Author Archives: Lysa TerKeurst

Courageous Yes – Confident No

Courageous Yes – Confident No

My husband was out of town recently when a box was delivered to my doorstep. It was rather large. Not the size of a dresser but definitely larger than the typical package. And it was heavy – too heavy for me to manage alone. The UPS man graciously brought it inside since it looked like it

When God Hurts My Feelings

I don’t know another way to say this, so I’ll just shoot straight. Sometimes God hurts my feelings. Now, hear me out. I don’t mean this in an irreverent way. I very much know my place, and I very much have a holy reverence for God. But tiptoeing around my gut reactions and pretending to be just fine-fine-fine with

What If Jesus Walked Into Your Church?

For years I sang in the worship band at church. On my scheduled weeks, as we approached the staring time, I stood on stage waiting. Soon the lights dimmed, signaling the band to begin. The swell of music filled the room, and by the second song, the only lights shining were on us. The room

Is My Pain Talking?

We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. — 2 Corinthians 10:5 Thought for the Day: Our Lord doesn’t whisper shameful condemnations. Have you ever been in a situation where something little felt really big? Maybe a look from someone that suddenly makes you feel they don’t like you at all. Or when someone doesn’t return

Walking in the Flow

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’” — 2 Chronicles 20:15 Thought for the Day: Seeking to obey God in the midst

Self Control: I Could Never Give Up That!

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23a Thought for the Day: By God’s power, we are empowered. Humanly speaking, this is impossible. But with God, everything is possible. Self-control is hard. We don’t like to deny ourselves. We don’t think it’s necessary. We make excuses and declare,

Because I Am Loved

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. – 1 Peter 5:6 Thought for the Day: Doing something in order to be loved is a trap, but doing something because I am loved is incredibly freeing. My friend Kathrine Lee once said to me, “The first time I lost weight, I did

Satisfy Your Cravings Without Guilt

How many times have you wished and hoped and prayed that maybe, just maybe, this time your efforts to eat healthier and lose weight would finally work? I’ve wished and hoped and prayed many times and I know how hard it is. I know what it’s like to try all the latest and greatest fad

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