God’s Grace in Our Suffering
Posted by David Wheaton | Friday, May 28, 2010 | 10:22 am CT
Guest: Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder, Joni and Friends
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory
in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:10-11)
As sparks fly upward, you will experience times of suffering in your life. It might be a diagnosis of terminal cancer for your loved one. It might be a wayward spouse or child that departs from their professed faith. Or, it might be a tragedy like our guest this weekend, Joni Eareckson Tada, experierced when she dove into the water for a swim at age 17, struck the bottom breaking her neck, and has been a quadriplegic in a wheelchair for the last 43 years.
Whatever the circumstance, suffering pains us deeply and often shakes our faith in God … for better or for worse. “How can God cause or allow such a terrible thing to happen?” “What could possibly be His purpose in this awful trial?” “Will the pain ever go away and where can I find comfort?” Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of Joni and Friends, an international ministry to the disabled, and author of many books, will answer these questions from her inspiring walk with God and her unwavering trust in His sufficient Word.
Our suffering may be great, but God’s grace is even greater. Whether you are going through a time of suffering now or want to be prepared when it comes, you won’t want to miss Joni this Memorial Day Weekend on The Christian Worldview.