Suffering

Encouragement for the Lonely

“Cast all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.” —1 Peter 5:7 “Loneliness can be like an emotional vacuum in our hearts, yearning to be filled,” Billy Graham once said. Does your heart despair in loneliness? Be encouraged as you consider the following Bible-based truths from Billy Graham: Loneliness began in the Garden of …

Gallery: Chaplains deploy after severe flooding devastates Doncaster, Yorkshire

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) has deployed to offer emotional, spiritual and practical support to the suffering residents of Fishlake Village in Doncaster, Yorkshire after being hit by heavy flooding. >> READ more about the Doncaster deployment here. Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile App 10 Comments …

Billy Graham Sermon: Joy in Tribulation

Nowhere does the Bible teach that Christians are to be exempt from the tribulations and natural disasters that come upon the world. It does teach that the Christian can face tribulation, crisis, calamity and personal suffering with a supernatural power that is not available to the person outside of Christ. Thousands of Christians have learned …

Cissie Graham Lynch Visits the Battered Bahamas

Franklin Graham’s daughter, Cissie Graham Lynch, encouraged Billy Graham chaplains serving in the Bahamas on Friday. “The Bahamian people are so strong and so loving. They need our prayers,” Lynch said. “They have such a long journey ahead of them. This will be years and years of a rebuild. That’s why Samaritan’s Purse and the …

El Paso Strong: Chaplains Witness Lonestar State Shine in the Midst of Darkness

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) is offering emotional and spiritual care in the aftermath of the deadly El Paso shooting that killed 22 and injured many more in Texas. “Only God can change a person’s heart,” RRT chaplain Joseph Morrison said. “We’ve got to keep pressing. Today could be our last day; we …

15 Comforting Bible Verses for Troubled Times

There are so many terrible things occupying the headlines these days, it can be hard to wrap your head around them. When will the madness end? The people who lived in Bible times were no strangers to atrocity. But many were also well acquainted with the character of God—a loving, protecting Father quick to console His people. He …

Billy Graham Chaplains in Texas, Ohio After Weekend of Deadly Shootings

From left, Melody Stout, Hannah Payan, Aaliyah Alba, Sherie Gramlich and Laura Barrios comfort each other during a vigil for victims of the shooting Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. A young gunman opened fire in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area during the busy back-to-school season, leaving multiple people dead and more …

Overcoming Discouragement with Truth: A Message for Young Adults

Today’s 20- and 30-somethings face a unique set of challenges. Studies show Millennials have the highest levels of stress and depression than any other generation at the same age. And the pressures of life have left many feeling lonely, confused and seeking something better. Maybe you can relate as a young adult trying to navigate …

When Life Feels Like a Battle

“I’ve always had physical problems that limit my ability to walk or do most of the things that normal people do. As a result I have very few friends, and sometimes I wish I’d never been born. Why did God let this happen to me? Does God hate me?”

The Secret of Contentment

Jesus told His disciples that the world would hate them. They would be “as sheep in the midst of wolves.” They would be arrested, scourged, and brought before governors and kings. Even their loved ones would persecute them. As the world hated and persecuted Him, so it would treat His servants. Thousands of Christians have …

Plan for Suffering

Our life has its beginning in suffering. Life’s span is marked by pain and tragedy, and our lives terminate with the enemy called death. The person who expects to escape the pangs of suffering and disappointment simply has no knowledge of the Bible, of history, or of life. The master musician knows that suffering precedes …

God Never Makes Mistakes

God is especially close to us when we are lying on a sickbed. God will make the bed soft and will freshen it with His presence and with His tender care. He makes the bed comfortable and wipes away our tears. He ministers to us with special tenderness at such a time and reveals His …