If you’re feeling discouraged instead of letting your circumstances feed your fear, focus on the Lord and trust, pray, and praise. Your circumstances may not change but through this process you will.
Do you find prayer difficult? We know that our heavenly Father will respond to our prayers with power and grace. But attempting to express our soul's deepest longings to the God of the universe sometimes leaves us silent.
Jesus knew His followers would struggle as they attempted to talk with God. So, in the Lord's Prayer, Jesus gave us an illustration of how to pray. Rather than reciting His words verbatim, we can learn from Jesus' model. His prayer included: worship, thanksgiving, a declaration of faith, confession of sin, and petition. Our Lord's example can help us put into words what our hearts long to say to God.
Do you need a boost in your prayer life? Then you will love these resources on prayer. They will help you deepen your own communion with the Lord. Remember—the God of the universe loves you, and His ear is inclined in your direction!
When something unfair happens ask God to take charge. Ask Him for the grace to stay calm, to control your emotions, and to be Lord over the situation.
In these uncertain times the world is looking for authenticity. When we show love to one another we’re taking a step in helping a needy and hostile world.
There is nothing too big and nothing too small for God. For some reason, as we age, we forget there’s nothing God doesn’t care about in our lives.
There’s joy in liberation. Instead of looking for direction give yourself permission to think independently, with God as your guide.
A sermon will not meet our needs—we need someone to hear, someone to feel the blows in our life, someone to help us cushion the heavy weight when it drops down on us. We need to assimilate into the body of Christ.
No matter how old we are we never seem to master the art of waiting. The key to waiting well is learning patience. We’re never too old for that.
You are important to God, never doubt it. During tough times it’s easy to forget God is with you and knows exactly where you are. Whatever difficulty you’re experiencing, trust God. He is a present help in trouble.
We’ve all experienced times when our prayers for healing go unanswered. But no matter what, God is in control. He heals according to His perfect timing and plan.
What’s your priority in life? An image? A name? A job? Once you’ve given your priorities to the Lord, who knows, He may pour them back on you. Or He may keep them at a safe distance and every once in a while let you enjoy a few. But they’ll all be added to you from His hand rather than from your own.