The book of Job illustrates how we can relate to God when we suffer.
No amount of hand-wringing or plotting on my part is going to bring about a repentant heart.
“I began to tell Him what he already knew: I can’t do it. I can’t make sure everybody likes me. I can’t stop eating sugar. I can’t focus in my time with Him.”
The depression was gone, but I was surprised to find that the brokenness remained. My wound had been healed, and I was still broken.
Elliott juxtaposes the stories of Peter and Judas, as well as shares some of his personal story, to demonstrate the different ways we can respond to spiritual failure.
I went through a period where I was struggling with feelings of anxiety and guilt about my performance as a Christian. Then God showed me I was looking at myself and my flaws in the wrong way.
Discussing race in America can be uncomfortable. But as is the case with many important issues, becoming uncomfortable is the only way to make positive change. Only when people leave the comfort of ignorance and choose to enter into the messiness can we work together to bring about positive change.
When we hold hatred in our hearts for other ethnic groups or when we refuse to love or when we think of ourselves as more valuable than other people groups, we rebel against God’s best intentions for us. This divides us and turns us against one another. Yet we are not without hope.
There’s no perfect recipe to listening and lamenting — no three-step plan to change your own heart. But there are steps you can take to open yourself up to the voices of others and prepare yourself for the changes that God wants to work in you.
As you experience emotional fatigue from conversations around race, cultural competency and racial reconciliation, embracing God is not only necessary, but it offers renewal and the benefit of a new mindset.
Click on a quote that best describes your thoughts and feelings about racism to learn more about God’s heart for you right where you’re at.
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