Don’t Give Up On God

Don't Give Up on God Blog by Kyle Idleman

Don’t Give Up On God Life gets hard. You pray, but God doesn’t seem to answer. You are disappointed, and over time, disappointment becomes disillusionment. Disillusionment turns to despair, and you feel like giving up. Honestly, you feel like giving up on God. It happens to all of us. We have expectations; then God doesn’t meet them. Recently, I went … Read More

Don’t Give Up On Your Marriage

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As a pastor, I have many conversations with people where the bottom-line message they need to hear is, “Don’t give up.” Different people need to hear that reminder in different ways, but I want to encourage you specifically: Don’t give up on your marriage. I want to tell those of you who have been divorced that Jesus loves you and … Read More

Don’t Give Up During the Hard Times

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Think about a critical conversation that you’ve had. Maybe it’s one of the most important conversations you’ve ever experienced. Like a coach sharing a strategy and imploring his team to give their all during a game. Or it could simply be two world leaders trying to negotiate peace. I’d like to cast my vote for what I think has to … Read More

What is a Victim Mentality and How Can You Overcome It?

What is a Victim Mentality?

What is Victim Mentality and How Do You Overcome It? On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer reached the summit of Mount Everest. Seven years later he climbed the Carstensz Pyramid in Papa New Guinea. That day, he also completed the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent. Only 150 people have accomplished such an incredible feat. I forgot to … Read More

How to Keep Going When Your Mountain Won’t Move

How to Keep Going When Your Mountain Won't Move

How do you maintain a faith that gives you the confidence to keep believing, even when you face overwhelming or impossible circumstances? It can be tempting to give up when life gets challenging. Defining Faith In my new book, Don’t Give Up, I take an in-depth look at Hebrews 11, also called God’s Faith Hall of Fame. When you study … Read More

How To Respond When Your Family Doesn’t Get Along

How To Respond When Your Family Doesn't Get Along

Nobody has ever grown up in a perfect family. Sometimes I listen to the stories of families in conflict and I can’t help but wonder, “How did things get like this?” I’ve realized that sometimes the person telling me the story is just as baffled as I am. How Did Things Get Like This? For instance, a young couple sits … Read More

When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Cutting It As a Mother

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Mother’s Day is upon us, and for most of us, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the strengths and blessings of motherhood and a mother’s love. But if we can be honest, Mother’s Day is not a day of celebration for everyone. For many, it triggers the painful reality that you can’t pick up the phone to say, “I love … Read More

Is Everyone A Child Of God?

Is Everyone A Child Of God?

Is Everyone A Child Of God? It’s a paradoxical question because it’s true in one sense yet false in another. It’s true that God is our father by virtue of the fact he is our creator. It’s false in the sense that our sin separates us from him. Our sin puts us in a place where we’re not God’s children; … Read More

Why Do Christians Call God ‘Father’?

God calls himself our “Father.” That makes some of us smile. But not all of us. I’m acutely aware that when you think of the word father, you may not be thinking of going out in the backyard and playing catch. You’re also probably not thinking of someone who took you out for root beer floats on a warm summer … Read More

God’s Ultimate Victory Over Your Worst Circumstances

By Kyle Idleman Have you ever felt defeated by your circumstances? What is it that transforms defeat into the ultimate victory? I’ve got to be honest. As a pastor, my job is to help people understand their fundamental need for God. We are unable to navigate through this life on our own. So I help people recognize their need to … Read More