Articles Tagged 'Burden'

Anger Lives in Sorrow's House

Anger Lives in Sorrow's House

Underneath our grief lurks the monster of anger waiting to tear into us.

Max Lucado reminds us that sorrow can open the door for anger to overwhelm us because we cannot figure out why bad things happened, but we hold onto the reality that God is good.

Deep Roots

Deep Roots

What kind of legacy are we leaving for those around us?

Teresa Bell Kindred reminds us of the importance of growing deep roots of faith by the waters of God's grace.

Losing the Hidden Weight in 2014

Losing the Hidden Weight in 2014

What are you carrying around unnecessarily in your hidden weight?

Ron Rose shares with us about weight problems, not pounds, but hidden weight with regret, worries, burdens, resentments, failures, and those kinds of things that we need to leave behind after we have handed them over to Jesus.

Moving beyond the Ashes

Moving beyond the Ashes

How do you restore the joy to life and ministry again?

Phil Ware talks about burn out and how God restored Elijah to ministry and freshness after his great victory on Mt. Carmel and his collapse in the desert.

Lose It for Good!

Lose It for Good!

Why do we keep putting it back on our backs?

Beyond weight loss, why do we keep picking up old burdens and carrying them, Ron Rose reminds us to set aside the past burdens and come to Jesus.

Sharing Someone's Load

Sharing Someone's Load

I wonder if they ever got the shoe box back?

Rubel Shelly tells a funny story about a sad situation and reminds us to help each other carry our burdens.

All Who Are Weary

All Who Are Weary

Is there any place to get some rest?

Tom Norvell prays for the weary and the heavy burdened and tired, based on Jesus' promise to give us rest.

So Who Are You Afraid Of?

So Who Are You Afraid Of?

How do you deal with the fear>

Tom Norvell describes fear and fear of the Lord using Psalm 112.

The Comma Makes All the Difference

The Comma Makes All the Difference

How do you punctuate your life and walk with God?

Ron Rose talks about where we find our significance and comfort in life, God or false substitutes.

Lessons from a Hummingbird

Lessons from a Hummingbird

Ever feel trapped and can't find the plain way out of trouble?

Alan Smith's encounter with a hummingbird in his garage reminds him of how we often get trapped by life and won't let God help us find the way of escape.

Lay Your Burden Down

Lay Your Burden Down

How long are you going to keep carrying all that luggage?

Alan Smith tells a story about a man who disappeared who was very, very tired and needed to lay down his burdens; and we've got to trust we can can lay down ours at the feet of Jesus.

It's Not For Everyone

It's Not For Everyone

Maybe the gospel isn't for all

Jesus invited those who are tired to come to Him. If you are satisfied with the way things are, Jesus' message isn't for you.

How Beautiful

How Beautiful

How beautiful are your hands?

Sarah Stirman reminds us that when we use our hands to serve the Lord, we are seen as beautiful and he gives us strength to serve him.

Who Can Be Still?

Who Can Be Still?

Do you have a place or a time when you can really be still?

Trying to find time to be still and wait for God feels awfully impossible in our busy world today, so why not cry out to God in the struggles and noise you face today?

Cutting Loose the Dead Weight

Cutting Loose the Dead Weight

Why do we hang on to it when it weighs us down?

Light a stuck anchor prevents a boat from advancing or moving, so we often get stuck in our pasts and can't go forward until we get rid of the dead weight that weighs us down and holds us back.

Useful

Useful

Do you sometimes feel useless?

No matter what others say or do to make you feel useless, Jesus loves you and has demonstrated again and again that you are useful to him!

The Added Burden

The Added Burden

Is your faith lifting burdens or adding to them?

Religion often addes burdens to people's backs, but Jesus came and relieved burdens.

Sharing Burdens

Sharing Burdens

Do you know them enough to help?

So often we don't know each well enough to even know the burdens we all carry, but we must step in and help by listening more carefully to those around us.

Burden, Vision, and Passion

Burden, Vision, and Passion

What are you living for this next year?

We must live our burden, passion, and vision if we are to honor God.