Resources for Difficult Times
Recommended Reading for Difficult Times:
Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On: Trusting God in the Tough Times by Stormie Omartian
Stormie O’Martian shares from her personal experience and understanding of God’s Word how readers can learn to entrust their concerns, trials, worries and their daily needs to God.
Life is Tough, But God is Faithful: How to See God’s Love in Difficult Times by Sheila Walsh
Sheila Walsh uses insights from the book of Job, experiences in her own life and the lives of others whose faith has helped them be shining lights in this dark world to show you how the choices you make affect your life. Focusing on thirteen turning points, she helps readers discover God’s love and forgiveness.
Putting Your Past Behind You: Finding Hope for Life’s Deepest Hurts by Erwin W. Lutzer
We may have made mistakes in the past, but we are not tied to those mistakes. Dr. Lutzer shows the reader what the Bible says about God’s role in separating people who are hurting and discouraged from their pasts. Others have traveled beyond their pain and put their pasts behind them. You can, too.
Safe in the Shepherd’s Arms: Hope & Encouragement from Psalm 23 by Max Lucado
Psalm 23 is “written by a shepherd who became a king-because He wanted us to know about a King who became a shepherd.” Using this psalm as a guide, Max Lucado walks the reader through releasing burdens, throwing off fear and resting safely in the arms of the Shepherd.
(not available on Amazon)
The Fire of Delayed Answers by Bob Sorge
The author uses his own personal crisis to give insight into God’s purposes for using season of delay to produce within us Christlikeness and greater fruitfulness.
When the Hurt Runs Deep: Healing and Hope for Life’s Desperate Moments by Kay Arthur
Kay Arthur uses insights she has gained from studying, counseling and her own experiences to guide the reader toward genuine healing. Join her on a journey toward wholeness by exchanging, fear, frustration, hurt and disappointment for hope.
Where is God When it Hurts? by Philip Yancey
This book tackles the root of the question: “if there is a loving God, then why….?” The author uses examples from the Bible as well as his own experiences to look at physical, emotional and spiritual pain. A discussion guide is included.