A minibook to encourage you through the most difficult times
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.'
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?
How is it possible to 'Rejoice in the Lord always'?