & Dr. Sally Knox

    What is the most difficult thing you have to endure? It might be a tough job or a difficult marriage or physical pain. Read or Listen →

  • How Firm a Foundation
    October 19, 2011 Surviving—And Thriving—Through Suffering, with Margaret Ashmore & Dr. Sally Knox

    Your friend receives the diagnosis of cancer. What do you say? How can you best help them when you feel so helpless? Read or Listen →

  • The Image of His Son
    October 18, 2011 Surviving—And Thriving—Through Suffering, with Margaret Ashmore & Dr. Sally Knox

    When Margaret Ashmore was diagnosed with breast cancer, she realized that surviving wasn’t the ultimate goal--becoming like Christ was. Read or Listen →

  • The Other Side of the Cross
    October 21, 2011 Surviving—And Thriving—Through Suffering, with Margaret Ashmore & Dr. Sally Knox

    When we go through suffering, it’s an opportunity to think about what Christ went through on the cross. Read or Listen →

  • Who Meets Your Deepest Needs?
    November 21, 2013 The ABC's for Handling a Meltdown (Psalm 34)

    If there’s anything we Christians should be known for, it’s joy—even when our season of life, the circumstances we’re going through are difficult. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 34
  • The Blessing of Thorns, Day 1
    November 23, 2015 The Blessing of Thorns

    You’ve heard the adage, "Stop and smell the roses." But when was the last time you stopped to appreciate the thorns? Read or Listen →

  • The Blessing of Thorns, Day 2
    November 24, 2015 The Blessing of Thorns

    There may be a big obstacle to joy in your path today. How do you get past it? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
  • The Blessing of Thorns, Day 3
    November 25, 2015 The Blessing of Thorns

    If you could choose any problem to be removed from your life, what would it be? Why doesn’t God just remove it? Read or Listen →

  • The Blessing of Thorns, Day 5 with Lauren Chandler
    November 27, 2015 The Blessing of Thorns

    Lauren Chandler will never forget the Thanksgiving she spent at the hospital with her husband Matt. It was an opportunity to trust God at a whole new level. Read or Listen →

  • How Much Pain is Enough?
    April 12, 2013 The Deeper Healing (Joni Eareckson Tada)

    After spending several decades in a wheelchair, Joni Eareckson Tada heard the diagnosis "cancer." Why would one person go through so much suffering? Read or Listen →

  • Squeezing the Lemon
    April 11, 2013 The Deeper Healing (Joni Eareckson Tada)

    Joni Tada has prayed for God's physical healing. Those prayers haven't been answered. Joni helps you deal with the unanswered prayers in your life. Read or Listen →

  • The Gift of Suffering, with Bunny Wilson
    November 4, 2011 The Gift of Suffering, with Bunny Wilson

    Guest Bunny Wilson knows a lot about physical suffering and the hope that you can experience in the midst of the darkest hour. Read or Listen →

  • Let Me Be Your Warning
    May 22, 2013 The God I Love, with Joni Eareckson Tada

    When Joni Eareckson Tada looks back on the diving accident that left her paralyzed, she says, “God permits what He hates to accomplish what He loves.” Read or Listen →

  • The Dark Valley
    August 6, 2009 The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

    Sometimes we leave the Good Shepherd and end up in a dangerous place; it’s our own fault. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 23
  • You Anoint My Head with Oil
    August 10, 2009 The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

    What is the biggest problem you’re facing right now? It’s hard to believe, but that problem could become a great source of joy. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 23
  • Praising Through Tears
    November 23, 2006 The Power and Practice of Praise

    If you were to watch your child grow more and more rebellious and ultimately get arrested for murder, do you think you’d be able to praise God? Read or Listen →

  • The Stakes Are Higher than You Think
    November 15, 2013 The Stakes Are Higher than You Think

    Joni has been a model for trusting God through adversity. Being diagnosed with cancer, it would have been easy to ask why she had to face a new suffering. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Hebrews 10:36-38
  • Perspective on Suffering
    June 4, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Affirmations, Part 3

    Suffering is inevitable in a fallen world. Nancy helps you handle suffering in a way that brings God glory. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 119:71
  • Thriving in a Painful World
    February 19, 2019 The Truth About Our Circumstances

    If you complain about your circumstances, you’ll be complaining a lot. Our circumstances will never be perfect this side of eternity. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 4:10-21
  • The Father's Arms
    April 22, 2005 Under His Wings

    Here's a question to ponder: Where's the safest place for you to be? Read or Listen →

  • True Shelter
    April 21, 2005 Under His Wings

    God is a shelter we can always turn to, no matter what the situation. Read or Listen →

  • Good-Bye to Me
    May 21, 2014 Walk with Me, with Damaris Carbaugh

    Believers in Jesus are called to follow His lead, pick up their cross, and die to themselves. Damaris Carbaugh describes what it’s like to die to yourself. Read or Listen →

  • "I Can't Do This!"
    September 16, 2011 Walking Through Life's Deserts

    If you had to leave a nice house to live somewhere full of mud and rats, how would you respond? A woman who experienced just this had a surprising discovery. Read or Listen →

  • Demands in the Desert
    September 22, 2011 Walking Through Life's Deserts

    There’s a big difference between asking God for what you need and demanding what you want. Today, Nancy teaches you to recognize the difference. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 78:18-32
  • Discipline in the Desert
    September 19, 2011 Walking Through Life's Deserts

    When parents discipline their children, it demonstrates their love for them. Today, find out why God sometimes disciplines His children. Read or Listen →

  • Equipped in the Desert
    September 21, 2011 Walking Through Life's Deserts

    When trouble comes into your life, maybe you just see--trouble. But God sees an opportunity to teach you something new. Get some hope for facing problems. Read or Listen →

  • Handling Hardships
    September 15, 2011 Walking Through Life's Deserts

    When you’re in a season of God doing great things through you, be careful. The time right afterward might bring a lot of temptation. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 1:9-12
  • Surprised in the Desert
    September 14, 2011 Walking Through Life's Deserts

    When you feel especially close to God--like He’s using you in powerful ways--expect to go through some times that are less emotional and less fulfilling. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 1:9-12
  • Surviving the Desert
    September 23, 2011 Walking Through Life's Deserts

    Could you survive in the desert? You could, if someone taught you how and helped you prepare. The same is true for spiritual deserts. Read or Listen →

  • Tested in the Desert
    September 20, 2011 Walking Through Life's Deserts

    How did you feel in school when your teacher announced a pop quiz? Tests and quizzes don’t end when you leave school. In fact, you might be in one now. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Exodus 15:22-25
  • Valley Reality
    September 13, 2011 Walking Through Life's Deserts

    Regardless of how this person appears, everyone spends time in life’s valleys. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 1:9-12
  • Remembering God’s Past Protection
    October 16, 2018 Water, God's People, and God's Purposes

    Nancy addresses choosing to worship when circumstances change for the worse and it appears God is not paying attention. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Exodus 15:22-27
  • What to Do When Your Plot Twists
    October 17, 2018 Water, God's People, and God's Purposes

    Nancy addresses allowing God to use your circumstances to grow your faith. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Exodus 151:22-15:27
  • The Eyes of the Lord
    January 25, 2012 What to Do When Life Hurts (1 Peter 3)

    How was conflict handled in your home when you were growing up? With screaming or withdrawing? Few have learned how to deal with conflict God’s way. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Peter 3
  • When Marriages Hurt
    January 24, 2012 What to Do When Life Hurts (1 Peter 3)

    When someone speaks cruel words, it’s like they’re lighting a match. Your response can either put the fire out or toss on some fuel. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Peter 3
  • Prone to Wander
    October 3, 2011 When Men Don't Lead: A Look at the Life of Deborah

    Sometimes it’s hard to notice how prone we are to wander. But when we recognize our sin, there is hope. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Judges 4-5
  • Whatever it Takes
    October 4, 2011 When Men Don't Lead: A Look at the Life of Deborah

    When someone we love is suffering, we want to step in and stop the pain. But if God is using suffering to draw a lost soul to Himself, we need to let God work. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Judges 4
  • Accusations, Machinations, and Exaggerations
    September 14, 2015 When You Are Under Stress: A Study of Numbers 20

    When you’re in a mix of worry, grief, and need, where do you turn? Do you criticize those in leadership? Here’s something that’s far more powerful. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 20:1-14
  • Don’t Squander Your Trial
    September 15, 2015 When You Are Under Stress: A Study of Numbers 20

    When stress and trouble seem overwhelming, you have a great opportunity. It’s your chance to learn to lean on the Lord and experience significant growth. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 20:1-13
  • Hard is Not Always Bad
    May 6, 2013 When a Heartbeat Goes Silent, with Mark & Sarah Vroegop

    Nine months into her pregnancy, Sarah Vroegop woke up and felt like something was wrong. It would change what she believed about God’s goodness. Read or Listen →

  • God’s Goodness and Our Suffering
    July 26, 2012 Where Is God in All of This? with Deborah Howard

    If God is good, why does He allow us to suffer? Nancy talks with Deborah Howard about finding God in the most difficult circumstances of life. Read or Listen →

  • The Hope of Eternity
    July 27, 2012 Where Is God in All of This? with Deborah Howard

    Your current suffering may seem unbearable, but when you reach your eternal home, you’ll have a whole different perspective. Read or Listen →

  • God Is Good, and God Is Sovereign
    September 10, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    The doctor abruptly burst in the door, announced a problem with the baby and advised an abortion. Hear the truths Erin Davis clung to. Read or Listen →

  • How to Have Peace in Trials (Isaiah 54)
    September 19, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    Have you ever known someone who showed an amazing sense of joy in the middle of a crisis? Nancy says you could be that person. Read or Listen →

  • Let God Write Your Résumé
    September 4, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    When you apply for a job, you highlight the successes and downplay the failures. But God uses all our experiences for His glory. Read or Listen →

  • Trusting God as You Care for Your Spouse, with Kimberly Wagner
    September 17, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    It’s hard to go through physical pain, but it might be even harder to watch someone you love go through it. Read or Listen →

  • Trusting God with Your Spouse’s Future
    September 18, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    As Kim Wagner has cared for her husband, she’s learned some things about the power of gratitude. Read or Listen →

  • What’s Your Story?
    September 3, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    What’s your story? Are there chapters you’re embarrassed about? Has it taken some plot twists you regret? Read or Listen →

  • When You Watch Others Suffer
    September 25, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    There’s nothing quite like caring for a parent who’s descending into the darkness of dementia. Holly helps you prepare for dark seasons you may go through. Read or Listen →

  • When You’re Treated Unjustly
    September 26, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    As much as you’d like the tough circumstances in your life to wrap up immediately, your life story will take a process. Read or Listen →