Gospel Hope for Suffering: A 5-Day Devotional with Paul David Tripp

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Suffering Is Inescapable

We all wish to live lives free of trial, suffering, or hardship, but few escape these effects of sin this side of eternity. In fact, John 16:33 guarantees that “in the world, you will have tribulation.” Even still, as believers, we can put our trust in God and know that through our darkest days, he is working in us for his ultimate glory and our good. This is hope for the sufferer.

In his book Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense Paul David Tripp says:

Salvation isn’t found in our ability to escape suffering but in the presence and grace of the One who meets us in it.


Paul David Tripp

Best-selling author Paul David Tripp weaves together his personal story, years of counseling experience, and biblical insights to help us in the midst of suffering, identifying 6 traps to avoid and 6 comforts to embrace.

God Is Near

In this five-day video devotional learn how to trust God more deeply—even through circumstances you wouldn’t choose for yourself and be comforted by the reminder that the Lord is never far from you.

Available online and/or as a daily email delivered right to your inbox, this free devotional will offer you encouragement from the Word of God and gospel-rooted hope in the midst of trial.

Start the video devotional today at ESV.org!

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