Category: Trials

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary Heart

Rest is vital to our health. God embedded rest in the instruction manual for humans. He designed sleep to give our bodies restoration. During sleep even our brains detox. At creation, God initiated the 7th day as a Sabbath knowing...Read More

Heartaches, Broken People, Ruined Lives: Are our lives marred forever, or can God redeem them?

We all have a "white picket-fence" ideal of our lives: stability, prosperity, and healthy relationships. Like me, you probably expected to achieve your ideal life by walking with God and following His ways. What happens when tragedy strikes, and nothing but...Read More

Can You See the Face of Your Enemy?

Have you ever felt like someone was out to get you? Sometimes we have a face. Sometimes it's just a spiritual battle. Was it a childhood bully, a competitive co-worker, an ex-friend or spouse who tormented you? It's terrifying when the...Read More
We are in wait training, spiritual discipline

Wait Training: Building Muscles of Faith by Prayer and Fasting

A major shift happened in my prayer life on the first day of school a few years ago, and I began wait training. I was anxious after dropping my kids off as I headed to a stressful meeting. My oldest...Read More
God's faithfulness in our past requires present trust.

God’s Past Faithfulness Demands our Present Trust

...Thus far the Lord has helped us. These words in 1 Samuel 7:12, stopped me in my tracks the other day. I feel desperate and fearful about the future. My constant plea is God, help me! I'm afraid He won't...Read More