I've personally been impacted by the incredible ministry of Paul David Tripp, and I'm honored to have him join me in this episode to share his powerful story of suffering and how it has deepened his relationship with God. Paul has endured kidney failure and ten operations in the last seven years, yet his faith remains strong and steadfast. On this episode, we explore how understanding God's presence, purpose in our suffering, and the promise of heaven can provide hope in the face of unimaginable pain.
Together, we discuss trusting God even when we cannot comprehend His plan, and how His presence is the ultimate gift. Paul emphasizes the power of God displayed in the resurrection of Jesus and highlights the reliability of His promises, which are rooted in His sovereignty. Our discussion serves as an inspiration to anyone enduring difficult times, reminding us all of the ultimate promise - a new heaven and earth where suffering and death are no more.
Paul and I also touch on the importance of having loving, godly friends who can speak hope into our hearts during dark times. We delve into the two kinds of questions we can bring to God - those of wonderment and those of accusation - and how each can deepen our relationship with Him. This honest and hope-filled episode is an essential listen for anyone seeking encouragement and strength amidst life's storms.
(00:10) - Suffering and the Gospel of Grace
(17:12) - Finding Hope in Suffering
(35:32) - Trusting God in Times of Suffering
(54:19) - Finding Hope Through Vulnerability
Dr. Paul David Tripp is a pastor, international event speaker, and a best-selling and award-winning author. With more than 30 books and video series on Christian living, Paul’s driving passion is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.
Throughout his life, Paul has planted a church, founded a Christian school, wrote worship songs and toured with a Christian band. He was a faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) for many years, a lecturer in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, a Visiting Professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church.
Paul launched his own ministry in 2006. He lives in Philadelphia and is hopelessly in love with his wife of more than 50 years, Luella. They have four grown children and six grandchildren.
If you’ve enjoyed this episode, one of the best ways to support the show and make sure others find it, is to subscribe and leave a review. Thank You!
Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co.