God's Grace in Your Suffering

God's Grace in Your Suffering

It's easy to see God's grace when things are going well. But in the midst of suffering--when we don't sense any positive change in our circumstances on the horizon--we can start to question God's goodness. Exploring the biblical truths found in each stanza of the classic hymn "How Firm a Foundation," experienced biblical counselor David Powlison invites us to hear God's pe It's easy to see God's grace when things are going well. But in the midst of suffering--when we don't sense any positive ...

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Title:God's Grace in Your Suffering
Author:David A. Powlison
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Genres:Religion
ISBN:1433556189
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

God's Grace in Your Suffering Reviews

  • Becky
    Feb 26, 2018
    First sentence: Job, his wife, and his three friends agreed on two things. Our lives are ?few of days and full of trouble? (Job 14:1), and God?s hand is intimately mixed up in our troubles. But strife and perplexity set in among them when they tried to explain exactly how God and...
  • Victoria
    Jan 24, 2018
    David Powlison's book on suffering and the Christian life will be a comforting and insightful book for many. He writes in his signature style of thoughtful literary/Scriptural analysis combined with empathy, bringing in verses from Scripture and his own experience as a counselor. The b...
  • Debbie
    Nov 14, 2017
    This book looked at how God works in the midst of your pain and suffering. The author urges you to examine your specific, personal sufferings by answering questions that he poses throughout the book. In turn, he shares his experiences of fear, betrayal, and pain, and how he grew in his...
  • Ashley Baker
    Mar 17, 2018
    David Powlison?s God?s Grace in your Suffering focuses on the heart of suffering through the lens of the hymn How Firm a Foundation. Powlison invites the reader to bless the Lord in times of suffering. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 puts words around it: ?Blessed be the God and Father of ou...
  • Shawn
    Mar 22, 2018
    What a gem! ...
  • Cindy Rollins
    Nov 24, 2018
    Short but encouraging treatise on suffering for Christians If you are walking through hard times, as many of us are at any given time, this book is like having a friend hold your hand and walk beside you. It is a little book that will help us affirm,"It is good for me that I have be...
  • Redlanternlady
    Sep 26, 2018
    Highly recommend this little read. I just gifted this to my mother in law after I had read it, she is walking through a season of deep grief from two deaths of close family members within three months. She said she felt like the author was sitting in her living room speaking tenderly i...
  • Jeanie
    Apr 04, 2018
    A shadow reaches toward you. It covers you. Its inner logic whispers or shouts of death. And God says, "I am here with you." Can you honestly say, "I fear no evil"? Can you say that in terms of the specific evils and hardships of your life? it all depends on whether you hear the God wh...
  • Courtney Huskisson
    Jun 18, 2018
    So very thankful for the perspective of this book. I think one area that Christians can often be the weakest in is our theology of suffering. However, we are promised suffering in this life and we must know what to do with the question of 'where is God?' What I appreciated most abo...
  • Joseph McBee
    Mar 18, 2018
    This book was a gift from a friend and I am thankful to have received it. Powlison writes with the heart of a teacher, a counselor, and a fellow sufferer. The book is loaded with encouragement and truth. The Scriptures drip from its pages and reading it will refresh your soul. So...
  • Brenda
    Nov 16, 2018
    This relatively short book is framed around the hymn How Firm A Foundation. While it is about suffering, the author points you to Christ the entire way through, which is what suffering is meant to do. Using the hymn and his own experiences of suffering, Powlison continually brings the ...
  • Josh
    Mar 10, 2018
    There is probably no one I trust more than David Powlison on the topics of suffering and sanctification. This is one of those (very rare) must-read books. Every Christian will suffer; Powlison will help you, by God?s grace, to suffer well, and with hope. ...
  • Dorothy
    Nov 25, 2017
    According to the author, our suffering is never without benefit to those who trust our lives to God. While we often experience joys and good gifts from the hand of God, at the same time He has not promised us an easy ride through life. Affliction is certainly never easy, but through it...
  • Scott
    Jul 31, 2018
    Really great comforting biblical content organized around the hymn ?How Firm a Foundation.? Two of my favorite lines from the book: ?The wisdom to suffer well is like manna ? you must receive nourishment every day. You can?t store it up, thought you do become more famili...
  • Morgan
    Jun 23, 2018
    This is an excellent book for anyone who is going through suffering and wondering where God is. The author has a boots on the ground approach that helps take the subject out of the intellectual debate realm and provide practical comfort for the grieving heart. This is a small book that...
  • Justin Dixon
    Dec 02, 2018
    David Powlison takes the reader through the hymn ?How Firm a Foundation,? exploring the topic of (as the title says) God?s grace in your suffering. He briefly covers multiple topics such as internal suffering, unfortunate circumstances, and the power of the Enemy. This book deser...
  • Ivan
    Mar 17, 2018
    Whenever I read David Powlison I?m moved by a palpable sense that this man deeply loves Jesus, the Bible, and people. This small trilogy is practical, soaked in life experience, and life-giving?on sanctification, on sex, and this one on suffering. ...
  • Dre
    Oct 18, 2018
    This book offers many words of healing & hope. I thought he did a great job on the breakup of the chapters. I did, however, find it hard to follow along the hymn aspect he tried to weave in until the final chapter. I think my favorite part of the book were the last chapter & th...
  • David Monreal
    Sep 21, 2018
    Balm for the Soul This is a word of healing, a word of encouragement, and a word of hope to those of us who are suffering in this fallen world (and that is all of us). I can not recommend this book higher and I would run out of superlatives trying to express my admiration for this b...
  • Tarrah Lancaster
    Oct 22, 2018
    Wow. This was way better than I was expecting- I plan to read this again. It was so full of rich wisdom. Especially for those of us who have endured suffering. Loved it! ...
  • Craig Turnbull
    Apr 12, 2018
    "Here is the central concern of the book before you. When you face trouble, loss, disability, and pain, how does the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ meet you and comfort you?" Powlison has written a great little book on suffering, and he's done so in a unique way. Taking his...
  • AJ
    Jun 10, 2018
    The BEST book on suffering I have ever read. Maybe it was growing up in the time I did, but somehow I missed the training on suffering if you are going to walk by faith. Real life happens and so does the search for "what did I do wrong?" answers. I have read plenty of books on trials a...
  • Tiffany Atwood
    Oct 31, 2018
    This book is filled with reminders to God?s forgetful people. We need to remember His words to us and that He does all that He says He will do. This book ministered to my heart in many ways and I anticipate reading this again from time to time. ...
  • Wes Smith
    Mar 26, 2018
    This is a great short book on suffering. The author does a good job weaving together Scriptural truths, a powerful hymn, and his own personal story. One of my favorite parts of the book is that he has different places for you to fill in about your own story and interact with God's trut...
  • Connie Couto
    Sep 23, 2018
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  • Ashton Morgan
    Dec 10, 2018
    Great little book on suffering. Full of wisdom and practical advice. Grateful for Powlison?s writings. ...
  • Jacob  Pippin
    Mar 03, 2018
    Dr. Powlison does a great job with this short, encouraging book. Two impactful things stuck out to me and are worth meditating on more: Suffering "exposes and destroys counterfeit faith," it exposes our idols & God answers with Himself in the midst of our suffering. Powlison ex...
  • Malditang Librarian
    Apr 02, 2018
    Book description from Crossway: "There are never quick fixes or easy answers when it comes to suffering. But even when we can?t immediately see God?s hand?when the struggle is hard and painful?he is working. Weaving together Scripture, personal stories, and the words of the cla...
  • Confex Makhalira
    Jul 16, 2018
    One wise and godly man once noted that there are always three groups of people in this world. Those who are just coming out of hard times, those who are passing through hard times, and those who are about to enter into hard times. He was very right. We are all acquainted with suffering...
  • Ashlee Young
    Dec 08, 2018
    Hope for the hopeless. This life is full of suffering. How do we see God?s Grace in it? David Powlison beautifully uses the hymn, ?How Firm a Foundation? in this book to show us how God does not forsake us or leave us. Powlison?s writing is beautiful, encouraging, and resourcef...