Friend, do you find it difficult to trust God and stand firm in faith? When our lives don’t develop as we hoped for, when our prayers go unanswered, when a tragedy strikes, then it is especially challenging to continue putting our faith in God. But at the same time, it is crucial to choose to trust Him so we can stand, persevere, and move forward.
It’s a time of transition. I sit on the floor among piles of open boxes trying to envisage how to master the unknown way of leaving my life as I knew it and crossing into a new life in another country alone.
Do you have these days when you wonder how to have the courage to go forward? I woke up on such a day with one wish – I wanted to go back to sleep, to avoid the painful reality of my new unwanted life as a widow.
Have you had a situation in which you chose to be satisfied with the less? When did you choose to stop and settle just one step before the breakthrough, or the solution or the right door to open?
Friend, do you wonder if it is possible to have joy in a season of suffering? What kind of joy this could be and how can we cultivate such unconditional joy?
Do you know what are the Biblical ways to stop coveting? Do you find yourself often in a situation when you compare with somebody else and before you even notice, you start coveting?
Do you struggle with bitterness and resentment in your relationships? We are all hurt people. And we also hurt people. It is especially difficult when we are hurt or betrayed by the closest people: parents, marriage partners, closest friends.
How can we cultivate joy in life’s discouraging seasons? Discouraging seasons take all shapes and forms: stress on the home-front or job-front, relationship struggles, health scares, global pandemics, grief, and so much more. Learn how to cultivate joy with these powerful tips by my writer friend Stacey Pardoe.
Let me tell you a little story about staying in the game called life. “I will not play this game anymore!” It was unusual to hear this from the mouth of my eleven-years old nephew. He loved this online game and was playing it for months. Concerned, I asked what happened.
Are we keeping the faith in times of crisis? How can we build up our faith and be prepared when the crisis hits?