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Where Is God in the Darkness?

Where Is God in the Darkness?

That Safe Darkness You have wrapped yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through. — Lamentations 3:44 “I call, I cling, I want — and there is no One to answer… Where I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven — there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like

Humility Matters When We Pray

Prayer that storms the gates of Heaven doesn’t have to be fancy or long or filled with Bible verses. In fact, I almost wonder if it needs words at all. It really is a heart’s cry, isn’t it? And one wrapped in complete humility. Recently, I spoke at a Christian gathering that was multigenerational, multiracial,

In Between Despair and Joy

So far as we know, there has only been one day in the last two thousand years when literally not one person in the world believed Jesus was alive. On Saturday morning after Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples wake after not having slept for two days. The city that was screaming for blood the day before is quiet. Crowds

Jesus Can Handle Your Doubt

Thomas’ Doubt I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all Your works and consider what Your hands have done. I spread out my hands to You; I thirst for You like a parched land. Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let

Pray for Greater Love

One of the most productive things we can do to pursue a life beyond amazing is to read Paul’s prayers for the churches he was involved with. He didn’t pray for greater attendance, bigger offerings, or even more people becoming Christians. When we examine his prayers, we discover something far more challenging. For instance, to

Flaming Torches and Living Promises

Doubt. He’s a nosy neighbor. He’s an unwanted visitor. He’s an obnoxious guest. Just when you were all prepared for a weekend of relaxation… just when you pulled off your work clothes and climbed into your Bermuda shorts… just when you unfolded the lawn chair and sat down with a magazine and a glass of

Prayers for When You Feel Overwhelmed

Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. — Psalm 61:1–2 Father in heaven, You are the God of King David and my God too. You reign forever

We Don’t Have Enough… But God Provides for us

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:19 Maybe you’ve had an initial “but God” experience, but now find yourself doubting His ability to love you, to provide for you, to rescue you, to intervene for you. You feel like you never

Unstoppable: We Are at War

We are in a spiritual battle. The enemy does not want us to fulfill our destiny. * When you say yes to God and join His cause, overnight you may go from running with the wind to running against the wind and not even know how or when the wind changed. Knowing that we have

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