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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

Whether you’re unsure if your loved one is actually depressed or terrified to leave them alone, here are 3 things your friend needs from you right now.

To the Depressed Christian

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

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?

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

Struggling to understand 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.”

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 Encounters With God Involve Such Deep Pain?

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

How to Handle Reverse Culture Shock

Experiencing culture shock after traveling to a developing area can be difficult. Here are 8 questions to ask yourself as you transition home.

Anxiety: Why I Can't Give You Simple Help

This article is a reflection on my experience as someone who continues to battle with anxiety, as well as a celebration for one college student who has overcome it.

Controlling Anger

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

5 Practical Things to Do Instead of Worrying

Apart from anxiety disorders, worry is a matter of not trusting God and trusting more in our own abilities to fix our circumstances. 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 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 new Star Wars release, a die hard fan reflects on why this story tugs on our hearts.

The worst way to counsel a friend

The first time I went to a counselor, she told me I was a sinner. That was the worst thing she could have said.

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