Resources by Topic: Suffering & Trials

Voices of Recall

Doesn’t it seem that whenever you make a commitment to follow the Lord more faithfully, that commitment is tested? …

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Facing Heartache at the Holidays

This Christmas, may our silent aches and longings compel us to worship the God of the universe, who wrapped Himself in flesh and blood so that we would know the hope that does not disappoint. …

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When Trials Steal Your Joy

When I woke up on June 20, 2013, I had no idea what the day would bring. But as the day went on, I learned that God's plans for me were much harder than I would have chosen for myself. …

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Special Needs, Sovereign God

My son’s disabilities are not meaningless, pointless, or a mere diversion in the road that was supposed to be my life. He is just exactly as God created him to be. …

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New Year, Old Heartache

May you see God in the midst of trials and tragedy. May you see Him in the midst of fear and failure. In the year you least expect it, may you see the Lord, and may He become your Living Hope. …

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A Refuge in Harvey’s Wake

When we knew it was useless to continue wringing out water, we sat down on dirty floors muddied with debris and begged God to stop the rain. We rejoiced when, days later, He did. …

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A Most Unusual Gift

One of the most unusual gifts I ever received was a bowl of cooked chicken feet from my Zambian friends. Philippians 1:29 describes another unusual gift. …

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A Tribute to Kathy

My friend’s long walk through death’s shadows has ended this week. Kathy Helvey’s four-year battle with leukemia has given way to the victory of eternal life. …

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Afraid of More Pain

Have you ever crossed your arms, dug in your heels, and determined, “No more! I’ve been hurt enough, and I will NOT allow it to happen ever again.” …

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An Unwelcome Friend

You may be enduring a winter of suffering with no hope for spring. But no matter how you entered this season of adversity, you did not enter it alone . . . …

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Asking Why

Is there something painful in your life right now that you don’t think you deserve? Something that’s causing you to cry, “Why, God?” …

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Called for Help Lately?

How often do I actually call on God for help? I'm realizing . . . not nearly often enough! Why? I think it’s because I think I can handle it on my own. …

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Caught Between 2 Worlds

While the kids quietly play, an older woman across the room watches them. Her eyes sparkle yet are also strikingly sad. I wonder about her story. …

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Comfort for the Suffering

It's inevitable that someone you love dearly will slip away into eternity, leaving you grieving and enduring a trial you may not have been fully prepared for. …

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He Feels Your Pain

The day started normal but then turned suddenly awry. My teenage son wrote and handed me frantic notes that made no sense. …

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How Awesome is This Place!

We often sense the Lord’s presence in places of serenity. But what happens when the scenery changes—when it becomes waves of uncertainty, doubt, or fear? …

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How Grief Became My Friend

We dread grief as as though nothing good could come of it. But as I've cared for my autistic son, grief has become a friend who causes me to remember eternity. …

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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. …

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Running to God with Your Doubts

"God, I've been here before. You showed me truth to answer this question before. Yet, here I am again asking you the same question again." Have you been there? …

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Saying Goodbye

When everything in my feminine heart yearns to be deeply rooted and secure . . . I can be. In Him—in the One who is my life. …

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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 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 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 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 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 Chooses Joy

What's the difference between happiness and joy? James MacDonald says that discovering the difference will transform your life. Learn how to endure trials with joy, as Pastor MacDonald shares honestly from his own life.

James MacDonald James MacDonald What's the difference between happiness and joy? James MacDonald says that discovering the difference will transform your life.  Continue Reading 

A True Woman Chooses Joy

What's the difference between happiness and joy? James MacDonald says that discovering the difference will transform your life. Learn how to endure trials with joy, as Pastor MacDonald shares honestly from his own life.

James MacDonald James MacDonald What's the difference between happiness and joy? James MacDonald says that discovering the difference will transform your life.  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 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 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 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.

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