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It's easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes--especially seemingly senseless suffering--we are filled with doubt and stunned by events spiraling beyond our control. In the midst of suffering, we often question the very foundation of our faith--our belief in the God who says he loves us.
Since our trust and obedience rest on God's character, the questions that life's tragedies force us to face are difficult, even frightening. Who is God? Can he really be trusted? What are his purposes in the face of suffering? If he can stop suffering, why doesn't he?
Joni Eareckson Tada, a woman who has lived in a wheelchair for more than thirty years, and Steve Estes, a pastor and one of Joni's closest friends, explore the answers. When God Weeps is not so much a book about suffering as it is about God. It tackles tough questions about heaven and hell, horrors and hardships, and why God allows suffering in this life.
Through a panoramic overview of what the Bible says about suffering, the authors make clear who God is, why he permits so much heartache and pain, and how it is we can trust him. With both a practical edge and heartfelt warmth, When God Weeps offers a message of deep reliance on God--and keys to a radical, life-transforming dependence on his love and mercy in spite of our doubts, fears, longings, and questions.
It's a message much needed. Despair and discouragement are rampant. At the same time, fewer people are able to balance God's purposes and his mercies. Instead, attempting to avoid tragedy and suffering, many Christians confuse simple formulas for faith. But where does that leave the family who loses a son on a military mission? Or the young mother who isn't healed of cancer?
When God Weeps is for people like these . . . and for thousands more who need more--much more--than answers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of my favorite resources for encouragement through a long trial. I have ready many unhelpful Christian books on suffering. Read morePublished 1 month ago by tjason mayo
This and excellent book addressing suffering and God and I highly recommend it. I gave my first copy away, so I was very glad that I was able to buy another one on Amazon!Published 2 months ago by Bradley Fritz
I am reading it through again, and will probably read it again and again!Published 3 months ago by Sherry Frey
Great book, it explains a lot about why we suffer as Believers.Published 4 months ago by T. Broadway
This is an excellent book! It helps a person to understand our God more clearly through trials and tribulations. I highly recommend this book.Published 4 months ago by P. Gladfelter