Suffering of any kind stinks! It just does. Are you hunkered down waiting for the storm to pass, the waters to stop raging, and life to return to normal? Are you waiting for life to get better before you live it to the full? In the midst of the struggle of a cancer diagnosis, Niki Hardy stopped and asked two questions. She shares how God answered and what she discovered about living life to the full despite our suffering.
Running and doing can be exhausting. Through rest, God offers peace. Sometimes the very thing we run from is the thing we need the most. Are we willing to trust that God knows what is best and His plan for us is good? Read more for how to surrender to God and risk rest.
Have you ever wanted to run away? Or, hide yourself from your friends and even from God? Me too. But what I learned is that is the wrong question. The better question is to ask: Who are you running to? Even Hagar in the Bible tried to run away into the wilderness but she wasn’t able to run away from God. He met her right where she was.
When the load is too big to handle, do you try to carry it anyway, until you breakdown under the weight of it? You don’t have to carry that load and be the strong one for yourself or for others. Give that burden to God. He wants to be your strength. Read more for 3 scriptures to stand on when you feel as if the weight of the world is resting on your shoulders.
Will God give us too much to handle? Some well-intentioned people say that God won’t give us more than we can handle. But, is that really what the Bible says? I’ve been through times when I just wasn’t sure I could handle it. And in truth, in my own strength, I couldn’t. Why does God allow us to go through seasons that are more than we can handle?
Many experts say kids suffering with anxiety or depression is the new normal. We must battle against this and fight for hope for our kids. They do not have to feel helpless when life is hard. In this article, Lori Wildenberg shares how good parents bust hope in their kids. But, with effective parenting techniques, you can offer the antidote to build hope instead.