Doubt and disillusionment are the last of all reasons to abandon your faith. If you weather them with God—and with others—you discover the unexpected gratitude Charles Spurgeon wrote about.
In hopes of encouraging you on your own journey, below are five big life lessons that were seared into my brain thanks to the trial and blessing that was high school.
You can imagine the Lord speaking your name, saying “I love you so much.” Instinctively, you reply, “Thank you, Lord.” The conversation has begun.
Often when God chooses us to do something great, our initial response is to resist.
By Charles R. Swindoll, excerpted from What If . . .
Idolatry isn’t just wrong—it fails miserably in bringing the lasting happiness it promises.
Excerpted from Soul Care: Prayers, Scriptures, and Spiritual Practices for When You Need Hope the Most by Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D
Worry weighs a person down;
an encouraging word cheers a person up.
Every act, every decision, every thought will move you either a little closer to being that kind of person [you want to become]—or push you a little further away.
God invites us to stand courageously facing the future, acknowledging the truth—then open our hands and hearts and dreams to him . . . and release.
Turning your Bible reading from an “every now and then” activity into a daily practice doesn’t usually happen overnight.