trusting god in painful places

Trusting God in Painful Places

(First published in 2016.)   Are you trusting God? If you had asked me last week if I was trusting God in painful places, I probably would have said, “Yes” without much hesitation. I mean God has taken me through some lengthy trust-testing trials that have demanded a lot of me and my family. No doubt about it. But recently, God challenged that …

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Find Your Way Back to God’s Path

Have you ever gotten lost in your faith journey and struggled to find your way back to God’s path? When I gave my life to God in my twenties, I never imagined I’d get lost. Now when I say “gave my life to God,” I mean gave it. As far as I was concerned, He called the shots and laid out the agenda. …

Hope for Depressed Hearts, Part 4: Deeper Intimacy with God

In my final post in the Hope for Depressed Hearts series, discover 2 causes of depression and how God can use them as tools for heart healing and deeper intimacy with God.   What does your response to the challenges you face reveal about you?   My pastor shook his head, his brow furrowed in concentration as he listened. “What about you?” …

Hope for Depressed Hearts, Part 3: Community

My first post in the Hope for Depressed Hearts series told the story of how I got stuck in depression and promised to show you a way out of your own. The second post, Hope for Depressed Hearts, Part 2: Prayer details the first major mistake that sucked me into depression. In this post, we will focus on the second mistake that trapped …

Hope for Depressed Hearts Part 2: Prayer

Hope for Depressed Hearts Part 2: Prayer

In my first post, Hope for Depressed Hearts I told the story of how I got sucked into depression and promised to show you a way out of your own. In the next couple of posts, we will focus on how I got stuck and depressed and ways you can avoid it.   My first mistake I hung up the …

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Hope for Depressed Hearts

What would it take to shatter your faith? To drive your emotional, mental, and spiritual life into a pit of depression?   Last year, I almost found out. After a suffocating season in the hope-sucking Upside Down, the Spirit presses me to share the story of God’s love, my failure, and the unflickering faithfulness of a God who can be …