51 min

95: Nancy Guthrie | God Does His Best Work With Empty Grace Enough Podcast

    • Christianity

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Nancy Guthrie joins me to discuss how God filled her emptiness after the loss of baby Hope and Gabriel, how God demonstrates He does His best work with empty through the Scriptures, and her passion for God’s Word.


Questions Nancy and I Discussed:
(8:32) God Does His Best Work With Empty was born out of your own personal experience and the respite retreats you lead with your husband. For those unfamiliar with your family’s story of loss and your ministry, will you share that with us?

(15:39) How did the idea that God does His best work with empty come about? 

(18:57) You write, “Sometimes your sense of emptiness haunts you as an undefined yet relentless ache. At other times it overwhelms you as an undeniable agony. It is amazing to me how heavy the weight of emptiness can feel, how much room emptiness can take up in our souls, how much pain can be caused by something that isn’t even there.” What are some ways you began working through the emptiness experienced when you lost your children?

(24:26) As you began to trace the theme of emptiness in the Bible, what were some things that jumped out at you?

(28:41) You point out 8 ways God fills our emptiness.  One of those is God fills our emptiness with His grace. Will you share how the story of Naomi demonstrates that truth?

(33:08) You clearly love God’s Word and have been faithful to teach it to women in your local church, around the world and now are generously teaching other women how to study and teach it.  Share a little of how you’ve seen God develop that love, that passion in you over the years.

(38:35) How do you go about deciding which book in the Bible you’re going to teach?

(43:54) Listener question from Allison McCoy: How do you avoid being moralistic when teaching the Bible, but still make applications for your audience?

SHOW NOTES cont.


Resources Mentioned:
Book: God Does His Best Work With Empty 

Biblical Theology Workshop For Women

Respite Retreat

Book: Holding Onto Hope

Book: Hearing Jesus Speak To Your Sorrow

Book: Saints and Scoundrels

Bible Study Fellowship

Book: Even Better Than

Preaching Christ in A Postmodern World: Teaching Seminars by Dr. Tim Keller and Dr. Edmund Clowney


Related Episodes:
52: Jonathan Gibson | Proclaiming God is Good After Infant Loss

51: Vaneetha Risner | When Suffering is Your Story

36: Treva Kuyper | Hope and Healing After Unexpected Loss


Episode Sponsor:
Hope & Vine
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Follow Nancy Guthrie on IG and at nancyguthrie.com


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www.graceenoughpodcast.com















Nancy Guthrie joins me to discuss how God filled her emptiness after the loss of baby Hope and Gabriel, how God demonstrates He does His best work with empty through the Scriptures, and her passion for God’s Word.


Questions Nancy and I Discussed:
(8:32) God Does His Best Work With Empty was born out of your own personal experience and the respite retreats you lead with your husband. For those unfamiliar with your family’s story of loss and your ministry, will you share that with us?

(15:39) How did the idea that God does His best work with empty come about? 

(18:57) You write, “Sometimes your sense of emptiness haunts you as an undefined yet relentless ache. At other times it overwhelms you as an undeniable agony. It is amazing to me how heavy the weight of emptiness can feel, how much room emptiness can take up in our souls, how much pain can be caused by something that isn’t even there.” What are some ways you began working through the emptiness experienced when you lost your children?

(24:26) As you began to trace the theme of emptiness in the Bible, what were some things that jumped out at you?

(28:41) You point out 8 ways God fills our emptiness.  One of those is God fills our emptiness with His grace. Will you share how the story of Naomi demonstrates that truth?

(33:08) You clearly love God’s Word and have been faithful to teach it to women in your local church, around the world and now are generously teaching other women how to study and teach it.  Share a little of how you’ve seen God develop that love, that passion in you over the years.

(38:35) How do you go about deciding which book in the Bible you’re going to teach?

(43:54) Listener question from Allison McCoy: How do you avoid being moralistic when teaching the Bible, but still make applications for your audience?

SHOW NOTES cont.


Resources Mentioned:
Book: God Does His Best Work With Empty 

Biblical Theology Workshop For Women

Respite Retreat

Book: Holding Onto Hope

Book: Hearing Jesus Speak To Your Sorrow

Book: Saints and Scoundrels

Bible Study Fellowship

Book: Even Better Than

Preaching Christ in A Postmodern World: Teaching Seminars by Dr. Tim Keller and Dr. Edmund Clowney


Related Episodes:
52: Jonathan Gibson | Proclaiming God is Good After Infant Loss

51: Vaneetha Risner | When Suffering is Your Story

36: Treva Kuyper | Hope and Healing After Unexpected Loss


Episode Sponsor:
Hope & Vine
SHOP NOW at Hope & Vine


Enter GRACE-2020 at checkout for 15 % off.


Follow Nancy Guthrie on IG and at nancyguthrie.com


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Follow Grace Enough Podcast on IG and FB


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51 min