When life gets tough, it can feel hard to believe that God is good and present in the situation. Check out these books about how to trust God no matter what.
Paul Tripp’s life was turned upside-down by an unexpected health crisis, and he realized that his view of God wasn’t prepared for it. In this book, he lays out the common traps that fellow sufferers might also fall into, as well as the comforts God provides when we open our hearts to him in our weaknesses.
Jerry Bridges takes big theological concepts and makes them accessible and applicable to the average person as he considers the ins and outs of trusting God in all circumstances.
If her name sounds familiar, Trillia Newbell has been to The Crossing as part of a Family Event hosted by Crossing Kids. In this book, Trillia is speaking primarily to women, but I think every person will benefit from her wisdom on handling fear.
Sometimes we learn the most from listening to another person’s experience and hearing how they faced the challenges before them. Jim Andrews shares the story of how his daughter and her husband dealt with devastating health issues. Their story will point you to God’s sovereignty and grace.
It’s natural to wonder if pain and suffering have any purpose in our lives. Tim Keller, a pastor in NYC, gives biblical hope and encouragement. Everyone will suffer. This book will help you suffer well.
Looking for more sources of encouragement for yourself and to share with others? Check out these resources on what the Bible says about fear, anxiety, and trusting God.