It points to the hope that God wants to give us; a hope in the middle of the hurt where God Himself works through the pain and has suffered Himself, making a way to give us life abundantly John Reading this book is like being invited into a honest discussion of the real hurting in our lives and it breaks it down into bite-size chunks to process.
Each bite-size chunk is a chapter of only a few pages addressing an aspect of suffering, followed by a few questions to reflect upon and space to journal at the end of each chapter. I am in good company as someone who started writing a blog in the middle of suffering.
Present tense. They are writing it in the storm.
The storm of sickness. Both of them have Lyme disease. They have witnessed suffering within their own families.
Here is a short video explaining a bit more of their situations:. Yet, through the pain they have hope.
They hope in God because God understands pain more than we do. They wrote the book for those who are in the middle of the pain and offer the hope and comfort that they have experienced from God, to comfort and support those who are in the battle.
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Kristen and Sarah minister to fellow travelers on the road of suffering, out of the resources they have received on their journey, from the God of all comfort, grace, and hope. Kristen and Sarah have suffered immensely, but both of them know that our only hope is found in Jesus.
In this wonderful book, they have labored to encourage our souls with the gospel, give us space to grieve our loss, and turn to the only source of real hope. Kristen and Sarah have let us in to listen to their meditations in the midst of pain and limitation.
From our various contexts, we will all learn as we listen. Kristen and Sarah speak with fresh voices formed by their love of Scripture and their experience of walking with God through suffering.
Suffering is real. But so is hope. We pray this book greatly helps you, as you cling to the God of all hope.
Sarah and I prayed separately about what passage we might teach through, and God gave us both 2 Corinthians 4 and 5! We originally envisioned the book being for The Orchard.
What a treat!