Day 6 of our reading come from Tim Keller’s book, Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering.
“no matter how well we have put together a good life, no matter how hard we have worked to be healthy, wealthy, comfortable with friends and family, and successful with our career—something will inevitably ruin it. No amount of money, power, and planning can prevent bereavement, dire illness, relationship betrayal, financial disaster, or a host of other troubles from entering your life. Human life is fatally fragile and subject to forces beyond our power to manage. Life is tragic.”
You can download today’s reading here, and find the book on Westminster Book’s website.
Also, Ligonier has made all of their videos free during the next couple of months. This is a great resource for redeeming the time that is in front of us. There is an abundance of great teaching here that will anchor your soul in Christ.
Day 5 of our readings brings one of my favorite authors, Ed Welch — A Small Book for the Anxious Heart.
“Think manna. For forty years in the Sinai wilderness the Lord gave his people manna one day at a time. If they tried to save some for the next day, it grew moldy. The only time they could keep it overnight was in preparation for the Sabbath, when they were to rest from work. The Lord was teaching his people to depend on him one day at a time. Each morning they had to trust him again that the bread from heaven would fall from the sky.”
You can find the daily reading here.
Our reading for today comes from a new book of published prayers — Piercing Heaven.
We over value authenticity and spontaneity, and rob ourselves of depth and stability. If you haven’t had the joy of leaning on the prayers of others, you are in for a treasure of joy and peace. I often find myself not knowing how to pray or what to pray, often the published prayers of others ground me and teach me.
You can get the whole book at Westminster Bookstore, who is also offering free shipping using the coupon code (READSLOW).
Day 3 brings us to Charles Spurgeon’s book of devotional readings, The Promises of God.
You can download this days reading, which consists of a few days (couple of paragraphs for each day) of readings.
Again, you can find the book at Westminster Book Store if you would like to order the whole thing.
Day 2 of our reading is from David Powlison’s book God’s Grace in Your Suffering.
He asks this penetrating question — “When you face trouble, loss, disability, and pain, howdoes the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ meet you and comfort you? How does grace and goodness find you, touch you, work with you, and walk with you through deep waters?”
You can find the reading here.
Also, you can find the book God’s Grace In Your Suffering at the Westminster Bookstore website.
These are deeply uncertain times.
As I mentioned yesterday, these are days where our anxiety will increase. I have found myself wrestling with the general sense of uncertainty, my own heart has been restless as it grasps for rest.
Over the next weeks, I plan to send out resources, thoughts, etc. to help us navigate the Corona Virus in light of God’s promises.
Westminster Bookstore has release 15 chapters from different books. I will forward these on to you one day at a time to give us some teaching from the Lord to shape our hearts.
The first one is from John Murray’s book, O Death Where Is Thy Sting (a collection of sermons), chapter 13 is a meditation on Lamentations 3. You can download the chapter here.
PS – if you want to download all 15 chapters, you can find it here. But, it will be more fun to read them together day-by-day.