Author Archives: Craig Groeschel

Divine Direction: Stay — Finish Strong

Divine Direction: Stay — Finish Strong

One day you’re going to come to a fork in the road. And this new direction may look like the perfect route to take. But no matter how appealing it is, God may lead you to stay the course instead. Maybe you’re in college right now. You’ve been thinking, I’m not going to make it.

When You Believe in God But Still Worry All the Time

Worry Is not Your Friend Worry (or not trusting God) has been a significant issue in my life. Although I believe in God, I’ve trusted more in my own abilities than I have in his faithfulness. For Christian Atheists, our worry proves we don’t trust in God as we claim to. We think, I know

Take time to thank God

You Don’t Have to Understand God

When we don’t understand something about God, some people are tempted to discredit him completely. My friend Andy Stanley said, “You don’t have to understand everything to believe in something.” In John 9, Jesus met a man who was born blind and forced to beg just to get by. Jesus’ disciples wanted to know whose

As Long As You Both Shall Live

As I reflect over my past, my mistakes, my sins, I have to admit that I’m completely undeserving to have a good, God-honoring marriage. (Amy would tell you the same thing about herself.) Before I was a Christian, I cheated on every girlfriend I ever had — every single one. Amy is the only girl

#Struggles: Our Battle with Idolatry

Idolatry is worshiping anything that ought to be used, or using anything that ought to be worshiped. ~ Augustine Years ago I was talking to a guy who was bragging about his wealth and detailing all the many ways God had blessed him. The guy had built a successful business that he was quite proud

#Struggles: Recovering Contentment

The Struggle with Comparisons All day long we are bombarded with messages that seek to persuade us of two things: that we are (or ought to be) discontented and that contentment is only one step away: “use me, buy me, eat me, wear me, try me, drive me, put me in your hair. — John

#Struggles: Our Battle with Discontentment

Read: Philippians 4:11-13 Colossians 3:15-17 1 Timothy 6:6-7 Psalms 100:1-5 Some sociologists point to technology and social media as significant factors in our constant unhappiness. We are the first people in the history of the world who can peek inside the lives of others in real time. We carry tiny media powerhouses in our pockets

#Struggles: Our Battle with Technology

Read: Luke 10:27 Matthew 6:19-21 Galatians 1:2 Most everyone seems to agree that life is getting busier, crazier, and more frantic with each passing day. We’re bombarded by more information than we know how to process — news, ads, commercials, blogs, tweets, music, pics, and more ads. Crazier still is that we have more devices,

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