For many, this year has dealt a fair share of unexpected blows. And with all that’s happening, it can seem like the world is out of control with no hope in sight.
Yet, the problem of pain and suffering is not a new one. And as Billy Graham once wrote, it’s a problem that can bring us closer to God—and each other.
“No one is exempt from the touch of tragedy: neither the Christian nor the non-Christian; neither the rich nor the poor; neither the leader nor the commoner,” he wrote. “Crossing all racial, social, political and economic barriers, suffering reaches out to unite mankind.”
Those words are from Mr. Graham’s 1981 book Till Armageddon. To speak to current events and the struggles many are facing today, an updated version of that book will be released.
Who’s in Charge of a World That Suffers? includes an introduction by Franklin Graham meant to encourage and inspire the reader in the midst of painful circumstances today. Readers will be challenged to tug on their faith and think more clearly about suffering.
“In this book my father helps the reader traverse this journey called life by pointing to the One who guides us by His mighty Spirit, helping us walk with Him in certain victory,” Franklin Graham explained.
Perhaps one of the greatest spiritual questions asked is why God allows suffering, despite being so good and full of mercy. This is not an easy question to answer and one we can’t fully understand in the earthly realm. But in Who’s in Charge of a World That Suffers?, Mr. Graham does uncover Biblical truths about suffering and offers answers from Scripture on how to draw closer to God in our greatest times of need.
Some of the topics discussed in the book include:
- Why Christians are not exempt from suffering
- Living above your circumstances
- The place of prayer in suffering
- God’s promises for those who suffer
It is possible to trust God in every circumstance. Who’s in Charge of a World That Suffers? shows us how to do just that and live for the Lord no matter what comes our way.