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Out of the Cave: Even Prophets Get Depressed

Out of the Cave: Even Prophets Get Depressed

  After getting all fired up, it was almost inevitable that Elijah would cave in. Depression often comes on the heels of a spiritual and emotional high. Welcome No matter how strong your faith may be, you likely experience times when frantic thoughts keep you awake at night. Times when your emotions overwhelm you and

Being Joy-Full

In Your presence is fullness of joy. — Psalm 16:11 NASB “I need a leaf blower. But for people.” I chuckled when I saw that line on a tea towel — and I think Warren Wiersbe might have laughed too. “People” represent one of four joy stealers the Bible scholar identifies in his commentary on

Praying against Self-Harm and Suicide

The Lord has chosen you to be His treasured possession. — Deuteronomy 14:2 I first heard about the practice of cutting when our oldest daughter was in middle school. We lived in southern California at the time, and a couple of girls in her grade had been seen with razor marks on their arms. My

Imagine What Heaven Will Be Like: 5 Activities to Teach Kids about Heaven

Plus, key Bible verses to teach kids about Heaven I love it when people tell a story about a place I’ve already visited. I’m able to picture the details, the landscape, and the architecture as though I’m there. I’ve never been to Heaven, so it’s difficult to picture exactly what it’s like — much less

Joy: True Happiness

I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. — John 15:11 Remember Eeyore and Tigger in the Winnie-the Pooh-books? For Eeyore, no matter what amazing circumstance came his way, doom and gloom remained the focus. For Tigger, bouncing through life without a care

Divine Interference

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Defiant Joy – the newest book from Stasi Eldredge. Today’s reading is all about recognizing where you ache and letting Jesus intervene in your life so you can hold on to joy. Listen below or

Defiant Joy with Candace Payne

You’re Invited to the Defiant Joy Online Bible Study

You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life. As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending, and I know true JOY and contentment. — Psalm 16:11 We’re in need of some joy, aren’t we? We need to smile, chuckle, and laugh until our sides ache. What’s that saying? — laughter is the

Draw Close to Me

Sometimes My Sovereign hand — My control over your life — places you in humbling circumstances. You feel held down, held back, and powerless to change things. You long to break free and feel in control of your life once again. Although this is an uncomfortable position, it is actually a good place to be.

The Reason for My Hope

God’s Plan: Redemption Eventually we all find ourselves staring into the face of truth. The Bible says that man’s soul is “full of troubles” (Psalm 88:3), filled with bitterness, grief, pain, and guilt. Adam and Eve paid a price for their disobedience. They were driven out of the Paradise of God, His very presence, into

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