The Joy We Know Only in Suffering
Oct 18, 2018
God will look magnificent in the desert of our suffering when our joy in him rises while everything around us crumbles.
When God Does Not Draw Near
Oct 10, 2018
If we seek God’s help in our trials, no one and nothing will be able to harm us. If we run elsewhere, no one and nothing will be able to save us.
Do You Refuse to Be Blessed?
Sep 25, 2018
If we knew Christ more each day, we would still never get to the bottom of him, even after a hundred thousand years with him in heaven.
God Parted the Seas for You
Sep 23, 2018
God parted the seas, calmed the waves, and drowned your enemies. Feel the dry ground under your feet.
I Will Meditate on You in the Morning
Sep 19, 2018
What is Christian meditation? Where we bring God’s word to our hearts, and our hearts to God.
Six Prayers for the Half-Hearted
Sep 13, 2018
If you have felt half-hearted in your pursuit of God, here are six prayers that will help you seek him with all of you again.
God Wants You to Ask Again
Aug 29, 2018
Just when you’re ready to give up on that most painful of prayers, God wants you to catch a glimpse of himself and begin to ask again.
Be Content with What You Have
Aug 22, 2018
Contentment is not simply about settling for what we have, but about trusting in what God has said.
Even When the Worst Happens
Aug 19, 2018
Christ will never be truly sweet to us while we’re alive here on earth unless we believe that life will get better with him after we die.
Ask Someone Older Than You
Aug 15, 2018
Satan wants you to make your next major decision all by yourself. If you want to choose wisely, lean on God and ask someone older than you.
What Do You Feed Your Eyes?
Aug 8, 2018
Our eyes are not neutral. They influence and even drive our hearts. Where they wander, the heart quickly follows, and often falls.
Three Good Reasons You’re Not Happy
Aug 1, 2018
Every temporary good — and they are all temporary here on earth — is an appetizer for the eternal. The partial was meant to prepare us for something perfect.
The Morning Before a Sexual Fall
How the Battle for Purity Is Lost
Jul 25, 2018
Delight yourself in the words of God, and he will deliver you from the sweet, smooth, and lethal words of sexual temptation.
The Good Father of the Spiritually Fatherless
Jul 18, 2018
Sons and daughters without a godly or loving human father are not lost for love, because God loves to father the fatherless.
The War for Inner Peace
How Desperation Fuels Contentment
Jun 27, 2018
The paradox of true inner peace is that, for now, the contentment is mingled with desperation.
Fill Our Hearts Till They Break
Jun 20, 2018
If anxiety threatens to stifle your joy in God or undermine your confidence in him, lift your eyes up from your problems and look closer at all that he has made.
God Is Not Afraid of the Dark
Jun 17, 2018
God is not afraid of the darkness in this world, and he is not afraid of the darkness in you.
When God Withholds Something Good
Jun 6, 2018
Do you want something from God more than you want God himself? He might give you what you want, and withhold himself.
He Will Carry You Through the Fire
May 30, 2018
Our God does everything he promises, in every circumstance, at all times. When life gets hard, he is wooing us to lean harder on him.
God, I Want to See More
May 20, 2018
God is not done showing us himself when we first believe the gospel. There will always be new aspects to know and love about him, if we have eyes to see.
Is My Reformed Theology Sick?
The Best Test of Spiritual Integrity
May 9, 2018
If studying the Bible and theology means we pray less, we may be reading and learning and knowing, but not with our hearts.
The Wall Between You and God’s Will
Apr 25, 2018
If we want to see the heights of God’s will for us, we need to begin to think less highly of ourselves.
How to Almost Follow Jesus
Apr 12, 2018
Followers of Jesus are not clinging to the loves we had before we met him, but submitting every other love to our new first and greatest love.
What James Earl Ray Meant for Evil
Apr 4, 2018
Fifty years ago today: What James Earl Ray meant for evil — and it indeed was evil at every conceivable level — God has worked for good.