When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matters to the Almighty
- List Price: $17.99
- Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
- Publish date: 12/01/2000
It's easy to trust God when the sun shines and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes -- especially inexplicable, pointless suffering -- our sunny world is darkened by the storms of doubt and we are stunned by events spiraling beyond our control. Instead of being wise adults with all the answers, we are reduced to quivering children crying in the night. In the midst of suffering, we often question the very foundation of our faith -- our belief in the God who says he loves us.
The character of God is the basis of our trust and obedience. But when terrible and senseless things happen -- even to believers -- we are faced with tough questions. Who is God? Can he really be trusted? What are his purposes in the face of seemingly senseless suffering? If he can stop suffering, why doesn't he?
Joni Eareckson Tada, a woman who has lived in a wheelchair for nearly thirty years, and Steven Estes, a pastor and one of Joni's closest friends, explore the answers to these crucial questions. When God Weeps offers a warm and personal approach to a complicated subject. The authors combine deep personal experience and solid biblical foundations to help you find answers to your questions and learn to trust God in the face of pain and suffering.
Joni not only shares her own experiences, but the traumas and triumphs of many others who have endured suffering. Joni's nearly three decades of experience ministering to the disabled gives her a passion for the subject of God's goodness toward his people, even in the midst of their suffering. With both practical edge and heartfelt warmth, When God Weeps contains a message of deep reliance on the kindness and compassion of God from a woman who haslearned to trust in spite of her doubts and questions.