This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.
When Life Is Hard
Life rarely goes the way we plan for it to go. Financial stability fluctuates, sickness sets in, death takes its toll. Changing circumstances may cause us to doubt God’s good purpose for everything he ordains. Yet, even in the midst of trials and suffering, God beckons us to himself.
Dave Furman, author of Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials experienced a shift in perspective in the midst of his own pain when he turned to God for help. He writes:
Hardship, sorrow, disability, persecution, and death are not good in themselves. But God in his grace uses them for our good and his glory. The nearness of God awakens us to him in our trials and draws us toward his grace.
A New Bible Reading Plan
Today, we’re pleased to announce a new, 7-day video devotional on ESV.org with Dave Furman aimed at helping you trust God more deeply and run to him in the in the midst of trials and suffering.
Start the Bible reading plan today.