Yesterday we walked through the what life looks like “in between.” Suffering is inevitable. Persecution is probable. Yet in this, our identity in Christ is secure as beloved and blessed. This truth isn’t trite or easy, but rooted in the promise of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Below are some resources to prepare you for when the time comes or can come as fresh water in the midst of the dry valley.
Above and beyond the resources, one of the most valuable resources God has given is community. We were never meant to walk through tragedy and trials alone. Before looking into a book or blog, make a phone call and ask someone to pray with and for you.
God’s Goodness in Your Pain (interview)
The Puritans on Suffering (blog post)
20 Quotes from Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (blog post) and the book “Walking with God through Pain and Suffering” by Tim Keller
A Grace Disguised (book)
Songs for the Soul
Below are some songs that can help impart truth and encourage your heart in times of difficulty.
A Song for the Suffering (by Shane and Shane)
Even in the Valley (by the Silver Pages)
Oh God (by Citizens & Saints)
Satisfied in You (by The Sing Team)