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5 Recommended Books About Trusting God in Hard Times

When life gets tough, it can feel hard to believe that God is good and present in the situation. Check out these books about how to trust God no matter what.

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense by Paul David Tripp

Paul Tripp’s life was turned upside-down by an unexpected health crisis, and he realized that his view of God wasn’t prepared for it. In this book, he lays out the common traps that fellow sufferers might also fall into, as well as the comforts God provides when we open our hearts to him in our weaknesses.

Trusting God by Jerry Bridges

Jerry Bridges takes big theological concepts and makes them accessible and applicable to the average person as he considers the ins and outs of trusting God in all circumstances.

Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves by Trillia Newbell

If her name sounds familiar, Trillia Newbell has been to The Crossing as part of a Family Event hosted by Crossing Kids. In this book, Trillia is speaking primarily to women, but I think every person will benefit from her wisdom on handling fear.

Polishing God’s Monuments: Pillars of Hope for Punishing Times by Jim Andrews

Sometimes we learn the most from listening to another person’s experience and hearing how they faced the challenges before them. Jim Andrews shares the story of how his daughter and her husband dealt with devastating health issues. Their story will point you to God’s sovereignty and grace.

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller

It’s natural to wonder if pain and suffering have any purpose in our lives. Tim Keller, a pastor in NYC, gives biblical hope and encouragement. Everyone will suffer. This book will help you suffer well.

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