Resources on Evil & Suffering

Podcast Episodes

Answering the Problem of Evil and Suffering

In this episode of The Sean McDowell Show, the discussion centered around the idea that every worldview needs to explain why the world is broken and which worldview best accounts for evil and suffering. This talk provides a response to the toughest question raised about the Christian faith, although there is much more that can be said on this topic.


Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

By Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller’s book “Walking with God through Pain and Suffering” delves into the enduring question of why God allows suffering. Through biblical wisdom and personal stories, Keller offers a fresh perspective on overcoming adversity and understanding our relationship with God.

Suffering Is Never for Nothing

By Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot experienced profound suffering in her life, but she believed that it could be the gateway to gratitude and joy, trusting in God’s purpose. She stated, “Whatever is in the cup that God is offering to me, whether it be pain and sorrow and suffering and grief along with the many joys, I’m willing to take it because I trust Him.”

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

 By Laura Story & Jennifer Schuchmann

Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but despite her broken dreams, she found joy and deeper intimacy with Jesus. In her book “When God Doesn’t Fix It,” she helps readers understand that God can use us in extraordinary ways, even if our situations may never change.

You’re Going to Make It: 50 Morning and Evening Devotions to Unrush Your Mind, Uncomplicate Your Heart, and Experience Healing Today

By Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst’s new devotional, “You’re Going to Make It,” offers 50 days of morning and evening devotions to help you receive God’s encouragement and truth, as well as release your burdens to Him, providing a sacred space for healing and connection with the Lord during difficult seasons. Through biblical truth and wisdom, the devotional reassures you that while the difficult season is part of your story, it will not be your whole story, encouraging intentional and holy healing during hard times.

Counseling Partners

We understand that some of these topics can be difficult to navigate. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our counseling partners for those who are seeking professional help.

In the event of immediate life-threatening situations contact the National Suicide Hotline – 988 or 911

Individuals using this listing for help in seeking a counselor do so at their own risk and under their own liability. Individuals within our faith family have had positive results through some of these services listed. This listing (though not exhaustive) may help aid your journey of healing and recovery. 

Persons who use this listing for help in seeking a mental health professional are urged to be wise consumers by inquiring about the following: (1) education and training, (2) licensing or certification, (3) professional experience, (4) area(s) of specialization, (5) Christian perspective, (6) fees and eligibility for insurance payments. Any legitimate professional will be happy to answer questions about such matters.

If you are a clinical mental health professional wishing to partner with Pinelake, please reach out to the Care & Recovery team.