Articles Tagged 'Struggle'

Move On!

Move On!

What time is in it in your life?

Sarah Stirman reflects on relationships, Thanksgiving and the book of Exodus and our need to move on.

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.

Bent Out of Shape

Bent Out of Shape

How bent are you?

Patrick Odum reminds us that there are all sorts of ways to be bent and only Jesus can unshackle us from our position.

Handicapped and His Glory

Handicapped and His Glory

How can a crippling situation or handicap actually be an open door for the Savior?

Sarah Stirman has reason to reflect on being crippled or handicapped and being useful to God.

Flying Solo

Flying Solo

Last Christmas my wife and I were given

Last Christmas my wife and I were given a kite. It’s one of those really large ones that requires two handles and gives you a pretty good work out.

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.

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.

Whom Shall I Fear?

Whom Shall I Fear?

What are you so worried about?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we don't have a reason to fear because God can handle what is going on in our lives and he will stand by us no matter what.

Trust His Timing

Trust His Timing

Don't you find it hard to wait?

Tom Norvell shares reflections on Ecclesiastes 3:11 and the whole issue of timing and doing things at their right time.

I Never Make Misakes

I Never Make Misakes

So how perfect are you?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we are imperfect, that we make mistakes, and that God forgives those mistakes and makes us perfect in his sight if we will try to live for him.

Peace?

Peace?

Have you found the source of peace for every season?

Tom Norvell describes Jesus as the only source of peace in any season.

Praise the Lord Anyway

Praise the Lord Anyway

How in the world can you praise the Lord at a time like this?

Mike Barres reminds us that life is full of hardship and curve balls, but we can learn to praise the Lord anyway.

The Means to Growth

The Means to Growth

Does difficulty really lead to something better?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that difficuty can be an opportunity to grow and become more of a person.

Jesus Is Everything

Jesus Is Everything

When are we going to let him into every area of our lives?

Phil Ware shares the values of his dad with his children and emphasizes to them how Jesus is everything.

Praise and Perspective

Praise and Perspective

Where do you get the perspective to praise God during tough times?

Kimberli Brackett reminds us that even in the worst of circumstances, God is at work trying to make something out of our situation and we can see if we will praise God and ask for his perspective.

Let's Go Somewhere Else

Let's Go Somewhere Else

Why would Jesus leave someone behind?

Phil Ware talks about spending time in communion with God so that we can know best how to respond to those who need compassion and yet help us keep to our mission.

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

Can you see beyond the hard times you are now facing?

Alan Smith shares a Leith Anderson story about going to the only perfect World Series game and how he saw it as a disappointment because his team lost and then Alan compares this to our sometimes not seeing the big picture of what is really happening when

Feeding the Monster

Feeding the Monster

Are you feeding this monster?

The leader of the Girls Gone Wild empire and smut king is facing charges and problems, but the real problem is the sexual addiction that pornography causes in the lives of men and women.

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?

I Got God!

I Got God!

Who do you have in your journey through life?

Tammy is brought to a deeper realization of just how important God's faithfulness is to her through her journey through life with her son's cancer.

The Jesus Filter

The Jesus Filter

How do you process things these days?

Russ reminds us that we are to have the mind of Christ, our Jesus filter, through which we process the things in our lives and the way we look at people around us.

Downer Jr. High

Downer Jr. High

What good can come out of this downer?

Ron reminds of how hard change and new things are by talking about a move to a new school at a critical time. But, unless we risk and make changes, we will never find the life God longs to bring to us.

More than a Resolution to Jog

More than a Resolution to Jog

Are you ready to push toward the finish?

Philippians 3:12-16 and Philippians 1:6

What Do You Expect?

What Do You Expect?

How in the world are we supposed to know what God expects of us?

How do we know what God expects of us or what it takes to please him? By listening to what he tells us to do in Micah 6:8.

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.