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Uncomfortable Bible Verses

What to Do with Uncomfortable Bible Verses in the Psalms

The scene in my life is familiar. Something weighs on my heart: a fear, a temptation, or a thought-battle. Seeking comfort, I naturally go to the Psalms. I want to be on the path that is straight and narrow; Psalm 5 is my pick for prayer against temptation today. This […]
God is good

God Is Good, So Fight the Lies

A sneaking suspicion lingers in my heart. It never ceases to lie to me: “God isn’t good,” it says. “Wouldn’t you be healthy if he was?” It often masks itself in other lies: “What did you do to cause this pain?” “You must not have learned your lesson yet.” “Why […]
fear the future

What to Do When You Fear the Future

Have you ever felt like you don’t know what to do next? Like you’re at a crossroad? You feel stuck, like you’re paralyzed, insecure and unsure of your next step. Do you ever fear the future because you have no idea what you’re supposed to do? I have, and the feeling […]
kids suffering

Three Ways to Help Your Kids Through Suffering

Trials and suffering can be anywhere from stretching to downright devastating. But most people would agree that as painful as it is to endure suffering ourselves, it’s even more painful to watch our children suffer. Whether it’s a bully at school, a friend who hurts their feelings, the loss of […]
shame

Three Ways God Deals with Your Shame

I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself. (Genesis 3:10) Moments after God spoke his good creation into being, Adam spoke to God the first declaration of shame. Fear, embarrassment at being exposed, hiding. Moments later, accusing […]
Bible resources

Key Connections (January 11, 2017)

7 Ways Smartphones Can Enhance Your Spiritual Life (Joe Carter, The Gospel Coalition) Christians must therefore think critically about how smartphones affect us…Yet in watching out for the pitfalls of technology we should not overlook the ways that smartphones can be useful for spiritual formation. We Read the Bible Together…You Can, […]