Resources by Topic: Suffering & Trials

Enduring With Joy

Enduring With Joy

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 →

You Have a Future

You Have a Future

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 →

Expect Suffering

Expect Suffering

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 →

Is It Worth It?

Is It Worth It?

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 →

The Lament of Jesus

The Lament of Jesus

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 →

He Is God

He Is God

As you wonder how to give thanks in the midst of your trials, remember that your Creator takes care of His creation. Read or Listen →

Spiritually Rich

Spiritually Rich

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 →

He’s with You in the Storm

He’s with You in the Storm

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 life, that's what you'll get. You will get Him. He will deliver you.  Leslie: This is Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss for Wednesday, ...
Engaging in Battle

Engaging in Battle

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 →

Good-Bye to Me

Good-Bye to Me

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 →

Hope Is a Person

Hope Is a Person

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 →

Be Still!

Be Still!

“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 →

The River of God

The River of God

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 →

Squeezing the Lemon

Squeezing the Lemon

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 Eyes of the Lord

The Eyes of the Lord

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 →

Whatever it Takes

Whatever it Takes

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 →

Demands in the Desert

Demands in the Desert

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 →

Equipped in the Desert

Equipped in the Desert

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 →

Tested in the Desert

Tested in the Desert

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 →

"I Can't Do This!"

"I Can't Do This!"

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 →

Handling Hardships

Handling Hardships

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 →

Surprised in the Desert

Surprised in the Desert

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 →

Our Confidence

Our Confidence

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 →

Waiting

Waiting

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 →

Blessed Be The Name

Blessed Be The Name

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 →

Wait

Wait

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 →

Fear and Trembling

Fear and Trembling

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 →

Unexpected Answers

Unexpected Answers

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 →

Squeezed by Suffering

Squeezed by Suffering

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 →

God's Choicest Tool

God's Choicest Tool

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 →

Purposeful Suffering

Purposeful Suffering

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 →

The Squeeze

The Squeeze

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 →

Bitterness

Bitterness

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 →

Returning Home

Returning Home

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 →

A Shortcut

A Shortcut

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 →

Grace

Grace

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 →

Rescued

My mama cried in the back of that police car, hands cuffed as she told me she loved me. I knew in my young heart she really did. She just couldn't make it work. Continue Reading …

God's Faithfulness in Times of Trouble

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.

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. Continue Reading 

Have You Abandoned Your Boat?

Does part of your life feel broken? Priscilla Shirer will show you the incredible things Jesus can do with the discarded, failed pieces of your life. You’ll be encouraged to give every situation to the Lord, no matter how difficult.

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

The Stakes Are Higher than You Think

Prepare to be deeply moved as Joni Eareckson Tada paints a picture of the unseen world and all that is at stake in the throes of your suffering. Be encouraged that 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!

Joni Eareckson Tada Prepare to be deeply moved as Joni Eareckson Tada paints a picture of the unseen world and all that is at stake in the throes of your suffering. Continue Reading 

Why Such Grace?

Are you filled with questions of why over your difficult (and seemingly unfair) circumstances? As Jennifer Rothschild candidly shares about her physical blindness, you'll get a new perspective on the trials in your life; and will find amazing, overflowing grace at the foot of the cross.

Jennifer Rothschild Are you filled with questions of why over your difficult (and seemingly unfair) circumstances? Get new perspective and find grace at the foot of the cross. Continue Reading 

A True Woman Learns to Trust

What circumstances threaten your trust? After someone caused great pain to her family, Karen Loritts did not want to trust God. Instead she wanted to lash out in anger and hurt someone. Learn to develop a deeper level of trust for the most difficult issues you face.

Karen Loritts What circumstances threaten your trust? Learn to develop a deeper level of trust for the most difficult issues you face. Continue Reading 

God's Jewels

If you feel discouraged or weary doing the activity God has called you to, listen to Joni Eareckson Tada. She’ll share what she’s been learning through suffering about God’s grace and glory.

Joni Eareckson Tada If you feel discouraged doing the activity God has called you to, listen to Joni Eareckson Tada. She’ll share what she’s been learning through suffering. Continue Reading 

The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking ...

In forty-give years as a quadriplegic, Joni has faced fears, questions, and challenges galore. But through it all, she has found God to be faithful and has encountered Christ at every turn. This session will be an up-close-and-personal interview with Joni about her journey with the Lord and how she has found hope and grace in the midst of life's ...

Joni Eareckson Tada In 45 years as a quadriplegic, Joni has faced fears, questions, and challenges. She has found God to be faithful and has encountered Christ at every turn. Continue Reading 

Hope When It Hurts

Suffering is real. But so is hope. Join Kristen and Sarah as they invite you to see how God is caring for you, growing you, and even using you, in times of suffering. Because of Jesus, you can be full of realism about the hurts of life, yet overwhelmingly full of hope about the God who gives life.

Sarah Walton Kristen Wetherell Continue Reading