Joni Eareckson Tada dispensed with the superficial healing narrative decades ago. Paralyzed in a diving accident, Tada was forced to trust a God who doesn't always heal, who doesn't always prevent or alleviate our suffering. In her interview with Christianity Today, "Something Greater Than Healing," Tada describes her hard-won understanding of God's purposes and sovereign care for his people—in the midst of their suffering.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 3; Matthew 18:7–9; Mark 8:31–38; John 14:1–14; 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: God can use our suffering to advance the gospel.
—Teaching point two: Suffering is a sign of God's mercy.
—Teaching point three: Christians have hope in the midst of suffering.
—Teaching point four:The Christian life should be a preparation for death.
—Teaching point five: There are more important things than physical health.
• Apply Your Findings
• Recommended Resources
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• "Something Greater Than Healing," interview with Joni Erickson Tada (2010)
Total number of pages—13