Where is God in Rejection?

The sting of rejection can leave scars on your confidence. If you’re anything like me, you over-analyze every detail of a rejection, scavenging for clues as to what you did wrong. But rejection doesn’t always point to our mistakes.  God uses rejection for many different purposes. When Something Isn’t Right   As Christians we constantly …

How to Find God’s Plan When You Feel Lost

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Do you ever feel like you’re wandering through your days in search of God’s plan? I can attest to many times in my life when I had no idea where God was calling me. I’ve spent many hours praying and talking with friends about this “perfect plan” and how to find it.  But the more …

New Devotion Series: Find Meaning in Your Life

Life tends to throw us a whirlwind of surprises.  We work hard to build our careers and our families and yet, sometimes, we are left with the nudge of dissatisfaction.  Have you ever wondered what the point is?  How do you find meaning in a fast paced, self-focused world? The book of Ecclesiastes has much …

Finding Purpose in Waiting

Sometimes life goes exactly how you want it to – pieces falling into all of the right places at all of the right times.  And sometimes it doesn’t. So how do we find our purpose in times when the answers aren’t clear?  How do we find fulfillment even in the seasons of waiting? People run …

Fighting That Lonely, Homesick Feeling

You arrive at your new apartment or dorm room and excitement overwhelms you.  Your parents rush about, filling the room with the trunks and boxes of your belongings.  You unpack a few essentials, they take a picture.  And then they leave.  You find the way to your bed or your couch and sit in the …

How to Rejoice in Suffering

Photo Credit: godserv via Compfight ccIn the middle of suffering, the last thing we want to do is rejoice.  We are overcome with pain and heartache.  So why does God call us to do this?  And how in the world are we to rejoice in our most difficult times? God’s Call to Rejoice Romans 5:3-5: …

Finding Peace in the Valley

Photo Credit: Oliver Vogler via Compfight ccOne of my biggest struggles in times of trial has been to remain in God’s peace in the middle of my suffering.  Why is it that in times of difficulty, our peace seems to slip right through our fingers?  When our struggles surround us, they smother our assurance of …