Suffering is Not For Nothing

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  • 1989
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It is often through the deepest suffering that God teaches His people the deepest lessons. As we trust the Lord in our trials, He brings us to a greater assurance of His love and sovereignty, knowing that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him. In this classic series, Christian author and speaker Elisabeth Elliot reflects on God's grace in the midst of hardship and loss.

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Questions & Answers
7. Questions & Answers
January 1, 1989
How do we trust the Lord when life is falling apart? How should we respond if friends avoid us as we experience great suffering? In this message, Elisabeth Elliot responds to questions about suffering, loss, and reliance on the unfailing grace of God.
Transfiguration
6. Transfiguration
January 1, 1989
The cross of Jesus Christ does not exempt His people from suffering but rather transforms the ashes of our lives into something beautiful for God's glory. In this message, Elisabeth Elliot describes how, as we faithfully take up our own crosses each day, the Lord takes our sorrow in order to give us His joy.
Offering
5. Offering
January 1, 1989
Everything that we have is a gift from God. How will we return it to Him in praise? In this message, Elisabeth Elliot observes that the Lord is pleased with what we offer Him in faith, even if a broken heart is all that we have to give.
Gratitude
4. Gratitude
January 1, 1989
How do we honor the Lord in the midst of profound suffering? In this message, Elisabeth Elliot reminds us that God knows what we need to become the people He desires us to be. Trusting that He brings us through hardship in love, we should be grateful for His tender care.
Acceptance
3. Acceptance
January 1, 1989
The mystery of why we suffer cannot easily be explained, but it must be accepted. In this message, Elisabeth Elliot unpacks how we can faithfully accept the reality of suffering in this world by relying on the Lord's unfailing promises.
The Message
2. The Message
January 1, 1989
Job, one of the earliest books of the Bible, deals most specifically and directly with the subject of suffering. In this message, Elisabeth Elliot looks at how suffering can draw our attention to God, observing how Job helps us walk through life's hardships.
The Terrible Truth
1. The Terrible Truth
January 1, 1989
Where is God in our suffering? In this message, Elisabeth Elliot examines the terrible realities of tragedy and loss and considers how we can reconcile them with the truth of God's sovereignty and love.
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It is often through the deepest suffering that God teaches His people the deepest lessons. As we trust the Lord in our trials, He brings us to a greater assurance of His love and sovereignty, knowing that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him. In this classic series, Christian author and speaker Elisabeth Elliot reflects on God's grace in the midst of hardship and loss.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1989