Category Archives: discouraged

Weakness is the way

Does God allow us to stay with the idea that we are strong? Continue reading

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Remedy for a heavy heart

A heavy heart finds comfort and relief when we turn to the worship of praise. We have a great example of this from the disciple whom Jesus loved. Continue reading

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We have no power

Make a courageous admission: Some of us need to turn to God and confess, Continue reading

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When we feel vulnerable and weak

How to face the vulnerability of living, suffering, and dying in a finite, fragile and fallen world. Continue reading

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When life feels difficult

I’ve often asked God for green pastures and still waters. God has been faithful to provide times of rest and refreshment.  Continue reading

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5 purposes of pain (by C. S. Lewis)

Can you think of other purposes? Continue reading

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What is God doing in my life?

You may have thought that life with God would solve everything. Why are you facing new challenges and still battling old ones? Continue reading

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A denier called back to duty

Jesus Reinstates Peter!
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Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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Conversation with my medical doctor

How adequately can a diagnosis be made in such a short amount of time? And how often do we misdiagnose normal sadness as disordered sadness?
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