It is hard to be grateful when you are looking into the jaws of mind-bending pain. Chronic illness, a heart attack, a terrible car accident, caring for a developmentally disabled child, facing betrayal and loneliness. These tough times make you want to give up and throw in the towel. You try to overcome, but the exhaustion destroys your energy and hope. You try to pray, but the pain interrupts your concentration. You want to give up.
The topics of fear and hopelessness, depression and suffering, loneliness and worry are issues that author, Joni Eareckson Tada, can speak to personally: A diving accident in 1967 when she was 17 left her a quadriplegic. She has lived 45 years in a wheelchair and she has experienced her share of ups and downs. “But,” she says, “oh, the difference the grace of God has made in my life.”
Let Joni tell you her secrets to peace and joy, despite her wheelchair. She has spent decades studying the Word of God. She knows that God does not enjoy seeing your suffering. He has compassion for you and gives you many ways to deal with life’s pain so that you can have peace. This colorful pamphlet gives God’s answers to the biggest questions. You need this if —
you are in pain and need encouragement
you have a friend who needs words of comfort
you are a pastor or church counselor
you lead a discussion group or home fellowship
She has taken her most important insights on thankfulness and joy and encapsulated theminto this 14-page pamphlet. Whether you or a loved one is suffering. This pamphlet will bring you comfort.
In A Thankful Heart in a World of Hurt, author Joni Eareckson Tada tackles questions such as:
How can I really give thanks for all things?
How can I cultivate a grateful spirit?
What was the Apostle Paul’s secret to a grateful heart? (He had been beaten, stoned, whipped, starved, shipwrecked and betrayed by people he thought were friends.)
How is it possible to rejoice in the Lord always?
Key Features of this Pamphlet
Bible-based: Scripture-focused, this pamphlet will guide you through your journey using relevant verses
Practical: have practical advice and solutions to help yourself or those you serve
Compassionate: this pamphlet was written by an author that has wrestled and made peace with God over chronic pain
Easy-to-Understand: avoids complicated theology and boils down biblical principles in an easy-to-read way that you can grasp in minutes
About the Author
Joni Eareckson Tada offers hope to people struggling with health and emotional challenges. After a 1967 diving accident left her a spinal cord-injured quadriplegic, Tada embarked on a lifelong study to make sense of suffering from God’s perspective. Joni Eareckson Tada is now an international advocate for individuals with disabilities, and the founder of the non-profit organization, Joni & Friends.