Author Archives: Lysa TerKeurst

Yesterday’s Hurts in Today’s Relationships

Yesterday’s Hurts in Today’s Relationships

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. — James 1:19 “We don’t need you there.” A simple sentence. Five words. Five syllables. However, in my brain the interpretation of this sentence was anything but simple. It unleashed a flood

I’m Scared to Pray Boldly

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. — James 5:16 Sometimes I’m scared to pray boldly. It’s not at all that I don’t believe God can do anything. I absolutely do. I’m a wild-about-Jesus girl. Wild in my willingness. Wild in my obedience. Wild in my adventures with God. So my hesitation

Overcoming Insecurities | Embraced by Lysa TerKeurst | Embraced Devotional

But, Lord, I Can’t Do That!

But, Lord, I Can’t Do That! Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” — Exodus 4:10 Insecurities. We all have them. These qualities about ourselves that make us lack

You Are Never Alone

Do you ever feel lonely? Recently, I was at an event full of people. Everyone else seemed gabby and was effortlessly making easy connections with others. I just felt out of sorts. Someone had said something to me earlier that day that hurt my feelings and knocked me off kilter. It was one of those

When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

There’s no easy way to attach the word cancer to your world and not make all who love you cry. I kept thinking about that statement everyone loves to throw out in times like these: “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” But that’s not actually in the Bible. God does say He

This Is How I Start My Day: Preparing for Adventure

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law. — Psalm 119:18 Oh, how we underestimate the power made available to us when we spend time with God. Our earthly eyes are so limited because they don’t allow us to see what is happening in the heavenly realm. A daily battle is

Unanswered Prayers

It’s easy to slip into the mentality that we somehow fell through the cracks of God’s good plans. Things are too final. The ink is too dry. The page has been turned. Their heart is too hard. Your heart is too hurt. The doctors have said impossible. The account is too bankrupt. The biological clock

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