Thirty biblical meditations for women that offer hope in times of suffering.
Hurt is real. But so is hope.
Kristen and Sarah have walked through, and are walking in, difficult times. So these thirty biblical reflections are full of realism about the hurts of life—yet overwhelmingly full of hope about the God who gives life.
This book will gently encourage and greatly help any woman who is struggling with suffering—whether physical, emotional or psychological, and whether for a season or for longer.
It is a book to buy for yourself, or to buy for a member of your church or friend. For anyone who is hurting, this book will give hope, not just for life beyond the suffering, but for life in the suffering.
Each chapter contains a biblical reflection, with questions and prayers, and a space for journaling.
1. The Gospel Makes a Difference
2. Christ’s Power in our Weakness
3. Affliction and Hardship
4. Anxiety and Worry
5. Pain is Real
6. Peace amid Confusion
7. The Detours of Life
8. When God seems Silent
9. The not-surprise of Persecution
10. The Opportunity of Suffering
11. Coming to the End of Yourself
12. An Alternative to Numbness
13. He Suffered too
14. What is in the Heart
20. This is not All There is
22. Your Earthly Home
23. Your Heavenly Body
24. You are Not Alone and you are Not Unloved
25. God is Faithful
26. On Feeling Angry and Bitter
27. Pour out your Heart
28. Walk by Faith
29. God is at Work
30. You will See His Face
Kristen is a writer, Bible teacher, and the content manager at Unlocking the Bible. She and her husband, Brad, are members of The Orchard in Itasca, Illinois, and they have one daughter, Joanna Grace.
Sarah Walton is the author of Hope When It Hurts. She is married to Jeff and is mother to four young children.
"I had not finished reading the introduction to this book before I was making a mental list of friends that I knew would find it a balm to their weary hearts. Kristen and Sarah minister to fellow travelers on the road of suffering, out of the resources they have received on their own journey, from the God of all comfort, grace, and hope." - Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Author, host/teacher of Revive Our Hearts
"Kristen and Sarah have let us in to listen to their meditations in the midst of pain and limitation. They've opened up their hearts, their stories, and their Word-filled words. From our various contexts, we will all learn as we listen. I'm grateful for this book's faithful call to lift up our eyes to a God of mercy who loves and saves." - Kathleen Nielson, Director of Women's Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition