As much as we all love the sweater weather, pumpkins, and spiced lattes of fall, it can also be a season of overwhelming schedules and responsibilities. The crisp weather loses the levity of summer, and the shorter days can feel lonely.
No matter what you or a loved one are going through right now, here are 7 studies that will help during difficult times:
Psalm 40 by Sarah Mae | 8 Sessions
When life hits hard and you aren’t sure what to do, it can be confusing, lonely, and seemingly hopeless.
But Psalm 40 is the good news that God hears our cries and delights to rescue us. In this 8-session study, examine Psalm 40, ask honest questions of yourself and the Bible, and learn how to stay faithful to God amidst painful and hard times. Ready to dive in? Find this study here.
Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler | 7 Sessions
There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. And there are times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing to offer. If you’re tired and fearful, this study of Psalm 107 is a call to worship. Over 7 sessions, you’ll learn to face each season of life with courage and trust in Jesus and discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. Pick up your copy here.
Breaking Free by Beth Moore | 11 Sessions
This in-depth women’s Bible study draws parallels between the captive Israelites of the Old Testament and New Testament believers in Jesus as the Promised Messiah. Beth looks at the Book of Isaiah through the lives of the kings who ruled during the prophet’s ministry. These kings exemplify many of the obstacles to freedom with which we must deal. Using Scripture to help identify spiritual strongholds in your life, no matter how big or small, Beth explains that anything that hinders us from the benefits of knowing God is bondage. Get your copy here.
Living Free by Beth Moore | 6 Sessions
Now is the time to identify and overcome the issues that hinder your relationship with Christ, and this 6-session study will help you do that. Learn to pray Scripture, replace false strongholds with true freedom in Christ, and realize the life God desires for you. Pick up your copy here.
Job by Lisa Harper | 7 Sessions
We all need this study of the Book of Job in our lives. Over 7 sessions, you’ll discover the redemptive facet to suffering and learn to view pain as a way to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and trust in God’s character. If you’re having trouble repairing past or current wounds (we’ve all been there), this study is for you. Get the study here.
The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer | 7 Sessions
If you’re going through a rough season, it’s time to get serious, specific, and strategic in your prayer discipline! Pick up this 7-session study if you want to turn challenges and discouragement into opportunities for prayer, experience the tangible effects of victory, and employ the secret weapon to stop the devil in his tracks. The enemy always fails when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. Find this study here.
Surrendering the Secret by Pat Layton | 8 Sessions
This is a study for women who have experienced the pain of abortion or those who minister to women who have walked through such circumstances. Over 8 sessions of personal Bible study, learn to slowly release the burden of hidden pain to discover freedom in the redemptive story of God. Replace shame with hope, joy, and beauty through the study of God’s Word, journaling exercises, and a confidential, caring community.
If this study is for you or another woman in your life, find the study here.
Do you have a study you turn to during hard times? Or a study you buy for friends when they’re dealing with difficult situations? Let us know in the comments below!