Articles Tagged 'Tough'

Does God Still Care?

Why would God want to claim me as his child when I have failed him?

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Another Perspective

Another Perspective

Was 2016 a hard year? So how are you going to face 2017?

Byron Ware reminds us that even after a very hard year in 2016, we have good news to carry with us in 2017!

The Grit of Grace

The Grit of Grace

Come on! The New Year is coming, don't we need to move on and get ready for it!

Phil Ware and James Nored introduce Heartlight.org readers to the grit of grace and the coming video series called, "My Story in God's Story."

You Will Get Through This!

You Will Get Through This!

Life is hard, but God is great at helping us get THROUGH life's toughest challenges!

Max Lucado shares the encouragement that we can get through our tough times just like Joseph did his.

Nothing Left But the Center Stripe

Nothing Left But the Center Stripe

What do you do when all the lanes seem closed?

When there seem to be no good answers, we need to have some strategies to help us deal with life's problems.

God's Redeeming Love!

God's Redeeming Love!

We must never forget God's most consistent message to each of us!

Brian McCutchen reminds us that God's love is redeeming -- it forgives, cleanses, makes whole, and buys us back from our messes and lifts us from our burdens.

The 'How!' for hard Days

The 'How!' for hard Days

How do we get past the hardest of days?

Ann Voskamp and Joni Eareckson Tada team up to provide a beautiful and powerful reminder of the power of our words to change everything.

That's You Dad!

That's You Dad!

What a sweet dedication in a book, just wish it were my own!

Russ Lawson writes about finding a book with a special inscription for fathers, dads, that reminds us that changing the world comes at a cost and so we step up to the plate and do what a dad is supposed to do.

After the Angel Leaves

After the Angel Leaves

So how do we keep on keeping on after the angel leaves?

Phil Ware begins a 4 part series on Mary, the mother of Jesus, called Windows to Wonder, and talks about how the angel left Mary and Mary's life began to unfold with challenges and difficulties, but she maintained faith.

Joy to the World!

Joy to the World!

With the birth of Jesus, we enter a gritty world that we know is our own.

Phil Ware continues his series called When Spirit Becomes Flesh and he focuses on the grit and real world feel of the birth stories and also the joy that comes from Jesus' birth.

A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

Are you a one day a year person or an everyday person?

Sarah Stirman reminds us that we have many reasons to give thanks, even when things are tough.

Pessimism: Its Mistaken Perspective

Pessimism: Its Mistaken Perspective

What is there to gain by pessimism in any of its disguises?

Rubel Shelly deals with the seemingly unending pessimism in human ways.

Faith in the Dry Seasons

Faith in the Dry Seasons

Can faith actually grow when it feels lifeless and dry?

Rubel Shelly talks about faith during the dry cycles of life and how we can endure these dry times to follow God more vibrantly.

Playing Through Your Pain

Playing Through Your Pain

When we have to do it, it isn't a game!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to play through pain and go on to victory.

Spiritual Restoration

Spiritual Restoration

How do we re-charge our spiritual batteries?

Muriel Larson shares some things about being spiritually dry and about an experience on a ranch where a stock pond revitalizes life around the parched desert.

Quality People

Quality People

Who do you have in your life?

Bill Denton reminds us of how important quality people are to our lives as we face challenging times.

All Those Terrible Stories?

All Those Terrible Stories?

Are we listening to what we are saying?

Rubel Shelly is asked a hard question about the awful stories of the Bible and reminds the questioner that it is truthful, gritty, real life story of the human race while offer God's grace to redeem us.

The Jewel

The Jewel

What's the most precious thing you've seen?

Muriel Larson reminds of the great blessing we have from Romans 8:28

Real Rest

Real Rest

Can you really find it?

Tom Norvel reminds us of Jesus' promise to give us rest if we will come close to him and follow him and spend time with him and learn from him.

Tough Times  Toughen

Tough Times Toughen

Wow, tough times can be hard, but is there a payoff to them?

Tough times, even when they are filled with temptation can help us grow and better appreciate good times when they come.

Life is Not for Sissies

Life is Not for Sissies

What's got you in a fix?

Life isn't easy; it's not for sissies, but for people who are determined to walk with Jesus.