Interviews on Suffering
In episode 518, Pastor John discusses trials.
In episode 387, we share an excerpt from a sermon preached by Pastor John in 2005 regarding rejoicing in suffering.
In episode 355, Pastor John talks about the role of suffering in making Jesus known.
Randy Alcorn discusses going deep with God during seasons of depression.
Lyle Dorsett discusses the tragic loss of his daughter.
In episode 208, Pastor John talks about finding joy in God even in the midst of sorrow
In Episode 199, Pastor John talks about how suffering is preparing us for glory.
In Episode 85, John Piper talks about how he processes public tragedy.
David Platt highlights five truths essential to how we understand suffering.
John Piper says God arranges our circumstances to help make us happier in him.
John Piper says that getting help from physical means doesn't have to imply a lack of trust in God.
John Piper suggests three ways to help sufferers trust in God.
John Piper says that moments of spiritual weakness should not cause us to doubt our salvation, but to repent.
John Piper draws a distinction between the punishment of a judge and the discipline of a father.
John Piper shows how joy in suffering is the right response for Christians.
John Piper says we should be slow to speak when ministering to those who are suffering.
John Piper says to show support first and offer explanations later.
John Piper says that pain is sometimes God's way of calling attention to an area of sin in our lives.
John Piper says there's no correlation between obedience and earthly ease.
John Piper says we should choose suffering for love's sake, not to test God.
John Piper says that even though we don't understand our suffering, God does, and that with him it is totally worth enduring.
John Piper talks about how psychological medicines, when used carefully, can be helpful.