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Hope for the Lonely Soul

We were created to belong, experience wholeness, flourish in hope and find a life-changing community. Our hearts desire these aspects of life because it’s how we are wired.

The Healthiest Way to Face Disappointment

We all experience seasons of profound disappointment in life, and cliches from well-meaning people about praying more or reading more Scripture aren’t really that helpful.

Why Do I Feel Like God Is Being Hard on Me?

"Perhaps we expect punishment from God, either because we see Him as a harsh master, or see ourselves as dead wood, deserving to be thrown away and burned."

3 Ways to Care for Your Depressed Friend

If you’re unsure if your loved one is actually depressed or if you’re terrified to leave them alone, here are three things they need from you right now.

To the Depressed Christian

As a Christian, depression tempted me to distrust God. I was desperately seeking the deliverance He seemed to withhold from me.

Depression: Finding Hope in Your Time of Need

A licensed mental health professional offers her opinions on depression, when antidepressants are a necessary and healthy treatment and what other methods or treatments may be helpful.

Depression & Anxiety: It’s All in Your Head

Learn how to find hope in the midst of depression and anxiety.

How to Trust God in Painful Circumstances

Wondering where God is during your struggle? Pause and consider what He’s able to do with your pain.

My One Regret at My Father's Funeral

“I wanted my father to shape up, stop drinking and be nice. Then I would love him.”

Why Do Encounters With God Involve Such Deep Pain?

Most life-changing encounters with God usually involve deep emotional, physical or psychological pain.

Anxiety: Why I Can’t Give You Simple Help

This article is a reflection on the experience of an ongoing battle with anxiety and a celebration of one college student who has overcome it.

When God Is Silent, What Do You Do?

Do you ever feel like God is silent as you wait on Him? But what if, instead of you waiting on God, He is waiting on you? Learn how to respond to God in these uncertain times.

Controlling Anger

If you feel like anger gets the best of you, there's hope.

4 Practical Things to Do Instead of Worrying

We cross the line into worry when we start to dwell on the things we can't control. So how do we stop? And how do we prevent it?

Overcoming Fear Factors

As believers, how can we move from fear to courageous action?

Unlocking the Struggle of Pride

Locking his keys in his car and meeting a man in need reveal one man’s deeper struggle with pride.

How to Be Thankful in All Circumstances

How one woman learned to thank God in the midst of disappointment.

When You Feel Like Joy Is Out of Reach

"I grew up thinking I had to be a certain way or get to a certain point for someone to love me. At the beginning of my senior year at a retreat for Cru, I learned God loves me exactly the way I am."

When God Seems Distant

How to pray when you’re struggling with whether God is trustworthy.

Are You at Rest?

Have you noticed that there are different types of rest? There is physical rest and the rest that comes to your soul.

Is God a Time-Waster?

The Bible tells us over and over again to “wait patiently.” What do you do when it feels like God is moving too slowly?

How Star Wars Resonates With the Gospel

With the release of the new Star Wars film, a die-hard fan reflects on why this story tugs on our hearts.

The Worst Way to Counsel a Friend

If a friend or someone you know is hurting or feels hopeless, learn how to walk alongside them with compassion, gentleness and comforting truth.

How to Handle Reverse Culture Shock

Experiencing culture shock after traveling to a developing area can be difficult. Here are eight questions to ask yourself as you transition home.

Posting After Paris? Social Media Is a Risky Pulpit

How do you respond wisely to what others are saying in the digital town square, especially when it touches a nerve?

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