Are you or someone you love experiencing great suffering in loneliness? Do you long for intimate friendships? Joni Eareckson Tada weaves in a true story about a woman who was devastated by loneliness with how she sought God in her pain. There is hope for those who find themselves in a "desert of solitude". Jesus understands our pain because he endured a great amount of loneliness when he was on the cross.
"Human Pain wears a thousand guises," says Joni Eareckson Tada. If you experience chronic pain, you are not alone! 15-30% of people say they experience chronic pain daily. The Bible is not silent on God's people enduring pain. Dozens of passages in the Bible are written by biblical figures like David and Paul crying out to God.The bible teaches that:* Prayer is a powerful tool* How to break free from chronic pain* God is sovereign in your life and your circumstances
From the bestselling author of Diamonds in the Dust and More Precious than Silver comes another devotional treasure. These 366 daily meditations by Joni Eareckson Tada reveal priceless pearls of God's kingdom hidden beneath the surface of our circumstances, waiting for us to discover and claim. Includes illustrations by Joni.
In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God's purposes, and what it means to live with joy.Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain. The ongoing urgency of this season in her life has caused Joni to return to foundational questions about suffering and God's will.A Place of Healing is not an ivory-tower treatise on suffering. It's an intimate look into the life of a mature woman of God. Whether readers are enduring physical pain, financial loss, or relational grief, Joni invites them to process their suffering with her. Together, they will navigate the distance between God's magnificent yes and heartbreaking no--and find new hope for thriving in-between.
Thoughts on prayer and praise. Includes group discussion questions.
Joni shares sensitive reflections on the wonder of God's presence and encourages us, in practical ways, to commune with Him regularly and catch heaven's quiet fragrance in the midst of our crazy, bustling world.
Do you want to know a secret?What's so secret about God? Nothing. And yet everything.Scripture tells us, "the secret things belong to the Lord our God." God has secrets. Some to keep, and some to tell. And who doesn't want to know a secret?Most of us are filled with an incurable urge to discover secrets, to walk the higher and hidden roads. And it is our God, our wonderfully mysterious God, who has placed that yearning within us. He is the treasure we seek...the precious gem to be mined.So take the time to spend these one hundred concise, life-changing appointments with him. And discover incredible handholds of refreshment, courage, and endurance you can cling to in Secret Strength.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Speaking God's Language: Using the Word of God in Your PrayersHow can we draw closer to God in prayer? How can we "speak God's language"?The Bible encourages us to bring our worship, praise, thanksgiving, and petitions to God. As Christians grow in the discipline of praying, it becomes clear that there is always more to learn.Author Joni Eareckson Tada shares insights and personal stories that will hone your skill of including scripture in your prayers. As she puts it, "We can draw a lot closer to God in prayer when we learn to speak his language."In this 14-page ebook you will learn--*How to pray using the Scriptures*Bible passages for different situations*How to let prayer change you.
A Rebellion against Apathy. A Strategy for Action. "Life is full of good intentions, but for too many, our good intentions never become good actions--they don't move us forward, draw us closer to God, or make a difference in the world. Good intentions are cans of paint that could have become amazing works of art...but never did." --Daniel Day, in Ten Days Without Daniel Day could tell you all about his love for God and his desire to live as a follower of Jesus. But it took a simple but radical experiment to move from simply talking about it to actually living like it. For ten days at a time, Daniel chose to abandon a certain "necessity"--a coat, a voice, shoes, media, furniture, legs, touch--and to blog about it to raise funds and awareness for organizations that are doing amazing things to make a difference in the world. And then he invited others to join him in the experiments and spread the vision. Together they served God and others--and experienced significant personal change in the process. Ten Days Without is the story of their life-altering adventure. Ten Days Without is a compelling story and practical guide that will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference, and join a movement that is confronting apathy and ignorance around the world to make an impact on people's lives in a God-honoring way. Ten Days Without is where our good intentions end and making a difference in the world begins.
It is hard to be grateful when you are looking into the jaws of mind-bending pain. Chronic illness, a heart attack, a terrible car accident, caring for a developmentally disabled child, facing betrayal and loneliness. These tough times make you want to give up and throw in the towel. You try to overcome, but the exhaustion destroys your energy and hope. You try to pray, but the pain interrupts your concentration. You want to give up.Let Joni tell you her secrets to peace and joy, despite her wheelchair. She has spent decades studying the Word of God. She knows that God does not enjoy seeing your suffering. He has compassion for you and gives you many ways to deal with life's pain so that you can have peace. She has taken her most important insights on thankfulness and joy and encapsulated them into this 14-page ebook. Whether you or a loved one is suffering. This ebook will bring you comfort.In A Thankful Heart in a World of Hurt, author Joni Eareckson Tada tackles questions such as:*How can I really give thanks for all things?*How can I cultivate a grateful spirit?*What was the Apostle Paul's secret to a grateful heart? (He had been beaten, stoned, whipped, starved, shipwrecked and betrayed by people he thought were friends.)*How is it possible to "Rejoice in the Lord always"?This colorful ebook gives God's answers to the biggest questions. You need this if --*you are in pain and need encouragement, *you have a friend who needs words of comfort, *you are a pastor or church counselor, or *you lead a discussion group or home fellowship.
When someone treats you terribly, it's hard to resist the feelings of bitterness or revenge. Where do you go when the pang of injustice causes suffering? This ebook will change your whole perspective on facing betrayal, injury, and loss. When life isn't fair, God is there to bring good out of even the darkest of stories. This ebook includes a true story about a women who was a violent crime victim and ended up wheelchair bound for life. You will read about her journey as a she recovered from trauma and now brings hope to countless people going through similar trials in life. Our response to injustice may not be the most natural one, but it should be the one that brings God glory.
This book is about God weeping over human heartache, his entering our anguish himself, and the love that drives him to let us suffer. It's about experiencing the friendship of God along difficult paths we didn't even know he walked. Much of it is written from Joni's perspective because her life is a remarkable laboratory that proves God knows what he's talking about. But your life is the important laboratory to put God's Word to the test as you read.
What do you do with life's toughest questions? Maybe your parent is terminally ill, or your friend is struggling with cancer. Every human has to face the last great enemy at some point in their lives: death. But when circumstances require you to make that decision early because of extraordinary circumstances or suffering health, what should you do? This ebook goes into detail about:* What to say to someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts* God's plan for your life with a disability* What the Bible says about struggling through the tough questions on life and death* Artificial Life support
Tada offers a counterbalance to the "quick fix" advice of ending suffering through euthanasia and suicide with hope, compassion and real "death with dignity."
Where's My Miracle? What to do when God doesn't heal youNothing can describe the horror of hearing doctors say, "You will never walk or use your hands again." Or -- "You have cancer. I'm afraid it's terminal."Like many people, you look to the Lord and pray for healing. You have friends and the pastor pray for you, but nothing happens. You read Scripture and claim the promises. You even have someone anoint you with oil or go to a healing crusade. But God doesn't give you your miracle.You confess every possible sin and search your heart for any unconfessed sin. Your faith is strong and you tell everyone you will be healed, yet nothing seems to happen. You feel that God is playing a cruel joke or start to blame yourself for a lack of faith.And that's a shame when Christians feel that way...The truth is that God certainly can heal and sometimes does heal people in a miraculous way. But the Bible does not teach that he will always heal those who come to him in faith. The big question is:What does the Bible REALLY teach about healing?The key is to understand God's ultimate goal for your life. You need to--*Find joy in knowing God's priorities for your life.*Know the comfort of the biblical promises.*Enthusiastically embrace God's will for your life.You can find the joy of serving God despite unanswered prayer in this ebook. In just 30 minutes or less, you will unlock the door to a new attitude toward life.The topic of unanswered prayer is an issue that author, Joni Eareckson Tada, can speak to personally: A diving accident in 1967, when she was 17, left her a quadriplegic. She has lived 45 years in a wheelchair and she has experienced her share of ups and downs. "But," she says, "oh, the difference the grace of God has made in my life."Let Joni tell you her secrets to peace and joy, despite her wheelchair. She has spent decades studying the Word of God. She knows that God does not enjoy seeing your pain and frustration. He has compassion for you and gives you many ways to deal with life so that you can have peace. She has taken her most important insights on turning unanswered prayer into a life of joy (not anxiety) and has encapsulated them into this ebook. Whether you or a loved one is suffering. This ebook will bring you some help to break free from the strangle hold of fear and worry when God doesn't seem to answer.In this ebook, you will find hope. Joni tells her story of facing the news of being paralyzed the rest of her life. Joni shows you the right way and the wrong way of coming to the Lord for healing. She tells how she dealt with unanswered prayer and passes her tips onto others.You can find freedom from wondering if God is rejecting you. Joni has been there and she shows you the way to peace and joy using biblical principles.About the AuthorJoni Eareckson Tada offers hope to people struggling with health and emotional challenges. After a 1967 diving accident leftJoni Eareckson Tada a spinal cord-injured quadriplegic, she embarked on a lifelong study to make sense of suffering from God's perspective. Joni Eareckson Tada is now an international advocate for individuals with disabilities, and the founder of the non-profit organization, Joni & Friends.Study Questions:*Read panels 1-2. Joni tells her own story of being paralyzed and praying for healing without success. She offers several insights as to why God might not heal a broken body or a broken marriage when we pray. Which of these insights speak to you?*Read panels 3-4. Why is it important to have a biblical view of the Kingdom of God and the kingdom view toward healing? If Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is now at hand, why doesn't that mean healing for everyone right now? What are some reasons that God might not heal a person?*Read panel 5-7. Joni discusses several claims that people make that she believes are not biblical. Do you agree? Look at the verses on page 6. These appear to be absolute promises, but are they? What do you believe about these verses and why? Why is it important to pray, "If it be thy will"?*Read panels 8-9. How could it be God's...
This book tells a story of angelic intervention in the lives of two young boys who both need a friend. It shows God's love for humanity on a personal basis.
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