Book Resources

By: David Powlison
There are never quick fixes or easy answers when it comes to suffering. But even when we can't immediately see God's hand--when the struggle is hard and painful--he is working. Weaving together Scripture, personal stories, and the words of the classic hymn "How Firm a Foundation," David Powlison brings an experienced counselor's touch to exploring how God enters into our sufferings, helping us see God working in our own particular struggles--and discover how God's grace goes deeper than we could ever imagine.
By: John Piper and Justin Taylor
In Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God's sovereignty as evidenced in his Word. They urge readers to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship they have ever known.
By: Timothy Keller
 One of the enduring questions of faith---and a stumbling block for skeptics---is why God allows pain and suffering in the world. Offering a fresh view on this key issue, Keller provides a definitive, biblically based response. Discover the meaning and reason behind pain---and learn how to overcome it by understanding our relationship with God. 
By: John Murray
Sorrow and suffering are unavoidable facts of life. But in our modern society they are so deeply feared that few of us ever think or talk seriously about them. Occasionally we may see someone show great faith in the face of severe trials, and yet never ask how that faith comes about. Behind a Frowning Providence talks openly about these things. It shows why faith is able to triumph in the face of all obstacles: it is focused on God's character and his promises to his people.
By: Jerry Bridges
During a time of darkness and adversity in his own life, Jerry Bridges dug deep into the Bible for answers on God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life―and it will change yours too. Find the answers to some of your most heartfelt questions, such as:
  • Is God in control?
  • Can I trust God?
  • What is our responsibility when things are hard?
  • How can I grow through adversity?
  • And more
Explore the scope of God’s care and control over nations, nature, and the tiny details of your life. You’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely―even when life hurts. 
By: Richard Sibbes
'I shall never cease to be grateful to...Richard Sibbes who was balm to my soul at a period in my life when I was overworked and badly overtired, and therefore subject in an unusual manner to the onslaughts of the devil...I found at that time that Richard Sibbes, who was known in London in the early seventeenth century as The Heavenly Doctor Sibbes; was an unfailing remedy...The Bruised Reed...quieted, soothed, comforted, encouraged and healed me.' -- D. MARTYN LLOYD-JONES

Audio Resources

Sermons on the book of Job by Stephen Davey

CCEF Counseling Resources on Suffering

The Stewardship of Suffering- ACBC Truth and Love Podcast

Human Suffering and Heaven’s Hope- ACBC Truth and Love Podcast