How to Cry Out to God

How to Cry Out to God

July 15 Matthew 14:29-30 The phone rings, and you answer. A sullen voice informs you of a tragedy. Your heart is so heavy that you feel as though you could die. What do you do? Bad news, danger, and pain all cause us to look for help. As believers, we dwell with the...
Developing Faith through Adversity

Developing Faith through Adversity

July 14 2 Corinthians 11:23-30 It doesn’t seem fair, does it? Paul spent his life serving Christ, and yet he experienced continual suffering. Why would God let one of His most faithful servants go through so much pain? This isn’t just a question about...
Peace, Joy, and Contentment

Peace, Joy, and Contentment

July 13 Nehemiah 2:1-8 Discouragement can rob peace, joy, and contentment. But I have great news if you feel disheartened: You’re not stuck! I’ve known people who appeared to be in an impossible situation. A few years later, however, they were in a terrific place,...
The Source of Our Adversity

The Source of Our Adversity

July 11/12 Isaiah 45:5-10 When we experience hardships, we usually wonder why God allows these painful situations to come our way. It just doesn’t seem to fit with His role as our loving heavenly Father. We struggle to reconcile our suffering with His love for...
Breaking Down the Faith Barrier

Breaking Down the Faith Barrier

July 10 Exodus 4:1-13 A faith barrier is made up of attitudes that short-circuit our trust and prevent us from obeying the Lord’s will. A negative self-image can hinder us in this way, as can ignorance of God’s character and promises. Three other attitudes...