Devotions

When Complete Surrender Leads You to Unexpected Places

November 13, 2017

Inside: Complete surrender takes us to unexpected places. The question is would I go–do I go–everywhere God asks me to go? How tender God is to help us trust Him. Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Scripture passage: 2 Kings 2:1-14, portions of which are printed for you below We sat in the small meeting room, coffee drinks sustaining… read more »

How to Overcome Wallowing in Two Not-So-Easy Steps

November 6, 2017

Inside: Do you find yourself wallowing over everyday annoyances, burdensome responsibilities, or unfulfilled dreams? Two steps you can take to overcome wallowing and surrender to God. Photo by Sunset Girl on Unsplash Scripture passage: 1 Kings 19: 14-21, printed for you below. “Do you know what wallow means?” the 11-year-old asked me. It felt like a pop… read more »

What Is God Doing? How to Find Hope When All Seems Lost

October 30, 2017

Inside: You know those moments in life when you feel like all hope is lost? They may be massively difficult circumstances or minor bumps that mess with your day. What is God doing? Two surprising things God might be doing that could turn your day and your life around. Photo by Nghia Le on Unsplash I am bursting at… read more »

The Most Effective Way to Hear from God

October 24, 2017

Inside: “I wish God would just tell me what to do!” It’s a familiar complaint. But have you gone through days that are so packed full that even if God spoke to you, you wouldn’t hear it or know it was from Him? What should we do if we really want to hear from God? Photo… read more »

What Does God Think When You Want to Give Up?

October 16, 2017

Inside: Where is God when you want to give up? The spiral might start with self-doubt or fear, and pretty soon we have sunk so low that we wonder if we can recover. Worse yet, we worry about what God thinks: Does He care? Is He judging us? Discover the life-changing truth about what God thinks… read more »

Persistent Prayer: 3 Things You Need to Know

October 9, 2017

Inside: Persistent prayer doesn’t always lead to immediate answers. So why keep praying? Discover 3 reasons to not give up. (Plus: A free printable with a prayer of surrender!) Photo by Ben White on Unsplash Earlier this year, our household was hit with a crisis of immense proportions. Hearts sank. Stomachs knotted. Breath caught in our throats. How could… read more »

What Happens When You Surrender Yourself to God?

October 2, 2017

Inside: To surrender yourself to God, letting him take the reigns of your heart and your actions, is one of the hardest things in the world. Today’s account takes me places I equally long to go and find fearful. Let’s find the path together. Includes a free printable with a prayer of surrender. Photo by Ben… read more »

When You Need to Know that God Takes Care of Us

September 25, 2017

Inside: Calamities strike and tragedies befall us. How to gain a glass-half-full perspective so you can see that God takes care of us even if you are going through a terribly difficult season right now. Includes a free printable of a prayer of surrender! Photo courtesy of Steven Van Loy/Unsplash I had made a big… read more »

Is Fear Stopping You from Total Surrender to God?

September 18, 2017

Inside: Fear of stepping outside of our circumstances can stop us from total surrender to God. What to do when fear strikes and you don’t know how to surrender. Includes a free printable, including a half-page version! “If God tells you to do something, He has already got it done,” Charles Stanley said in a… read more »

How to Get Better at Surrendering to God’s Will

September 11, 2017

Inside: One of the hardest things in the Christian life is surrendering to God’s will. We have expectations of how things should turn out and what our role will be in the solution, when instead God is looking for simple acts of ordinary obedience. There is hope: We really can get better at surrendering to… read more »

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