Suffering

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 …

Rapid Response Team Ministering in the Midst of Deadly Australia Bushfires

As bushfires rage through Australia—threatening the lives of residents and first responders—Billy Graham chaplains are offering emotional and spiritual care. Here, firefighters pull a water hose after putting out a spot fire near Moruya, Australia. Since late September, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) chaplains have been ministering to Australian communities facing one of the country’s worst …

Gallery: Chaplains offer comfort in London after terror attack

Chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) deployed to London after a fatal terror attack unfolded in London Bridge on 29 November, 2019. The crisis-trained chaplains ministered to the local community of London Bridge — offering comfort, peace and prayer to those in need. There’s a love that will always win, find the …

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 …