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 Find God in Your Most Desperate Moments

How to Find God in Your Most Desperate Moments

The Bible is full of stories about people who experienced brokenness while being challenged at their very core. The Christian life is certainly not free from hardship and suffering. On the contrary, life in Christ is full of all the demands that the rest of the world faces, and all of the challenges and trials of spiritual and church life. … Read More

Find the Courage to Keep Going When you Want to Quit

This past summer, I signed up a 50-mile bike race. I hadn’t been cycling long, and this was going to be the longest ride I had ever done. I prepared well. I did months of training and stretching, I practiced each stage of the route, and most importantly, I became an expert in carb loading. (Donuts!) About halfway through the … Read More

6 Things God Wants To Tell You In The Middle Of Your Pain

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Do you know what it’s like when someone you love is in pain? You desperately want to help, but there’s nothing you can do. If you’re a parent, you already know what it’s like. Your kid might be in pain from falling off a wagon, a broken heart, an unexpected breakup, the flu, or the homesickness of your college freshman. … Read More

How to Find Strength When You Want to Give Up

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Think about critical conversations. Maybe it’s one of the most important conversations that you’ve ever experienced. Or a coach at halftime during a game, sharing strategy and imploring the team to give their all. 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 be one … 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

Remaining Faithful When God Doesn’t Rescue You

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Have you ever needed God to rescue you from a difficult or painful situation? It’s hard to trust God when things keep going wrong in life, especially when you feel beat down and powerless to change your circumstances. Whether it’s your health, relationships, finances or some other situation, God wants you to have faith in his promises when things seem … Read More