Hope for the Hurting
Have you ever faced times so hard it feels like you’re being pulled out to sea by the undertow and you’re unable to catch a solid breath before the next wave hits? Those times when you feel like you’ve been taken out to sea, yet everyone else is enjoying the tranquility of the beach. When we face difficulties and the loneliness they bring, we have a source that we can turn to so we can learn how to handle hard times.
We may be surprised when we face trials, but God is not. He even told us to expect hard times. But, how do we overcome? Learning to lean into God when the world around us is shaky is key. Read more here for biblical insights in learning to trust God so you can stand strong when the trials come.
Wouldn’t it be nice to think that if we love Jesus, we would be exempt from difficulties? Scripture actually tells us we’ll go through hard times. Read more about why bad things happen to Christians and how we can maintain our hope during difficulties.
The storms of life can bring crashing waves of doubt, depression, anxiety, fear, or feelings of being lost when we are not where we thought we should be. The truth is we are not wired for uncertainty, even as believers. Life’s curve balls that throw us off course can be a real struggle. In the midst of our storms, God wants to give us hope and establish who we are in Christ. Read more for who God says you are in Christ.
Have you ever asked the question, “Why pray?” You’re not alone! The enemy of our soul would like for us to think our prayers are futile and that it doesn’t make any difference if we pray because our whole lives are already planned out. But, our growth is dependent on prayer. It’s the fundamental means through which we relate to God.
Overwhelm. Burnout. Those are fruits of a performance-based lifestyle. How do we stop trying to run the show, control the outcome, and prevent fears from becoming reality? Read more for how God wants to draw you away from self-reliant busyness, toward a life rooted in His love, grace and joy, void of striving.
Some days just feel daunting. You wake up, if you even slept the night before, greeted with a knot in your stomach, knowing that what lies ahead for the day requires more strength and energy than you possess. When trials come and answers seem nonexistent or slow in coming; remember, God and His love are certain. Try these 7 tips to handle times when you don’t have answers.
Do you ever wonder what God wants you to do with your life? Do you ever wake up in the morning and ask, “Is this all there is?” In today’s post, Dr. Kris Reece shares about the journey of discovery God led her on to find her life calling. She found 3 ways God calls you into your purpose.
In my darkest times, desperation drew me closer to God and made me willing. Suffering through trials strengthened my faith and gave me a richer testimony of God’s faithfulness. I learned what I needed to remember during the battle. Read more for the truth I stood on to gain victory.
Have you ever wondered what God says about fear in the Bible? Or, if there are healthy fears? God has plenty to say about fear. Robin Luftig shares her experience of being unexpectedly diagnosed with a brain tumor and told that she may only have ten days to live. Read more for what she learned about fear.
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