When Motherhood Brings Deep Suffering | Ep. 115


We experience daily hardships in motherhood that weigh on us—difficult decisions, potty training, sleeplessness, and more. But sometimes we experience deeper, more profound suffering that makes us cry out, “Why God?” In this episode, Emily and Laura offer gospel encouragement for those in the midst of deep suffering. Suffering is different for everyone, but scripture offers unshakeable hope in every situation. Since God didn’t excuse himself from suffering, one day—through Christ—our suffering will give way to joy.

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“When Suffering Falls on Our Children” – Sarah Walton
“Seeing Beyond the Suffering” – Trevin Wax
“8 Reasons to Cling to Scripture in Suffering” – Kristen Wetherell
“Why You’re Suffering” – Charles Spurgeon
“Suffering in Community” – Wendy Alsup
God’s Grace in Your Suffering – David Powlison
Suffering – Paul David Tripp
Holding Onto Hope – Nancy Guthrie
A Path Through Suffering – Elisabeth Elliot
The Problem of Pain – C.S. Lewis
A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis
When the Darkness Will Not Lift – John Piper
The Scars That Have Shaped Me – Vaneetha Rendall Risner
Hope When It Hurts – Kristen Wetherell & Sarah Walton
Sing a New Song – Lydia Brownback
The Valley of Vision: Puritan Prayers
“How Can God Be Sovereign and Good and Allow Suffering?” – John Piper
“Though You Slay Me” – Shane & Shane
“Psalm 126” – Bifrost Arts & Molly Parden