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At times, we may become discouraged in our prayer life when we feel like God has not answered our prayers. When we pray, we want God to answer our prayers – the way we want them answered and when! God always answers our prayers. But, what if He doesn’t answer the way we hoped or when? How do we overcome discouragement in prayer and restore our faith?
God created us to be in relationship with Him, and our relationship grows most with Him when we are in prayerful conversation with Him. I have had those times in my prayer life when I’ve been at a loss for words either because of great pain or I am just in awe of the goodness of the Lord. These 10 things to pray when you aren’t sure what to pray will provide a starting point.
Why doesn’t God protect us from pain? It’s a question many ask in the midst of painful circumstances. We may never know the answer to that question but we know that God is faithful and will see us through the difficulties so we don’t have to face pain alone. Read more for 10 Bible Verses that help us maintain hope in the midst of pain.
One of the enemy’s tactics is to use worry, fear, and anxiety to kill our peace. What kind of words are you speaking over your situations? There is power in the words we speak. Read more for how to speak life over your situations so you can walk in peace.
Have you ever felt unlovable? Have you ever wondered, does God love me? I’ve been there at different times in my life. Yet God has been faithful to show ways that we can know He loves us. Read more for 7 promises from the Bible about God’s love for us.
God knew we would experience worry, fear and anxiety or he wouldn’t have included over 300 scriptures encouraging us, no, commanding us, not to fear. How do we cope when worry, fear, and anxiety strike? Use these 7 steps and Bible verses to walk in the victory God promised in His Word.
For most, suicide isn’t a desire to die, but a desire to be rid of the pain and sadness. From her own experience and those of the patients she serves, a clinical neuropsychologist shares 6 things to consider if you or a loved one are battling depression and having suicidal thoughts.
How can I know the difference between God’s voice, my voice and the enemy’s voice? Many Christ-followers have asked that same question at some point in their journey! The enemy would like you to believe you can’t hear God’s voice, but the truth is God is speaking all the time—we just have to learn to become more attuned to hearing His voice and discerning the difference between His voice and the enemy’s voice. Apply these basic principles to help you discern if the voice you are hearing is God’s or the enemy’s.
Unfortunately, depression is not uncommon. Many experience it, and in fact, many aren’t even aware that that is what they are dealing with. It’s estimated to be twice as likely in women. Many mothers are plagued by depression. The good news is, there is help, and there is hope. You are not alone. The best way to fight is with the truth of God’s word.
What do you do when you have the blues? As a Neuropsychologist and one who has experienced depression and came out on the other side, I’m sharing tips on how to manage and fight off the blues.
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