Our Tongues (and Fingers) of Fire
What Words Reveal About Us
Dec 16, 2021
Some wear their hearts on their sleeve — but we all wear our hearts in our words. If you want to know the condition of your own heart, listen carefully to what you say.
He Is, He Was, He Will Be
Adoring the Alpha and Omega
Dec 24, 2021
Who is this baby born in Bethlehem? He is Alpha and Omega. He is the beginning and the end. He is the great I Am.
A Father’s Good Pleasure
Jan 5, 2022
A father has the distinct and rare gift of giving good gifts to his children because God loves to give good gifts to his.
Parable of an Unhealthy Soul
Why ‘Faith’ Dies Without Action
Jan 16, 2022
If the continual and costly effort of holiness feels like the enemy of our faith in Jesus, then it may not be Jesus we’re following.
When God Interrupts Our Productivity
Jan 27, 2022
Distractions take us away from more important work. Interruptions can be fresh callings from God. How do we tell the difference?
The Light We Need to See
How Christ Dispels Spiritual Darkness
Feb 6, 2022
The Light of the World shows us the way we should go, reveals what’s true about our spiritual surroundings, and gives us spiritual life.
What Does ‘Deconstruction’ Even Mean?
Feb 15, 2022
What some voices today mean by “deconstruction” is not what the word has meant — and it’s not what it means for all. So what does it mean?
What Does a Faith Crisis Feel Like?
Feb 25, 2022
For some Christians, common doubts build up over time to produce a serious faith crisis. How can we care for those who feel lost in the storm?
Will I Trust God?
Simple Prayer in a Desperate Moment
Mar 3, 2022
The power of a man who believed, in the face of the humanly impossible, has had a ripple effect that will touch every soul in heaven. Will you, like him, trust God?
The Strange Sounds of Praise
A Sufferer’s Introduction to the Psalms
Mar 14, 2022
Why do we love the psalms? In part because we know, deep down, that real worship sometimes means weeping.
Some Kindness Stings
Why Love Uses Hard Words
Mar 25, 2022
The most loving people do not delight in wounding others, but they are willing to, for the sake of real healing. They know that soft words can sometimes be cruel, and hard words kind.
The Joy of God in Us
Why the Spirit Produces Happiness
Apr 1, 2022
Why is the Holy Spirit so often connected to joy in Scripture? Because he is the Joy at the center of reality.
Behold the Man Upon the Cross
Apr 15, 2022
Why do Christians call this Friday, of all Fridays, good? Because we would have no good apart from the horrors of the cross.
When My Mother Became Annie’s Mom
A Tribute to a Woman’s Great Love
May 8, 2022
“A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” For Mother’s Day, Jon Bloom obeys this verse and honors his mother’s beautiful love for the least of these.
How to Watch for Wolves
Three Signs of False Teachers
May 31, 2022
False teachers may look like sheep, talk like sheep, and even act like sheep for a time. But eventually, they will show themselves to be the wolves they are.
Your Darkness Is Not Dark to Him
Jun 8, 2022
The hardest part of many trials is how far away God can feel. But he’s not far at all, and if we trust him, he will, in time, flood our dark nights with light.
Some Answered Prayers Hurt
The Hidden and Faithful Love of God
Jun 16, 2022
If God’s answer to your prayers hurts, don’t assume he doesn’t love you. Assume his love is working something good you cannot now see.
‘In Faithfulness You Have Afflicted Me’
Jun 29, 2022
In his faithfulness, God promises not only that he will deliver us from affliction, but that we will do something good through the affliction.
Why Is Christian Unity So Hard?
Jul 6, 2022
Unity is often harder in our relationships and churches because we assume it should be easy.
How We Become and Stay One
Jul 17, 2022
As Christians, we can build unity, protect unity, and maintain unity because Christ has already made us one.
What Does Disunity Say?
Three Common Types of Division
Aug 17, 2022
Not all divisions are created equal in the church. Some arise from the flesh. Some enter through differences in maturity. Others are necessary to distinguish the false from the real.
Escape from Every Temptation
Sep 8, 2022
How does Jesus help us in temptation? He gives us all his promises. He delivers us from the fear of death. He always intercedes for us.
My Flesh Is True Food
The Meaning of an Offensive Image
Sep 19, 2022
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” Few words of Jesus have been more misunderstood and misapplied.
Give Me More of God
Why Spiritual Intimacy Can Feel Elusive
Oct 2, 2022
The path to intimacy with God can sound so simple, yet those who follow this path often find intimacy with God more elusive than they expected.
in Your Inbox
A digest from Desiring God