Hope for the Hurting
Struggling with Unanswered Prayer? It’s a challenge that many of us face on our spiritual journey. Prayer is a powerful tool, but what happens when it feels like our prayers go unheard? The distress of this experience can test our faith and leave us feeling helpless and disheartened. Read more for strategies to cope with the pain of unanswered prayer.
I recently had a conversation on Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast with Chuck and Ashley Elliott about how to cope with loss. In today’s blog post, Ashley Elliott shares three powerful ways God brings life to hearts hurting from grief. Discover how God can turn our valleys into springs filled with hope and renewal in times of loss.
How do you find strength in God while going through pain? That’s part of the reason I wrote The Hem of His Garment: Reaching Out to God When Pain Overwhelms. Pain often threatens to steal our energy, our strength, and our resolve. But finding strength in God while going through pain can provide solace and hope, especially in the midst of life’s greatest challenges. Faith can guide us through the darkest times, providing comfort, resilience, and ultimately, healing.
Grief is a painfully difficult process. There are no rules or timelines for how to journey through. Everyone’s experience with grief is different. But, God knows exactly what you need. This guide will help you understand the different facets of the grieving process as you move forward on your healing journey.
In a success-driven world, many experience spiritual pain and a sense of disconnection. Loss, disappointment, or a period of searching for purpose and meaning has left our souls weary and wounded. But, renewed faith can mend our spirits. By reigniting our belief in something greater than ourselves and embracing spirituality, we can embark on a journey of healing, find solace, and rediscover our purpose in the face of adversity.
When someone close to us inflicts emotional pain, it can be challenging to navigate through the overwhelming emotions and find a way to heal and move forward. Whether it was a betrayal, harsh words, or a broken promise, being hurt emotionally and relationally can leave us feeling betrayed, resentful, and even questioning our self-worth. It is crucial to understand that healing from emotional and relational pain is possible, and there are effective strategies to deal with someone who has hurt us.
Pain can be a doorway to discover God’s truth, character, and provision in a new light. It’s not easy but relating to God in pain offers a fresh perspective and a deeper spiritual connection. Discover how pain can open the door to a deeper spiritual connection and a fresh perspective on God’s truth and character.
In today’s fast-paced, highly interconnected world, it is not uncommon for individuals to experience moments of spiritual distress. These moments can be triggered by personal crises, existential questioning, loss of faith, or even a general feeling of disconnect from God. When faced with such distress, finding comfort can play a pivotal role in reestablishing balance, meaning, and purpose in life, as well as a deeper relationship with God. I’ll share more to help you understand the cause and impacts, how you can cope, and how you can find comfort in times of spiritual distress.
In a world where we often seek autonomy and control, could embracing our dependence on God, as exemplified in the story of the woman with the issue of blood, be the pathway to profound spiritual growth? Realizing how little control we possess in this life, perhaps especially when it comes to our pain experience, often produces a defining moment in coming to terms with our dependence on God.
We will all likely experience relationship pain at some point. It stings in a different way than any other kind of pain. In this post, Jessica Van Roekel shares about the relationship pain she endured when an unexpected and unwanted email ended a longtime friendship. Learn how she discovered the power to reframe rejection and live life without rejection’s pain.