“Why me?” “What did I do to deserve this?” “Where is God in all of this?”
To anyone who has undergone a period of intense suffering, these questions will sound all too familiar. In times of trials and sadness, confusion so often clouds our ability to see God’s hand at work, and our questions can seem impossible to answer.
Where Is God in All of This? provides a godly response to such questions and guides the hurting soul to a place of trusting submission to God’s will. Deborah Howard, an experienced hospice nurse and counselor, draws from her daily experiences with the doubts of anguished and questioning people and reminds us that all things happen for a twofold purpose: our best good and God’s greatest glory.
Table of Contents:
Part One: General Theology of Suffering
1. The Purposes of Suffering
2. The Origin of Suffering
Part Two: Purposes Common to All Suffering
3. To Complete Our Sanctification
4. To Drive Our Souls to God
5. To Teach Us to Trust God’s Promises
6. To Prepare Us for Coming Glory
7. To Give Us Opportunities to Witness
8. To Make Us More Grateful and Appreciative
9. To Equip Us to Comfort Others
Part Three: Purposes Specific to Some Suffering
10. To Teach Us God’s Law
11. To Demonstrate God’s Love
12. To Discipline His Wayward Children
13. To Wean Us from This World
14. To Reveal Sin in Us
15. To Punish the Wicked
16. What is the Bottom Line?
Deborah Howard divides her time between nursing and writing. A student of the Bible, Deborah finds joy in service to others in the various ministries in which she is involved.
"With a solid biblical understanding of pain and suffering, a mature mind with years of fruitful ministry to hurting people, and a sincere desire to provide help to those in need, Deborah has given us a resource of lasting spiritual value." — Lance Quinn
"Warm, wise, kind, honest, and full of the Word, helpfully applied! Thanks to Deborah for writing it." — Bob Lepine