All Resources on Suffering

The Role of Suffering in Sanctification

Desiring God 2010 Conference for Pastors

(The Pastor, the People, and the Pursuit of Joy)

2 Thessalonians 1

Conference Messages

by Eric Mason

Subjected in Hope

The Village Church

(Dallas, TX)

Romans 8:18-25

by John Piper

When Words Are Wind

Job 6:26

by John Piper

In grief and pain and despair people often say things they otherwise would not say, and we should not reprove them.

Talking to Your Tears

Psalms 126:5-6

by John Piper

When there is work to be done and you are sad, do it with tears, trusting that there will yet be a harvest of joy.

How Would You Counsel Someone Who Is Angry At God for Creating Them?

by John Piper

John Piper suggests three ways to help sufferers trust in God.

Trouble: Faith's Best Friend

by John Piper

Suffering would seem to threaten endurance, not promote it. But that's not what James says.

Should We Question Our Salvation If We Hate the Idea of Suffering?

by John Piper

John Piper says that moments of spiritual weakness should not cause us to doubt our salvation, but to repent.

If We Suffer, Does That Mean God Is Our Enemy?

by John Piper

John Piper draws a distinction between the punishment of a judge and the discipline of a father.

Is It Crazy to Think That We Can Rejoice In Suffering?

by John Piper

John Piper shows how joy in suffering is the right response for Christians.

Can We Learn Something From Job's Friends About How to Help the Hurting?

by John Piper

John Piper says we should be slow to speak when ministering to those who are suffering.

How Do You Talk About Suffering With People Who Are In the Midst of It?

by John Piper

John Piper says to show support first and offer explanations later.

Should Suffering Lead to Self-Examination?

by John Piper

John Piper says that pain is sometimes God's way of calling attention to an area of sin in our lives.

Can Faithful Living Exempt Me From Suffering?

by John Piper

John Piper says there's no correlation between obedience and earthly ease.

“That I May Share His Sufferings”

A Lenten Meditation on the Christian Life

by John Piper

Paul was willing to suffer in his service of the gospel. So should we.

Where the Great King Keeps His Wine

by John Piper

It's the seasons of affliction that yield the most spiritual fruit.

Why Would a Christian Choose to Suffer?

by John Piper

John Piper says we should choose suffering for love's sake, not to test God.