God's Promises for Life's Messes

Sometimes it seems that life's tough messes will never end.  This study is about God presence and love through the endless trials and upheaval we face.  God never promises that getting through tough times will be quick or painless.  But he does promise to redeem for good what Satan intends for evil.  This study educates and addresses ways Christians can navigate these life challenges.

Study text: You'll Get Through This

by Max Lucado

Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times

In this Bible study, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers refreshing assurance. Max reminds participants God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph—tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed. But his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.

God's Plan for Good          God I Have a Question (video)

Resources for Tough Times

Surviving Tough Times

Hurting Families

Death of a Loved One



Emotional Abuse

Domestic Violence

Depression & Suicide

Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse


Religious Abuse

Chronic Illness

Study Resource materials - Dr. Joy Smith

Study Resource Materials by Dr. Joy Smith