Hope When it Hurts
30 Biblical Reflections To Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering
(The Good Book Company 2017)
Winner of the 2018 Woman Alive Readers Choice Award
SUFFERING IS REAL. BUT SO IS HOPE.
Life hurts. We’re no strangers to this fact. It’s why we wrote this book. And not simply because life hurts, but because there’s hope even when it does.
Kristen and I have walked through, and are walking in, difficult times. So these thirty biblical reflections are full of realism about the hurts of life—yet overwhelmingly full of hope about the God who gives life.
We wrote this book for you, to point you to hope, because there’s more to our suffering than meets the eye. This book is about the God who offers hope, even joy, in suffering. It’s a journey through 2 Corinthians 4 and 5, where we see that God wants to give us hope not just beyond our hurts but in our hurts; that he wants us to see how he is able to work in and through suffering and ultimately give us himself.
With a foreword by Nancy Guthrie, Hope When It Hurts contains a biblical reflection for each chapter, along with questions, prayers, and a space for journaling.
We pray this book greatly helps you, as you cling to the God of all hope.
Sarah & Kristen
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Foreword by Nancy Guthrie
Endorsed by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth, Dave Furman, Colin Smith, Courtney Reissig, Erin Davis, Karl Clauson, Josh Moody, Dan Dewitt, Barbara Sherwood, Kathleen Nielson
Together Through the Storms
Biblical Encouragements for Your Marriage When Life Hurts
(The Good Book Company 2020)
Together Through the Storms helps married couples to navigate the storms of life together. Working through the book of Job, Sarah Walton (author of “Hope when it Hurts”) and her husband Jeff reflect on their own experiences in a marriage that has faced chronic illness, baggage from the past, a child with neurological challenges, disability, and financial difficulties—and show how to cling to Christ and each other.
This is not a “how to” guide on having the best marriage, but, rather, a walk alongside you and your spouse, sharing the realities of suffering and the effects it can have on a marriage. It is an encouragement to lift your eyes above your trials, off your spouse, and onto our all-sufficient Savior.
Order at Amazon, The Good Book Company , or 10ofThose. The audiobook is also now available from Audible and Amazon and is read by the authors. A 3 day sample devotional from the book can be found at Youversion.com. TTTS is now translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
Foreword by: Robert and Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth
Endorsed by: Gary Thomas, Kirk Cameron, Bob Lepine, Laura Wifler, Nancy Guthrie, Mark Price, Mark Vroegop, Vaneetha Risner, Ed Welch, Dave Jenkins, Rachel Wilson, Mary Kassian, Jon and Quina Aragon, Colin Smith, Jonathon Holmes, Ruth Chou Simons, Cameron Cole.
Tears and Tossings
Hope in the Waves of Life (10publishing 2022)
No matter how we try to sugarcoat it, there’s something about suffering and loss that shakes our confidence, disorients us, dulls the things we once enjoyed, and brings questions that demand an answer.
Tears and Tossings is a book for those days of chaos and nights of storms. Reflecting on her experiences of pain and hope, Sarah Walton encourages us to come to a God who loves us, knows us, and not only sees our tossings and tears, but holds them as his own.
Sample of Endorsements
“I must admit that reading the first chapter already brought me to tears. From one sufferer to another, Sarah Walton isn’t just well acquainted with suffering, she also knows the hope we have in God in the midst of suffering. I appreciate her raw honesty regarding her pain, but the even greater truth that God is good and gracious and not only knows our tears but holds them in his hands. What a beautiful thought! I recommend this book for anyone hurting or knows someone who is hurting. I particularly recommend handing this short book out to someone in pain who might be searching for truth in the darkness.”
— Dave Furman, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Church of Dubai; author, Being There and Kiss the Wave
“The pathway that leads through life is inevitably stained by tears—sometimes tears of loneliness or grief, sometimes tears of pain or fear, sometimes all of them mixed together in one sad torrent. What a blessing it is to know that our tears are as precious as pearls to God, that he knows them all, sanctifies them all, and promises to dry each one with his gentle hand. May Tears and Tossings give you the greatest hope even in your deepest sorrows.”
— Tim Challies, author, Seasons of Sorrow
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Endorsed by Dave Furman, Gary Thomas, Tim Challies, Laura Wifler, Kristen Wetherell, Christina Fox, Laura Booz, John Fuller, Christine Chappell