Author Archives: Lysa TerKeurst

Uninvited: The Gifts of Rejection

Uninvited: The Gifts of Rejection

Anything that infuses us with humility is good. Even if it feels a bit like humiliation in the moment, the workings of humility within are a gift. The tweaking of us by God in the quiet is the saving of us in public. The only difference between humility and humiliation is that one chose to

3 Things to Remember When It’s Hard to Forgive || Lysa TerKeurst

3 Things to Remember When It’s Hard to Forgive

Have you ever struggled to choose forgiveness over bitterness in the midst of feeling rejected, abandoned, or hurt? Maybe you’re there right now as you prepare to spend time with friends and family over the holidays. Deep hurts from loved ones can feel so very raw and unresolved in the midst of a season that’s

If Only We Knew: Embraced by Lysa TerKeurst

If Only We Knew: Embraced

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Embraced, the new devotional from Lysa TerKeurst. Listen on the blog below or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill and then prompting, “Alexa, ask devotionals to read today’s devotion.” If Only We Knew

Gentleness Is In Me | Lysa TerKeurst | Unglued

Gentleness Is In Me

Gentleness Is In Me Let your gentleness be evident to all. — Philippians 4:5 Thought for the Day: The more I rejoice, the more I keep things in perspective. The more I keep things in perspective, the gentler I become. Lately, I’ve had this Bible verse chasing me around: “Let your gentleness be evident to

Unglued – Bible Study of the Week

What do we often do with our raw emotions? We stuff, we explode, or react somewhere in between. Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Lysa TerKeurst’s answer is yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa shows you how. Filled with gut-honest examples and Biblical

Frustrated with God

But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Matthew 6:33 Thought for the Day: God’s goal isn’t for us to be skinny. God’s goal is for us to be healthy — spiritually and physically. If God is so big and mighty and able,

When Christmas Feels Chaotic

We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. – Psalm 39:6 Last Christmas, I was rushing about, frustrated. Every year I say I’m going to get better about scaling back so I can really keep my focus where it needs

Humility: To Love God Is to Cooperate with His Grace

There is a woman named Abigail in 1 Samuel 25 who had to decide between grace and bitterness. Abigail was a woman well acquainted with hardship, negative people, rejection, and things not turning out as I’m sure she wished they would. But somehow she remained steady. And her steadiness proved to have a profound impact

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