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

I Lost My Husband, Is God Still Good?

Is God Still Good?

Death is something everyone experiences in their lives. The pain and sorrow that death brings are never easy to cope with. We are shaken when someone we know passes away, and this is only amplified when we are close to the person. How can we trust that God is still good even when he takes away the person we are … 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

3 Reasons We Get a New Beginning As a Child of God

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By Kyle Idleman When my daughter Morgan was little I used to tell her, “If I could line up all the little girls in the world, I would choose you.” As she grew up I would always pray with her before bed. When Morgan was seven, she started praying every night, “God, if I could line up all the dads … Read More

FOLLOWING JESUS WHEN YOU WOULD RATHER DO IT YOURSELF

By Kyle Idleman   DO IT YOURSELF CULTURE We are living in a DIY culture. DIY, as you probably know, stands for Do It Yourself. We see our DIY orientation most with the self-help movement. Countless speakers and authors seek to convince us that, “I’m ok!” and “You’re ok!” and “I’m the answer to my problems!” and “You can be … Read More