Hope When It Hurts

Biblical reflections to help you grasp God's purpose in your suffering

Kristen Wetherell & Sarah Walton
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Thirty biblical meditations inviting women to see how God is caring for them, growing them, and even using them, in times of suffering.

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Hurt is real. But so is hope.

Kristen and Sarah have walked through, and are walking in, difficult times. So these thirty biblical reflections are full of realism about the hurts of life—yet overwhelmingly full of hope about the God who gives life.

This book will gently encourage and greatly help any woman who is struggling with suffering—whether physical, emotional or psychological, and whether for a season or for longer. It is a book to buy for yourself, or to buy for a member of your church or friend. For anyone who is hurting, this book will give hope, not just for life beyond the suffering, but for life in the suffering.

Each chapter contains a biblical reflection, with questions and prayers, and a space for journaling.

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  • Intro
  • 1. The Gospel Makes a Difference
  • 2. Christ’s Power in our Weakness
  • 3. Affliction and Hardship
  • 4. Anxiety and Worry
  • 5. Pain is Real
  • 6. Peace amid Confusion
  • 7. The Detours of Life
  • 8. When God seems Silent
  • 9. The not-surprise of Persecution
  • 10. The Opportunity of Suffering
  • 11. Coming to the End of Yourself
  • 12. An Alternative to Numbness
  • 13. He Suffered too
  • 14. What is in the Heart
  • 15. Comfort
  • 16. Joy
  • 17. Freedom
  • 18. Patience
  • 19. Contentment
  • 20. This is not All There is
  • 21. Momentary
  • 22. Your Earthly Home
  • 23. Your Heavenly Body
  • 24. You are Not Alone and you are Not Unloved
  • 25. God is Faithful
  • 26. On Feeling Angry and Bitter
  • 27. Pour out your Heart
  • 28. Walk by Faith
  • 29. God is at Work
  • 30. You will See His Face


Author Kristen Wetherell, Sarah Walton
ISBN 9781784980733
Format Hardback
Dimensions 5.1" x 7.8"
Pages 256
Publisher The Good Book Company

I had not finished reading the introduction to this book before I was making a mental list of friends that I knew would find it a balm to their weary hearts. Kristen and Sarah minister to fellow travelers on the road of suffering, out of the resources they have received on their own journey, from the God of all comfort, grace, and hope.

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Author, host/teacher of Revive Our Hearts

Kristen and Sarah have let us in to listen to their meditations in the midst of pain and limitation. They've opened up their hearts, their stories, and their Word-filled words. From our various contexts, we will all learn as we listen. I'm grateful for this book's faithful call to lift up our eyes to a God of mercy who loves and saves.

Kathleen Nielson

Director of Women's Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition

This is a wonderful, vulnerable and honest book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs the good news of Jesus in a difficult time. Kristen and Sarah have suffered immensely, but both of them know that our only hope is found in Jesus. In Hope When It Hurts, they have labored to encourage our souls with the gospel, give us space to grieve our loss, and turn to the only source of real hope. I'm praying God uses this book in extraordinary ways!

Dave Furman

Senior Pastor of Redeemer Church of Dubai; author of Being There: How to Love Those Who are Hurting

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“Love it!”

"God created us to know Him, display Him, to honor his loving authority and to follow Him; he created us to walk in His light." -pg. 19
~ God created us to be with him. But we all need to make that choice if we'll believe or not. He doesn't make you, that's not what a loving God would do. He shows us everyday and anytime you look out to see the world around you. He loves us more than we could ever imagine, and he shows us in our mornings when you may not feel like getting up because yesterday was so hard. He shows us in the way our child says "good morning" to you with their stinky morning breath. Yep, even then because that is a reminder that He's given you another day to be alive! He tells us how much he loves us in the way your spouse hugs you and "makes things right" between the two of you after an argument, not a fight per-say. Just a heated discussion! Yes and He even tells us how much he loves us in the suffering we have to endure. What?? A loving God wouldn't let you suffer if he was really a loving God, would he? Because He loves us he allows suffering to teach us what we need to know to make us look more like His son. The way we choose to respond to suffering will be the evidence of Christ in our lives. Through those times that seem hopeless, we have a God who is our hope and he gives us His hope! This book is beautifully written to someone who may have gone through, or is going through suffering in their life. It offers hope in your suffering. "His grace is sufficient for you, for His power is made perfect in weakness."


“Verry Good”

(Review written for 'Hope when it hurts (ebook)')

So inspiring. I want to read the whole book. This is what i need right now. To be more hopefull in the midst of trials in life. Be more faithfull. --- To the authors of this book, keep up the good work may you inspire a lot more people like me, who slowly losing hope in life. :) Thank you.


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