God’s Goodness in Chronic Illness and Cancer w/ Colleen Chao | Ep. 197

God’s Goodness in Chronic Illness and Cancer w/ Colleen Chao | Ep. 197

We all experience suffering in this life. Our world is fractured with sin and we encounter its effects regularly. Yet in the midst of suffering, we can find hope in the gospel. We can rejoice that we do not face the pain of this world alone and one day, the Lord will return and make all things new with no more grief and no more pain. In this episode, Shelby and Kyrstal talk with Colleen Chao, author of “In the Hands of a Fiercely Tender God: 31 Days of Hope, Honesty, and Encouragement for the Sufferer.” Her story is marked with pain and suffering as she experienced years of chronic pain, parenting a child with health complications, and a later diagnosis of stage four terminal cancer. But in the midst of her pain, Colleen reminds us of the comfort and love of God and teaches us to run to His Word no matter our circumstances. Join us as we discuss God’s goodness in chronic illness and cancer with Colleen Chao. 

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Time Stamps:

00:34 - Colleen’s journey through illness and cancer
9:43 - How to endure difficult days
12:28 - The purpose of sharing your story of suffering
14:15 - Parenting through grief and fear
17:33 - Engaging with God through Scripture
21:06 - How past suffering can prepare us for future suffering
24:00 - How God is fiercely tender
27:08 - Why our suffering can show God’s goodness to a broken world
36:25 - How to encourage someone who is suffering
41:03 - How the gospel changed Colleen


Resources mentioned in this episode: 

In the Hands of a Fiercely Tender God: 31 Days of Hope, Honesty, Encouragement for the Sufferer

Coleen’s Website

Scripture mentioned in this episode:

Lamentations 2:19
Psalm 144:1
Psalm 4:7
Deuteronomy 32:47
John 11


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