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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

Sometimes when we suffer through loneliness or loss, we run out of words to pray or we don’t know how to pray. If you’re there, use these prayers as a template. Go before the Lord and enter into His presence. Come share with us what happens. We would love to hear from you!

Prayers for Loneliness and Loss

LONELINESS Jesus, in Your great loneliness on the Mount of Olives, and in Your agony, You prayed to Your heavenly Father for comfort. You know that there are souls on earth who are without support and without comforters. Send them an angel to give them joy. —Anonymous Father God, You sought me and adopted me,

Are you in a crisis? Is your health failing you? Is persecution knocking at your door? Go to the Psalms and pray them to the Lord. You can find so much comfort in the laments and prayers of our ancient brothers and sisters who cried out to God in circumstances beyond their ability to handle.

The Anatomy of a Lament

  The great 4th century Church Father, Athanasius once said: “The Psalms have a unique place in the Bible because [whereas] most of Scripture speaks to us, the Psalms speak for us.”  No truer words have been spoken. When we open up the book of Psalms, we find 150 of the most compelling, captivating, and

God’s Peace: We can’t be with everyone we love; we can’t be there for those in the hospital; we can’t visit with ones we expected to see. The Lord knows and He has compassion for our pain. Let’s ask Him to fill us in the meantime.

God’s Peace for When You are Missing a Loved One

  Missing a loved one is a very lonely feeling. The only thing to really resolve the ache of loneliness is to actually see the person you’re missing. But many times, it’s not that easy. You may miss your mother who passed away last year, your daughter studying abroad, or your husband on a long

Wondering Why

My God… why? — Jesus Hospital orderlies, dressed in green, had taken Sammy down to the operating room. We’d said our goodbyes and now, somewhere in Southampton General Hospital, a surgeon was preparing to conduct his third operation of the day. There was nothing more I could do. Sammy’s life was in the hands of

The Color of Rain

I’d been lying on the kitchen floor for a while. After driving the kids to school, I faced another day alone in the house and as soon as I closed the door behind me, I literally collapsed to the floor. At some point I tried to gather myself. I needed to get to work but couldn’t quite seem to

helping kids cope with tragedy

Helping Kids Cope with Tragedy

As parents, we naturally desire to shield our children from tragedy. We turn off the TV to protect their eyes. We might even ask them to leave the room to protect innocent ears. We watch their intake carefully to protect their hearts. But as much protection and security as we attempt to provide, there comes

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