Suffering

Updated Billy Graham Book Speaks to Present Hardships

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 …

Trafficked Girls Discover the Ultimate Love of Christ

Kerry’s voice breaks over the phone as she tells a story that’s straight out of a movie. She’s in her 60s, works as an office manager in the Southern U.S., and in the past couple of years has disciples at least 25 girls held captive by human traffickers. She’s seen their pictures—“baby faces with the …

Lebanese Woman Reeling from Explosion: ‘God Led Me to You’

As the world watched the horrific aftermath of the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, a woman contacted Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s (BGEA’s) Arabic Facebook page to ask for prayer. Dana* sent a message to the Salam Maa Allah page (translated “Peace with God”), where a trained Arabic-speaking volunteer was ready to talk and pray with her. The page …

Newsletter: Sharing Hope in Crisis

Dear Friend, During these uncertain times, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are actively deploying, bringing the comfort, hope and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ to hurting people affected by COVID-19 as well as other natural disasters. Thank you for your prayers and gifts which help take the Gospel into crisis situations. We …

Unsure of Your Future? Pray with a Billy Graham Chaplain Today

“You may not know what the future holds, there’s so much uncertainty in the world today, but I do know Who holds that future.” Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), shares how you can have hope even in life’s most unpredictable moments by placing your trust in God alone. If you would …

Will Graham Q&A: What Should I Be Doing While I’m Stuck at Home?

Q. What should I be doing while I’m forced to sit at home during the coronavirus pandemic? A. First, pray! This will accomplish multiple things. It will develop your relationship with God, lift your spirit, and possibly give you further direction on what to do next. Second, spend time in God’s Word, the Bible. I’ve heard many …

Will Graham Q&A: How Can I Face My Fears of the Coronavirus?

Q. I’ll be honest. I’m afraid. A. I hear what you are saying. I think most of us probably dismissed this in its early stages, only to come to the realisation that it’s a much bigger monster than originally anticipated. My friends, I’m going to be honest: The world has every reason to be afraid. …

Will Graham Q&A: What Good Can Possibly Come from COVID-19?

Q. What good can possibly come from a disaster like COVID-19? A. I know that many are hurting badly through this pandemic—physically, financially and emotionally. COVID-19 is devastating on many levels. I’m not about to say that it’s good. However, as in past disasters, good can come from bad situations. In fact, “we know that all …

Where Is God in the Midst of Disaster & Disease?

Unexpected events—whether they’re personal catastrophes, regional storms like the deadly tornadoes in Nashville or the rapid, global spread of the coronavirus—can prompt us to pause and wonder what God is doing. Is He trying to tell us something? Billy Graham encountered questions like these during his six-plus decades of ministry, and his Bible-based answers still ring true today. …

UK Chaplains Deploying to Flood-Hit South Wales

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) are deploying to offer emotional, spiritual and practical support to the community of Pontypridd in South Wales after being hit by severe flooding. Devastating floods have swept the country as a result of unprecedented rainfall from Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis. Four people have been killed by the …

‘I Am Set Free’: Abuse Survivor Finds Worth in Christ

Denise Wright of Lafayette, Indiana, thanks God for working through Billy Graham 42 years ago. That’s when she first heard about how to live a more peaceful and gratifying life. “Know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” —Ephesians 3:19, ESV The past four decades have …