Hope for the Hurting
Many experts say kids suffering with anxiety or depression is the new normal. We must battle against this and fight for hope for our kids. They do not have to feel helpless when life is hard. In this article, Lori Wildenberg shares how good parents bust hope in their kids. But, with effective parenting techniques, you can offer the antidote to build hope instead.
When times are hard and no answers are ready, we are given the opportunity to grow our faith and become more like Jesus by trusting God to manage our trial. He warns us in His word that we will go through hard times. God offers us hope in that when the difficulties come, He will be with us. That’s the When and Will of trust.
As a mother, watching your children make choices or decisions that aren’t in alignment with all you’ve taught them or who you raised them to be can bring such heart ache. In reading through scripture, it strikes me that all our Biblical heroes have strayed or missed the mark at one time or another. Some prior to knowing the Lord and others who knew Him. There is hope for the prodigal because we have all been a wanderer at one time or another. Our kids are no different. Lori Wildenberg shares 10 hope-filled responses when you love a prodigal.
In today’s busy culture, doing more is praised. What about when you’re overwhelmed with the enormity of it all? There is an antidote for feeling overwhelmed. As I wondered how I would manage, I thought through these 10 steps that helped me process the overwhelm and exchange it for God’s grace, mercy and provision.
Fall is a chance to reassess our lives and prepare for what is to come. Fall is when you set up a new schedule, look forward to the holiday season, and take advantage of a slower season to regain some semblance of order before things get chaotic and stressful again. Marcia Ramsland, The Leading Online Organizing Coach and a Business Productivity Expert, shares organization tips she recommends for the fall. Pick one or two of these 10 organizing tips for fall to get your momentum going.
Do you ever struggle to trust God? That’s where I was; wanting to more fully trust but lacking. Sometimes God has to get our attention different ways before we’ll listen. He got my attention on a 3 day beach trip. It was a confirmation to trust God. That was the start of my journey to better understand how to lean on Him and trust him more deeply.
Prayer is such an important part of our faith life. Yet we have an accuser who wants to bring charges against us day and night. On a recent episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast (How to Pray for an Incarcerated Son – Episode 124,) Shonda Whitworth shared with us what she learned about praying into the courtroom of heaven when her son was incarcerated. Our prayer life is crucial to our spiritual growth and wellbeing. Read more as Shonda shares about the power of praying into the courtroom of heaven and three basic ways to silence the accuser in the courtroom of heaven so our prayers will be unhindered.
What do we do when life doesn’t go as planned? Job loss, bankruptcy, a report from the doctor that wasn’t what we wanted, a friend’s betrayal. When difficult times come, where do we put our trust?
We all face challenges and difficulties. At times, we fall prey to doubt and defeat. Through painful experiences, Amy Elaine Martinez learned how to grow in confidence in spite of the challenges she faced and now helps others know that living a life of victory is possible. She shares the three keys to victory she learned that helped her overcome defeat and debunk doubts.
In sharp contrast to the Lord, the enemy barks and shouts just to ensure that we are aware of and intimidated by his presence. Is he all bark? How do you walk in victory over the enemy who magnifies his presence to invoke fear?
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How To Fight Fearful/Anxious Thoughts and Win!
Free Printable with 8 steps to help you win the fight over fearful/anxious thoughts. When life brings uncertainty, we bring perspectives to give you a hope-filled future.