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How Can God Help You Deal With Your Suffering?

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The transcripts featured in these articles come from “How Can God Help You Deal With Chronic Pain, Disability, and Illness?” and
“God’s Comfort When You Are Discouraged, Depressed and Fear the Future” with guests Joni Eareckson Tada and Dr. Michael Easley.

Joni’s Story
By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Michael Easley

Joni Eareckson Tada’s life has inspired millions of people around the world, but few know the background of her tragic story. At the age of 17, a diving accident left this healthy, teenage athlete a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair, including many difficult surgeries to save her life. In addition, a few years ago Joni was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Through these difficult struggles, she has turned to God as her source of strength. She has authored numerous books, leads Joni and Friends, one of the world’s largest Christian organizations serving those affected by disability. In this program, we will discover some of the details of Joni’s story and see how God has worked in her life despite her pain.

Michael’s Story
By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Michael Easley

Dr. Michael Easley served as president of Moody Bible Institute and was a well-known Bible teacher across the country. Yet painful back injuries forced him to resign, stay at home, and endure risky surgeries that continue to leave him with daily, chronic pain. Why would God allow Michael to face such tragedy? How would he use Michael in this limited physical condition? From high-profile leadership to life-threatening surgery and now back again in service as a pastor, we’ll see the pains and the ways God has used Michael’s struggles to change his life and the lives of others. As we do, we’ll discover God often uses similar problems in our own lives to lead us on unexpected journeys that drive us closer to him.

Why Does God Allow Suffering?
By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Michael Easley

In the third program of this series, we’ll look at what the Bible teaches about the question, “Why do we suffer?” We’ll discover there are a variety of reasons, including the difficult teaching that God sometimes plans for us to suffer. Guests Joni Eareckson Tada and Dr. Michael Easley address the problem of suffering from a biblical perspective, yet also explain how these teachings have been helpful to them during their difficult moments. You’ll discover suffering always serves a purpose and that God often uses such pain in ways we would never expect.

Facing the Fear of Death
By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Michael Easley

At some point, every person faces the fear of death. What does the Bible teach about the proper response to the end of life? Is there information to comfort us as we face our final days? Joni Eareckson Tada and Michael Easley share the vivid accounts from their own lives about their encounters with death in a way that offers hope and inspiration.

Does God Always Heal?
By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Michael Easley

Does God always promise to heal those who come to him with enough faith and have confessed their sins? In this session, we will look at some of the basic beliefs in the Bible on this issue of healing from the perspective of both Joni Eareckson Tada and Michael Easley.

How to Endure Pain God’s Way
By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Michael Easley

In our final session, we’ll focus our time on how to endure pain God’s way. In this program, we’ll hear some of the Bible’s words of hope and better understand how to apply its principles to our lives. As we do, we’ll find that despite our difficulties in this life, God is there and offers help in times of pain.

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