Hope for the Hurting
God Can Use Even Our Storms for Good!
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.
10 Traits of Grace-Based Friends
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.
The Unforced Rhythm of Grace
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?
Stop Conforming and Start Transforming
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.
Choose Your Focus
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.
We Only Need One to Give Us Hope
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?
The Peace in Your Storm
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.
How To Face Transitions with God’s Help
Are you struggling with an unexpected and totally unwanted transition in your life? You’re not alone. Transition is just a part of life. Do I like it? Not all the time; but sometimes a transition can be an answer to prayer. I do like that. Also, it is sometimes not THE answer we had hoped for, but it is an answer. I am learning that when we learn how to face transitions with God’s help, we find hope even when life doesn’t go the way we had planned, and pain and heartache do enter our story.
God’s Plans are Good
Life is hard. Sometimes things don’t go the way we hope. Sometimes things don’t go the way we plan. Sometimes life just seems so difficult, like we’ll never make it to our destiny. But we can’t give up. God has plans for each of us. And God’s plans are good.
Depending on God’s Grace to Cope with Chronic Pain
Chronic pain affects millions of individuals every year. It has a tendency to rob the best of us. When you’ve experienced excruciating pain for years, is God’s grace enough when you’ve reached your breaking point? Is our weakness made perfect in God’s strength? Tera Bradham DeNeui, a swimmer who was expected to be an Olympian until her career was cut short prematurely by an accident and chronic pain, shares how depending on God’s grace helped her cope.