Grief, Suffering and Hope

The Bible is very realistic about grief and suffering. It gives us hope through a God who promises to be with his people in suffering, can use it for our good, and has himself endured the suffering of the cross, so that suffering for all who trust in him will one day come to an end. Bible passages which have helped God’s people during suffering include Psalms such as 22, 23, 55, and 73,  Isaiah 40 & 53, John 14-16, Romans 8, Hebrews 12, 1 Peter and Revelation. In the short video below, Zac Smith shares some of the good things he’s learned in his battle with cancer:


In this video made later, Zac’s widow Mandy shares the hope she has in the midst of her real grief:

Related resources: 
Grief Diary 1—Death Ends a 52 year Marriage
Grief Diary 2—Godly Paths Lead to Blessing  
Grief Diary 3 – Lessons of a life seen from 34000 feet
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One response to “Grief, Suffering and Hope

  1. Pingback: Trusting God in suffering | Transforming Grace

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