When times are hard and no answers are ready, we are given the opportunity to grow our faith and become more like Jesus by trusting God to manage our trial. He warns us in His word that we will go through hard times. God offers us hope in that when the difficulties come, He will be with us. That’s the When and Will of trust.
As a mother, watching your children make choices or decisions that aren’t in alignment with all you’ve taught them or who you raised them to be can bring such heart ache. In reading through scripture, it strikes me that all our Biblical heroes have strayed or missed the mark at one time or another. Some prior to knowing the Lord and others who knew Him. There is hope for the prodigal because we have all been a wanderer at one time or another. Our kids are no different. Lori Wildenberg shares 10 hope-filled responses when you love a prodigal.
In today’s busy culture, doing more is praised. What about when you’re overwhelmed with the enormity of it all? There is an antidote for feeling overwhelmed. As I wondered how I would manage, I thought through these 10 steps that helped me process the overwhelm and exchange it for God’s grace, mercy and provision.
Do you ever struggle to trust God? That’s where I was; wanting to more fully trust but lacking. Sometimes God has to get our attention different ways before we’ll listen. He got my attention on a 3 day beach trip. It was a confirmation to trust God. That was the start of my journey to better understand how to lean on Him and trust him more deeply.
What do we do when life doesn’t go as planned? Job loss, bankruptcy, a report from the doctor that wasn’t what we wanted, a friend’s betrayal. When difficult times come, where do we put our trust?
We all face challenges and difficulties. At times, we fall prey to doubt and defeat. Through painful experiences, Amy Elaine Martinez learned how to grow in confidence in spite of the challenges she faced and now helps others know that living a life of victory is possible. She shares the three keys to victory she learned that helped her overcome defeat and debunk doubts.