Whereas I used to begin my day reading the Bible, or at least have a time set aside for it, my daily agenda has been turned upside down, and with it, my Scripture reading. I’ve been brainstorming ways we can help each other stay accountable in reading the Bible—partaking of our Lifeline and breathing deeply of this Sustenance.
Frustration, disagreement, criticism, division, chaos—so much noise. And unfortunately, things don’t quiet when we lock our screens.
If you’re looking for calm and rest in this busy world, here are seven simple ways to invite God’s peace into your life—no matter how chaotic it might seem.
A few years ago, I started practicing these five ways to remember God’s goodness, and they have proved especially helpful in 2020 when the world as we knew it spun out of control, and made a huge difference in the way I responded to the circumstances around me.
As we begin 2021, a year with many unknown and uncertainties, I’d like to encourage you to give these five creative habits a try.
I will admit that there are times when reading Bible verses doesn’t make me feel better; when everything feels dry and I am weary.
And yet, I find that prayer is the very place for this struggle, this weariness.
Faith is the foundation for building a relationship with God. It is the confidence and hope that God is working even when you cannot see it. Faith means trusting in God’s love and kindness, that He will deliver on His promises, and lead you to what’s best for you. Faith is more than hoping for something better . . . faith is belief with conviction that God is watching over you, and with you in pain and worry. Faith in God strengthens you when you’re down, gives you hope when you’re suffering, and guidance when you’re lost. Read these articles about Christians learning to trust God more, and growing in their faith.
YMI (which stands for Why Am I?), is a platform for Christian young people all over the world to ask questions about life and discover their true purpose. We are a community with different talents but the same desire to make sense of God’s life-changing word in our everyday lives.