My Loved One is in Pain

Many people feel inadequate to help a loved one who is suffering. But your desire to express loving care is deeply appreciated, and Endurance resources can help you provide precious gifts of encouragement and comfort.

Relevant Articles

If someone you love is battling cancer, serious illness, depression, grief, or loss, we hope these articles will provide words of encouragement and endurance for the journey.

Endurance for the Journey

Sanctuary from Fear

December 23, 2019

Do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one to fear, he is the one you are ...

Endurance for the Journey

My Heart Cries Out

December 22, 2019

My heart cries out over Moab; her fugitives flee as far as Zoar, as far as Eglath Shelishiyah. They go up the way to Luhith, weeping as they go; on th...

Endurance for the Journey

No End in Sight

November 18, 2019

Then I thought in my heart, “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise?” I said in my heart, “This, too, is meanin...

Endurance Resources

These resources share some of the best answers and sources of inspiration we’ve found that have touched our hearts and comforted thousands. Endurance resources are available in English and may be purchased for personal, educational or religious use; all proceeds benefit Endurance. We currently ship materials to addresses within the U.S. and Canada.

Depression

People who are battling a serious illness or loss are especially prone to depression. Caregivers and family members are also at risk. The chemicals that keep our brain functioning can become depleted during times of stress. Depression is the result of a chemical depletion and is a legitimate medical problem- not a spiritual problem.

Anger

Anger – normally seen as a negative emotion – is not an uncommon companion on the journey through the valley of suffering .

Fear

The waves of fear faced by those who battle cancer can be overwhelming, sometimes even debilitating. But life goes on despite our fears. So when we feel fear’s clammy grip, what can we do?

Pain

No one wants to suffer – no one enjoys suffering – it is even worse when we are taken by surprise – blindsided by the painful trial – there is no perfect time to fit suffering into your schedule.

FIND HOPE

If you feel lost in the darkness of a strange and unknown place – be assured there is a hope that will not lead you to disappointment!


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FIND PEACE

For many of us, Peace is a bit of a mystery. We want peace, especially when adversity turns our life upside down. As we unravel the mystery of peace, we may discover that its more attainable than we think.


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Dave Dravecky’s Story

“But our journey of suffering was not hopeless. Through it we discovered the power of endurance—not in our own ability, but in the comfort, encouragement and hope that God provides.”

Meet Jan & Dave Dravecky

Facing cancer, amputation, and depression, Dave and his wife Jan eventually found hope.

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