Book Recommendations


Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges


Suffering and the Sovereignty of God edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor


Making Sense of Suffering by Joni Eareckson Tada


A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty by Joni Eareckson Tada


When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty by Joni Eareckson Tada


Big God: How to Approach Suffering, Spread the Gospel, Make Decisions and Pray in the Light of a God Who Really is in the Driving Seat of the World by Orlando Saer


Surprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in The Christian Life by R. C. Sproul


Beside Still Waters Words Of Comfort For The Soul by Charles Spurgeon

Article Links

Following God Can End Badly | TGC

Credo Magazine » Reflections: One Year Later (Fred G. Zaspel)

The Theology of Suffering and Reformed African Americans – Reformed African American Network

A Hope Greater than Healing

20 Approaches to Battling Depression-Anxiety as Suffering | Brad Hambrick

Big God | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

Worship in the Dark | Desiring God

Google Hangout with R.C. Sproul Jr: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog

All His Breakers and His Waves: Our Church, Suffering, and Stubborn Faith – Gospel Driven Church

Together in Suffering – Highlands Ministries OnlineHighlands Ministries Online

6 Pillars of a Christian View on Suffering – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Moore Prayers – White Horse Inn Blog

Sojourner Stories Of Suffering: Disease, The Lord’s Prayer, and Hope | Daniel Montgomery

Don’t You Dare Be Caught Rejoicing with Those Who Weep – Justin Taylor

The Beauty of Faithful Suffering – The Gospel Coalition Blog

36 Purposes of God in Our Suffering | Counseling One Another

A Note to Moms in Crisis | En Route

Borrowed Light: Joy in the Midst of Hope Deferred

Beyond Self-Help | En Route

When You’re in a Spiritual Storm, Trust Your Instruments – Desiring God

Hiding the things that hurt. | Stuff Christians Like – Jon Acuff

The Days of Darkness Will Be Many :: Desiring God

WORLDmag.com | Praising God for my troubles | Andrée Seu Peterson

On Divine Child Abuse

Grief — A Forgotten Apologetic | NWBingham.com

Make room for suffering | Joel J. Miller

36 Purposes of God in Our Suffering | Counseling One Another

Seeing Beyond the Suffering – Trevin Wax

Christ’s Grace and Your Suffering – Justin Taylor

“That happens to be my place of healing.” « The Works of God

How to Write a Good Sympathy Card | Counseling One Another

Doing Great Things by R.C. Sproul Jr. | Ligonier Ministries Blog

Grace | Permanent Things

Everyday Transcendence: The 99 Balloons of Eliot Hartman Mooney | Philosophical Fragments

Family Slant: Cambodia: The Unexpected Surge

Matt Chandler and C.J. Mahaney at T4G on Suffering – Justin Taylor

Ten Lessons from a Hospital Bed | Desiring God

12 Things To Thank God For In The Midst Of Affliction

Pleasing God On Your Sickbed

God’s gifts in suffering (1) Introduction | The Briefing

Carson: The most painful things I’ve ever borne are betrayals by Christian friends | Andy Naselli

The Grace of Affliction | joethorn.net

Ministry and Suffering | The Proclamation Trust (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)

Chronic Suffering

Crisis Survival for Parents – Special Needs Parenting

Chronic Pain and the Christian Life

Hope for Chronic Suffering – Desiring God

Discipline/Chastisement

Suffering, Chastisement and the Fatherly Love of God – Feeding on Christ

The Difference Between God’s Punishment and God’s Discipline — A.W. Pink | Reformed Bibliophile