Yes, God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

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I looked over at One-Ear, who was lying nearby, knocked out by the local anesthesia.  Hot, salty tears began to form in my eyes and run down my cheeks, as the reality of saying goodbye to my loyal little companion of 19 years hit home. Not this too, Lord. Walking home afterward with my cat’s empty carrier in my limp hand was like trying to wade through fast-setting concrete. The trials and mental anguish l had endured in the previous 12 months—depressive episodes, burnout, and agoraphobia—weighed me down until l felt like l couldn’t take another step.

How Can I Trust God When Life Is So Uncertain?

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This time last week, I was boarding a last-minute flight home to the UK from Austria, moments after the Austrian government had announced a national lockdown in response to the global spread of the coronavirus. Stepping aboard a plane full of anxious passengers and cagey crewmembers was an unsettling flying experience I won’t soon forget.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Reading the Bible

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The King James has been swapped for a more contemporary Bible version, a commentary has been summoned along with a nice journal, with hopes of capturing every revelation or verse that speaks to us. But yet, the diary remains empty, and quiet time soon becomes a chore.  “Why even read the Bible?” we begin to wonder. 

Lifelines When It Feels Like God’s Against You

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I army-crawled through my own questions not long ago, amidst a cancer scare for my son. And I’d say that truthfully, more than events that alienate me from God, my thoughts are what often enslave me, threatening to tear me from the rigorous discipline of trusting what is true.

I Forgot I Was Friends with Jesus

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I didn’t realize until I was in my third year of college that I had forgotten about the friendship I could have with Jesus. I had become so calloused to the tender side of His relationship with me that it often felt more like I was His spiritual employee, rather than someone He delights in.

3 Misconceptions About Spiritual Growth

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Ever find yourself feeling stuck when it comes to growing in your faith? You’re seeking God in His Word and through prayer, you’re not hiding any secret sin . . . but it doesn’t seem to be working?

Is God Ghosting Me?

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Does God ever go silent? It’s a reasonable question. My first reaction to it is an emphatic, “Yes!” God's direction was so clear when He led me to finish the degree, that I was sure once I was done, He’d show me what’s next. But as of yet, nothing. Crickets.

Why Won't God Give Me What I Want?

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I want that marriage. I want that vacation. I want that . . . Fill in your want. I wanted the full-time job. But the more I prayed about it, the more I knew that it wasn’t going to happen just quite yet.

The Biggest Threat to Your Spiritual Growth is You

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I have found the biggest threat to my spiritual growth to be me, trying to work out the challenges I face by my own flesh. I have wasted much time trying to find answers on websites instead of God’s Word.