Resources on Suffering/Depression

Favorite sermons on suffering:

Heman’s cry of darkness by Timothy Keller (also can be found on youtube)

Moving Toward the Mess originally written by Andrew Stoecklein but delivered by Carol and Kayla after Andrew took his life (check out the other messages in this series too)

 

Testimony on depression:

WHAT I’VE SEEN IN THE DARK: A Story of Depression and Faith
Audio of Dr. Powell’s testimony at Columbia International University

 

Favorite videos:

How to Support a Friend Going Through a Difficult Time

Diamonds 2019 – Through Christ, We Are Strong – Joni E. Tada

 

Articles on Suffering:

When Words of Comfort Feel More Like Salt in a Wound by Sarah Walton

Three Things to Remember When Life Is Hard by Sarah Walton

Lift Your Eyes – Looking to Christ When Nothing Makes Sense by Sarah Walton

The Sorrow of Comparing SufferingThe Sorrow of Comparing Suffering by Lara d’Entremont

The Gift of Mistreatment by Sara Hagerty

Suffering Revealed How Weak I Was: What I Learned from Kidney Failure by Paul Tripp

 

Articles on Depression:

3 Powerful Pieces of Encouragement For The Depressed Christian by Stephen Altrogge

When Someone You Love Is Depressed Or Anxious by Mark Altrogge

Trapped in My Own Mind: Three Lies Depression Loves by Sarah Walton

 

Depression in Missions:

Devastating Secrets of Living Abroad By Aneurin Howorth

 

Articles on PMDD:

Explaining Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder by Cheekyminx
Opening Up About My Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder by Cindy Lopez Smith

Living with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder — 10 Essential Things Every Woman Should Know by Cheekyminx

How to Track, Manage, and Find Support for Your PMDD
by Helaina Hovitz

What We Need to Hear: A Friends and Family Guide to PMDD by Cheeky Minx

What does it mean to suffer from PMDD? by Lauren Calabrese

 

Some favorite books on suffering:

The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us In Suffering by Vaneetha Rendall Risner

Buried Dreams: From Devastating Loss to Unimaginable Hope by Lindsey Dennis

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things by Sara Hagerty

Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed by Sara Hagerty

In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life by Sheila Walsh

When God Doesn’t Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without by Laura Story

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense by Paul Tripp

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst