Articles Tagged 'Trial'

A Thanksgiving Conversation

A Thanksgiving Conversation

What would a frank conversation between us and God about thankfulness look like?

Tom Norvell shares an imaginary but important conversation between himself and God.

He Entered Your World

He Entered Your World

God drew near to us in Jesus, so why would we not come to him with our challenges, troubles, and trials?

Max Lucado reminds us that Jesus longs for us to draw near to him in our times of troubles, problems, challenges, pain, and trials.

Finding Contagious Joy

Finding Contagious Joy

How can we move from contingent joy through courageous joy to contagious joy?

Max Lucado reminds us that contagious joy is rooted in courageous joy and not contingent joy, and our courageous joy is rooted in Jesus and faith in what God did through Jesus.

Reason to Smile

Reason to Smile

What such a dour and serious face?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that being dour doesn't help any of us make disciples or friends.

Losing Your Footing?

Losing Your Footing?

What do you do when you lose your grip?

Rubel Shelly reminds of where to go in our troubling times.

Hope in the Wilderness

Hope in the Wilderness

How do we live in the interim?

Mark Frost of http://www.interimministrypartners.com shares part 1 of a 4 part series on the interim season by comparing it to the journey through the wilderness.

Hate Crime or Love Offering?

Hate Crime or Love Offering?

So what, or who, really put Jesus on the cross?

Phil Ware writes on this day after Palm Sunday about Jesus' ultimate destination in Jerusalem, with the triumphal entry, the conflict with the leaders, and his betrayal, death, and resurrection.

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

What do you really know about prayer?

Rubel Shelly helps us think about the mystery of prayer.

It's His Problem to Solve

It's His Problem to Solve

So how do we obey these hard commands to not worry?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that trust in God to act is not passive, but an active life that does what is required, trusting that our difficulties and challenges are problems for God to solve.

Check Your Assumptions

Check Your Assumptions

Why trust in a God we cannot see and seems to never do us any miracles?

Ron Rose deals with a person who has had very difficult times and feels that prayer is not acted upon by God even if he hears them and that miracles are for times gone by.

It is Well

It is Well

When all seems lost what sustains you?

Phillip Morrison reminds us where the beautiful and moving song, "When Peace Like a River" came from -- the tragedy of Horatio Spafford and a shipwreck.

Making God Look Good, Regardless

Making God Look Good, Regardless

What, even in bad times make God look good!

Ron Rose, the faith coach, tells of his own and another time of great trial when he and another decided to live for God despite the hurt.

Unnecessary Chapters in Life?

Unnecessary Chapters in Life?

Why do we go through these hard and apparently unnecessary times?

Max Lucado reminds us that the troubles of this present life are preparing us for something far greater.

The Ring of Authenticity

The Ring of Authenticity

Can you tell if the imperfections have been cleansed?

Rubel Shelly visits a kiln that fires ceramics and helps us think through the importance of purifying our imperfections.

The Home Stretch

The Home Stretch

Make that last effort to make it home!

Tom Norvell reminds us that we will all have difficult points in our journey, but let's finish strong, especially when we find ourselves in the home stretch.

Riding Out Life's Tsunamis

Riding Out Life's Tsunamis

Do we have the courage to face the waves head on?

Rubel Shelly shares insight into one survivor of the tsunami and how his courage has opened the door for the people of his island to survive.

Transition out of Darkness

Transition out of Darkness

Are you helping transition those you love out of darkness?

Phil Ware continues his series of light on the dark side of the mountain and reminds us of Samuel, the great transitional leader of God.

Windshield or Bug?

Windshield or Bug?

Some days, I find that I'm a little of both!

Larry Davies talks about a morning of tranquility shattered by an unexpected event with his son and then realizes that some days you are the windshield and some days you are the bug!

True Peace

True Peace

Do you have the God who is there through everything?

Bill Sherrill talks about God, who is there through all the tough and also gentle moments of our lives!

Beauty in Black and White

Beauty in Black and White

Can you see the beauty here?

Pat Mingarelli shares more of his great photography, this time focusing on black and white images and reminding us that sometimes God meets us in the most stark of places.

Tested Tough

Tested Tough

Why intentionally face hard opponents?

Phil Ware shares insight on the challenges of trials and sufferings and also on the desire and passion to have God's character produced in our lives through perseverance in times that are hard and facing opponents that are challenging.

Eyes for the Unknown

Eyes for the Unknown

What's there to fear except the fear of being afraid?

Ron Rose challenges us to look beyond our fear and find help in God.

God Knows

God Knows

When we need him most, God is close to us

Jesus has assured us that he is close to us in our most trying times

Ain't Nothin' New?

Ain't Nothin' New?

Will things ever change for me?

Phil Ware reminds that God still has the whole world in his hands and he can get us out of our ruts and break through the barriers that hold us captive to boredom and sameness.

Why God Permits Pain

Why God Permits Pain

I thought if I followed Jesus, He would take care of me?

Rubel Shelly discusses both the problem and the purpose of pain in the believer's life.