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 …

Love: What Does It Look Like in Action? – Part 1

On my best day, I love others in a way that I know Jesus would.  But on my worst day, my attitude is one that leaves me feeling embarrassed.  Loving others when your reserves are empty proves to be both difficult and exhausting. So what do you do with verses like 1 Corinthians 13?  Love …

Welcome to Courage. Hope. Love.

Courage. Courage calls upon us when we face trials, fears or pains that we need to overcome.   God instructs His children not to fear, to stand firm and to be courageous.   Courage often isn’t in the roaring winds, but most of the time we find courage in the quiet moments where we decide to take …