Is It My Fault When Things Go Wrong?

by Julie, a Beyond Suffering Bible reader You never think your life is going to be filled with trials, unexplained circumstances, or never understanding “why me.” If you had asked me years ago what I would be experiencing today, I never would’ve answered debilitating chronic pain, brokenness, emptiness, and loneliness. We know there will be […]

God’s Intentions

by Joni Eareckson Tada, from the Beyond Suffering Bible When life takes one negative turn after another, we feel helpless. When loved ones suffer, we are often tempted to ask: Where is God? Why is he letting this happen? In these times, I draw a lot of inspiration from the story of Joseph. Although he […]

Run to Win

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!” 1 Corinthians 9:24, NLT Devotional from the Beyond Suffering Bible Using the metaphor of running a race, the apostle Paul instructed the church in Corinth to be disciplined in the way they live their lives as […]

Bitterness

Throughout the Beyond Suffering Bible Joni Eareckson Tada shares personal insights on how God can use anything, even suffering, to bring us closer to him and display his glory. When our lives don’t go the way we want, when the suffering and pain seem too much to bear we have a choice, we can either […]

Making Sense of Faith in Suffering

WAY-FM’s World’s Biggest Small Group recently did a study on where God is in suffering. They used the Beyond Suffering Bible to explore how to connect the goodness of God with the pain and suffering we see in this world. Having been a quadriplegic for fifty years after a tragic diving accident, suffering from chronic […]