discouragement

When Christmas Hurts

Christmas time is here! For me, Christmas is a beautiful time of year to refocus and worship the King of Kings. It does not for one second mean that this time is without turmoil, conflict, frustration and sadness. It’s interesting to me that throughout the Bible, God comes for those who are weak, unqualified and…

Love Wins, by Scott

Overnight my world had changed, I woke up with nerve pain in my hands, arms, feet and legs, it was burning and stinging all over; just the day before I was fine. Soon, I had fatigue, dizziness, headaches, muscle weakness and my tendons became loose and painful. Each day was worse than the next, I…

Drawing Near

There has been an echo in my heart for the last few weeks, a repeating of a cry when I feel stuck, hopeless or discouraged. The answer has not been an analysis of the situation or even an improvement of circumstances. Instead, God’s voice says “Draw near.” When the day starts hard and just goes…

Whatever Today Brings

Whatever today brings. Whether it be the same old thing again or a new chapter you never wanted to begin. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. If you are looking at the same battle you’ve fought a thousand times in a thousand ways with no energy left to fight. Or if you are…

When You Feel Stuck

When you feel stuck–like nothing is changing, and your work produces no noticeable harvest. When the prayers seem to go unanswered, and the tears of frustration fall. When all around seems to be moving, but you have no traction or hope. Remember this. You are not stuck. You are not stagnant. God is working even…