It's easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when
suffering strikes--especially seemingly senseless suffering--we are filled with doubt and
stunned by events spiraling beyond our control. In the midst of suffering, we often question
the very foundation of our faith--our belief in the God who says he loves us.
Since our trust and obedience rest on God's character, the questions that life's tragedies
force us to face are difficult, even frightening. Who is God? Can he really be trusted?
What are his purposes in the face of suffering? If he can stop suffering, why doesn't he?
Joni Eareckson Tada, a woman who has lived in a wheelchair for more than thirty years,
and Steve Estes, a pastor and one of Joni's closest friends, explore the answers.
When God Weeps is not so much a book about suffering as it is about God. It tackles
tough questions about heaven and hell, horrors and hardships, and why God allows suffering
in this life. Through a panoramic overview of what the Bible says about suffering, the authors make clear
who God is, why he permits so much heartache and pain, and how it is we can trust him.
With both a practical edge and heartfelt
warmth, When God Weeps offers a message of deep
reliance on God--and keys to a radical, life-transforming dependence on his love and mercy in
spite of our doubts, fears, longings, and questions.
It's a message much needed. Despair and discouragement are rampant. At the same time,
fewer people are able to balance God's purposes and his mercies. Instead, attempting to avoid
tragedy and suffering, many Christians confuse simple formulas for faith. But where does that
leave the family who loses a son on a military mission? Or the young mother who isn't healed of
When God Weeps is for people like these . . .
and for thousands more who need more--much more--than answers.