Hope for the Hurting
My family and I have walked through crisis after crisis over the years. Cancer diagnosis, near-death experiences, and the loss of loved ones to name a few. At times, a new crisis would arrive before the previous one ended. Through it all, we learned how to stand on God’s truth in times of crisis. Read through for 6 truths to stand on in times of crisis.
When we don’t know what else to do, trusting God is the most important thing we can do. But how do we exhibit trust in God? What do we do when we do not have the answers? Even when we do not have the answers, we have access to the One who does.
You may not be in an abusive relationship, but I guarantee you know people who are. The actual numbers of women who at some point in their lives experience stalking, rape, and/or physical abuse is astounding, and they are no different in the church. Charlene Quint, an attorney and domestic abuse survivor, shares about what domestic abuse is and addresses common myths and misperceptions and frequently asked questions.
The storms of life. We all have them—whether they are literal storms like hurricanes, or figurative storms like relationship difficulties, or health crises, or financial woes. The Bible warns us that the storms, the trials, will come. No one is exempt. But, it’s good to be reminded that God can use even our storms for good.
God created us for fellowship, first with Him and then with others. Friendship is a gift from God, and toward the end of His ministry, Jesus even referred to His disciples as His friends. I’ve been blessed by several dear friendships over my life, but I’ve also experienced the dismay from toxic relationships. What a difference a grace-filled friend can make in our life. Are your friends grace-based or toxic? Read more as Mary DeMuth shares about 10 traits of grace-based friends and how you can use these traits to analyze the kindness level of your current friendships.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your circumstances, when nothing you do seems to be enough? Where do you turn for refuge? His word says His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Nothing about my circumstances feels easy or light. How do you learn the unforced rhythm of grace?
Missy Eversole shares how to stop conforming and start transforming. Her 7 spiritual habits for your transformation journey will help you reignite a love for Christ and a life-changing hunger for Him. Are you feeling physically tired, emotionally drained, and spiritually depleted? Read more for tips from Missy if you’re ready to start the transformation process.
Negativity can overwhelm us and override our focus and attitude, resulting in feelings where you become negative and feel defeated. But, we choose our focus. If you want to experience God’s peace, change your thought life. Read more for how to make a shift and obtain peace.
In the hard times of life, the presence, the word, and the encouragement of just one friend can make all the difference. We only need one to come alongside us and give us hope. Where do you turn when you don’t have the one?
Scripture tells us that trials will come. Whether it’s depression we are facing, or cancer, financial crisis, or any other “storm,” we have a choice to make on where to give our focus so that we can find peace in the storm.