Fighting Discouragement and Doubt

I'm about ready to give up. Yep, there I said it. It's been this nagging feeling at the back of my mind all year, but honestly, I've been too afraid to voice it. Not trying to complain here, but in more than one area of my life I've been facing massive discouragement. I'm discouraged at … Continue reading Fighting Discouragement and Doubt

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In Craving Community

Lately, people around me have been craving community. We need more community, they say. More encouragement. This seems to be a strong felt need right now. And I would agree: community, a sense of belonging, deep relationships, and mutual encouragement are all very important aspects of life - and they're biblical. In pursuit of this … Continue reading In Craving Community

Why Unmet Desires are Good

Unmet desires (and the associated pain) force us into a place of deep surrender and humility before God. They remind us that our true hope is in Jesus and how he supplies all our needs in every moment. The growth and likeness of Christ that come when we learn how to surrender and to humble ourselves before God and others. That's growth God desires in us every day to make us more like him.