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Emotions of Grief

Editor's note: Grief that comes with loss is overwhelming. Emotions are so heavy, we can stagger beneath the weight. Scripture becomes even more precious during bereavement because we remember that ...

Persisting in Prayer

An Execution and a Rescue Acts 12 tells the incredible story of Peter’s supernatural deliverance from prison. He gets thrown into jail for his faith in Jesus, has a public ...

When God Is Silent

Prayer Desolation I stood under the dim streetlamp, staring at my phone. Flight canceled. Not rescheduled. Canceled. I stuttered my excuses to a disinterested Lyft driver, closed the backseat door, ...

Raising Voices Together: Unified Prayer

Powerful prayers are unified. Why? Because God longs for His people to come together in prayer: If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray ...

Prayers of Thanksgiving

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me trustworthy, appointing me to His service. — 1 Timothy 1:12 NIV We give You thanks, ...

Grow in Your Faith This Year

There is a sign by a grocery store that reads, "It's Thankful Season". It's a great sentiment, but for believers gratitude for God's goodness isn't bound to leaf-peeping season. We're ...

Come to Me

Editor’s note: Dr. Irene Kraegel is a clinical psychologist who teaches mindfulness at Calvin University. Her new devotional A Mindful Moment is perfect for teenage and young 20’s girls and ...

You're Invited to The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study

Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. — Matthew 6:8 Have you ever felt that Heaven has shut the door on you? Have you ever thought, God ...

Pleading with Confidence

Is faith a gift that some people have been given and others have not? No, faith is a choice. There’s an old story, a favorite of mine, about a veteran ...

God Is Holding Your Hand

Breathe Deep and Know: You can give the worries you’re holding to the One who holds you in His hands. He is there to help you. Have you ever been ...

Storm

/ˈstȯrm/ noun a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning The rain came down, the streams rose, and the ...

Grief Recovery Tool Kit

During a crisis, it is important to have the proper tools and equipment at your disposal. For the next few weeks, you will be introduced to several “tools” that will ...

How to Stay in Love with God

A few years ago, we sat with a younger couple over dessert — listening to their lives, learning them. Fifteen years and six kids separated us (they had none). Our ...

God No

Sometimes God says no. Let’s look at two examples. The first is silly and the other quite serious. In the movie Bruce Almighty, Jim Carrey plays the title character, Bruce, ...

Step 1: Consult Your Friend Jesus

If my life proves anything, it’s that we often approach the Lord with our minds already made up. In those instances, we’re actually not engaging Jesus at all; we’re asking ...

Books on Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. — Philippians 4:6 Ask, seek, knock. (Matthew 7:7) There are ...

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