If Scripture tells us not to be anxious, then why do we get butterflies and sweaty palms?
We know that we are forgiven so why do we try to hide from God? We’re ashamed. We worry that this time His love might run out. It won’t.
We can understand why God won't answer prayers for things that are selfish or immoral. But it's hard to understand when our heartfelt, well-intentioned, biblical prayer seems to go unanswered.
Some people suffer for what they have done; others suffer because of what people have done to them. Where is God when it really hurts?
Jesus commands us to love even when it's painful. Sounds impossible! Well, that’s because it is! We can't just turn love on by pressing a button. But it is possible by faith. Here's how ...
If you find yourself wondering how God could bring you through something difficult, remember He always has purpose in pain.
Jesus was just being a good Jew!
Do you struggle to find joy in the pain of life?
Is He worth waiting for?
I catch a glimpse of the big picture as I attempt to faithfully walk out the small picture.
Sing Blessed Be: What are you struggling with today?
God really, really, likes you.
How's your Greek?
When the crisis hit, she turned to her cellphone, but it was not to press 911.
Christmas is coming! Does it like you’re going to need a last-minute rescue to get everything done?
"Immanuel" isn't just a Christmas Special!
What is God up to when you can’t feel Him anymore?
Do you sometimes wish there were high beams for when life gets foggy?
God wants me to take joy in my pain? What!?
Where is it OK for God to get involved, and where should He just mind His own business?
God often allows failure to point us to one critical truth: we can't live the Christian life on our own.
Why is there evil in the world? Why does terrorism exist? We need answers and we need an opportunity to ask these questions.
I stared at the screen, willing my baby to live. A month before, we had seen the baby move and blood flowing to its heart. But now, there was nothing.
I was powerless and I knew that I needed God as I have never needed Him before.
Does every day feel like a battle that can't be won?
Sometimes the best gifts come disguised in wrappings of heartache.
Even in pain - abide in His love.
It's time to forget what is behind and look forward to the great things God will do.
When someone is suffering, we try to give comfort the best way we know how: with our words. But sometimes, we end up making the situation a whole lot worse. So what do you say to someone whose heart is broken?
Sometimes, words that are meant to comfort feel like sandpaper to my soul.
Be on the lookout! Gifts show up in unlikely places.
In times of suffering, will you choose what is easy or what is right?
Are you willing to suffer in order for God's glory to be revealed?
Ever asked, “Why me? Why must it happen this way?”
Ever asked the question, "What do you think God is trying to tell me?"
Jesus knows what it’s like to face loss and tragedy; He knows what it’s like to die of a broken heart.
Talking about the untimely death of a child is never easy for anyone. However, avoiding reality does not bring healing.
There are times when thanking God seems too difficult, but even whispering a prayer of praise can usher in a sense of liberty and peace.
At night I'd lay my hand on my chest and feel my heartbeat. I wondered how it could go on beating as though life hadn't come undone. I didn't understand how my heart could be so strong and steady when it felt so broken.
Just prior to 20 weeks in my pregnancy — after only two weeks of getting to know our twins — our world was shattered when my water broke and I went into pre-term labor.
Can we ever be truly happy on our own?
As a child, I never imagined that one day, I would suffer from chronic pain. I thought I would remain healthy forever. But sometimes, life takes a detour.
Have you ever stopped to consider that God is keeping track of all your sorrows? He knows each one of them.
I know all of the correct answers: “He uses our suffering for His glory,” “it’s so that others will come to know God,” or “God has a bigger plan.” But none of these answers are enough.
What if the things that Christ has allowed us to suffer for His sake are the blessings?
Her faith was put to the ultimate test.
We're not called to take joy in the pain itself; we are advised to find joy in the results of the pain as we see God work in and through us.
Don’t fall for the lie that says, “Jesus suffered so I wouldn’t have to.”
God does not leave us empty handed on the road of suffering. He will send us reminders of His faithfulness and presence. But we need to have our eyes open to see them.