Hope for the Hurting
Hope. We humans desperately crave it. What kind of hope is your faith based on? Our guest today, Stephanie Rousselle is French and shares about two distinct words that are both translated “hope” in English. And one of them will take you straight to the Throne Room in awe and wonder.
Have you ever felt like Jesus was calling you out to a place that required you to trust in Him wholeheartedly? A place where you had to readjust your focus so you could keep your eyes on Him? God often calls us to walk into the unknown.
Parenting a special needs child can be hard. But, God is always at work in all the details behind the scenes. Looking back over the hard times, we can see God’s faithfulness. Read more for how a special needs mom found hope in God’s promises.
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.
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