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:Psychology
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...
  • Cindy
    Mar 06, 2018
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  • Kristin
    Mar 19, 2018
    My sister, B, loaned this to me because it has encouraged her and she wanted to encourage me. ...
  • 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! ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
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    Apr 23, 2018
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  • Nathan Randel
    May 07, 2018
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  • 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...
  • Sam Rainer
    Apr 12, 2018
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  • 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. ...
  • Darren
    May 26, 2018
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  • Jason
    Mar 13, 2018
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  • 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...
  • Bobby Bonser
    Apr 27, 2018
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  • 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...
  • Robert Cotan
    May 03, 2018
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  • Kyle Linville
    Apr 03, 2018
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  • 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...
  • Lena Uhren
    Aug 13, 2018
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  • 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...