God is With You, No Matter What
Tough times may seem insurmountable, but they are no match for God! Even when you feel like you can’t endure another day, God is guiding you safely through as you lean on Him. With compelling honesty and wisdom, Mary J. Nelson takes you on a rare journey into the heart of God and shows you how you can experience breakthrough and renewed hope in times of testing. Exploring the unchanging truths of Scripture will encourage you to believe that God has not abandoned you in your trials, but will bring special blessing to your life through them. Whether you are suffering job loss, failing health, family strife, or spiritual emptiness, Hope for Tough Times will bring you comfort and a deeper level of maturity as you emerge from your tough times into a new place of freedom.
Formerly published as Grace for Tough Times by Mary J. Nelson by Bethany House, 2006
“Mary J. Nelson has done it again . . . written a book that touches the deepest places of my heart. We all go through trials, some more than others . . . and what helps is having a hand to grab in the middle of the fire. Through her book, Hope for Tough Times, Mary has offered not only a hand, but a hope that will see all of us through the tough moments. Get a copy, not only for yourself, but for those friends who are doing their best to stay afloat in very stormy seas.” –Holly Wagner, Author of Godchicks; When it Pours, He Reigns; Daily Steps for Godchicks
“Mary J. Nelson’s Hope for Tough Times is a wonderful book to show us how to pass life’s ten greatest tests and reach spiritual maturity. I recommend it!” –Alice Smith, Executive Director, U.S. Prayer Center
“What a wonderful book! Radiating warmth, its pages spill over with practical wisdom on how to connect with God, receive his grace, and move on with your life when tough times stand between you and your future.” –Dr. Gary D. Kinnaman, Author and Senior Pastor, Word of Grace Church
“Mary J. Nelson has come through the Refiner’s fire, not once, but many times. She has come to know his voice and trust his promises. Hope for Tough Times vividly describes each test you might face in life’s journey. Her counsel, the personal stories, and the powerful passages from Scripture will help you ‘to drink deeply from the well of his infinite love.’ If you are discouraged or frightened, angry or lonely, this book comes just at the right time. You will be refreshed, and hope will be restored.” –Bill Bohline, Lead Pastor, Hosanna! Church, Author of It’s Sunday, but Monday’s Comin’
About the author
Mary J. Nelson is an author, speaker, and Pastor of Prayer. She has a passion for helping people encounter God and His goodness in the midst of trials and be empowered and set free to live out their destiny. She emerged from a breast cancer diagnosis in 1999 eager to share how God restored and transformed her life. Her deepest desire is to give away what she has freely received.
Mary is the author of Grace for Each Hour: Through the Breast Cancer Journey (Bethany House, 2005), Hope for Tough Times (Revell, 2009; Soterion 2013), and Peace for Each Hour (Comfort Publishing 2012). Her two latest books will be released by Shiloh Run Press in 2016: Jehovah-Rapha: The God Who Heals, and Power Prayers: Praying for the Cure. Her books inspire those suffering from cancer, health crisis, broken relationships, unemployment, financial failure, or devastating loss by helping them draw close to the heart of God. She founded and leads the Pray for the Cure cancer healing ministry at Hosanna! Church in Lakeville, MN where she also serves as a leader in the Healing Prayer and Sozo inner healing ministry. She and her husband, Howie, have two adult children and two grandchildren, and make their home in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. They enjoy spending time with family, traveling, motorcycling, reading, and serving together as prayer leaders in their local church.