While there often are practical ways to show compassion to someone in a trial, the best thing we can say or do is remind someone of what God has done for us in the gospel.
Motherhood is hard. While being a mom is a desirable and godly calling, sometimes patience wears thin and hearts race. If you're struggling today, read and be encouraged.
In trials, we fight our enemy's lies with biblical truth. One way I've learned to do this is to create a truth and lie chart, and you may download and share this beautiful PDF example adapted from God Is Still Good.
It's launch day for God Is Still Good! To celebrate, here's a free 5-day devotional adapted from the book. Visit the resource page for more freebies.
"God Is Still Good: Gospel Hope and Comfort for the Unexpected Sorrows of Motherhood" releases this week.
With our older sons now teenagers, my husband and I are keenly aware their days living under our roof are numbered. As we prepare to launch them out of the relative safety of our home, we’ve been considering how we can best prepare them to live for Christ in uncertain times.
Joy isn’t pretending to be happy. It involves digging down to a well even deeper than happiness, one that genuinely refreshes and restores.
There’s a reason James unashamedly tells us to count it all joy when we encounter trials. He knows that when true faith survives their refining heat, the fruit is sweeter than the cost is painful. Here are eight ways trials help produce steadfastness.