Posts Tagged ‘pain’

The 5 Songs You Need When Tragedy Strikes

It seems like one thing after another these days. If it’s not an earthquake or a hurricane then it’s a shooting. There is a tragedy all around us. In these moments, we cling to our faith more than ever. These things are the hard reminder that this broken world is not our home. Music can bring truth and hope to our souls when we need it most. These songs have helped us and maybe they… … Continue reading

What to Do When God Hasn’t Given You the Answers

When disaster strikes in our lives we are often left not knowing what to think. Darren from We Are Messengers shares what to do when we don’t know what to do. He has experienced plenty of storms in his own life and has realized that God is in control and we can release our need to have all the answers. … Continue reading

Four Ways to Respond When Healing Doesn’t Happen

My husband’s sister died of breast cancer when she was just thirty-six. I was pragmatic about her diagnosis at first. I was a nursing student back then, and I knew the statistics: most people do survive cancer. At first, it seemed my sister-in-law would be a survivor. The cancer was treated and wiped out. But it came back, and then it metastasized. The blow of this was long and crushing, and it seemed to come… … Continue reading

Making Diamonds: 3 Important Truths for When You Feel Crushed by Life

Hawk Nelson plays a song called, “Diamonds.” It packs more punch against the hard seasons of life than you might realize. Here are 3 super important truths to remember when the pressure is on and life gets tough: 1. Pressure produces strength. “[The song] talks about how God can use pressure, struggle, trials and stress in our life and make it into something stronger and more beautiful.” That’s what Jon Steingard, lead singer of Hawk Nelson… … Continue reading

Does God Really Have a Plan for My Struggles?

We were sitting through another doctors appointment, waiting for another test, another answer, and yet we were still in the same place. Well meaning, she said: “God has a plan for your life” I smiled…and cringed a little too. Have you heard that phrase a million times before? Have you heard it when you are in the middle of a battle that seems endless and you feel like saying, “STOP IT!” “God has a plan… … Continue reading

Does God Really Have a Plan for My Struggles?

We were sitting through another doctors appointment, waiting for another test, another answer, and yet we were still in the same place. Well meaning, she said: “God has a plan for your life” I smiled…and cringed a little too. Have you heard that phrase a million times before? Have you heard it when you are in the middle of a battle that seems endless and you feel like saying, “STOP IT!” “God has a plan… … Continue reading

Healing from Pain and Tragedy

We all have experienced painful moments in life. When tragedy strikes, the question is where do I go from here? I was talking to one of my girlfriends last night who just had her heart broken. Finding the right thing to say was difficult. There are steps to healing and Relevant magazine explains so well that God works so beautifully during the healing process.  My favorite part of the article in Relevant says that you never… … Continue reading

Wally and Jason Gray Talk About the Biggest Lie in Christianity

Everything’s ok. Except… sometimes it’s just not. A lot of times, Christians want to encourage other believers through hard times. They just want to fix the problems, point out the silver lining, and tell us it’s ok. But this isn’t always the best or most honest way to handle hard times. The phrase, “Everything’s ok” is often a lie. “I don’t think we do grieving very well. I don’t think we allow those around us… … Continue reading

E-MESS: Parents fighting

Hey Wally, I’m having an issue. My parents are in a big fight that’s been going on for months. It is just tearing me apart. Im a wreck! I cry for the silliest things. It started out that they just saw a councilor. Then the councilor thought they shouldn’t sleep together until things get better. It still wasn’t fixed. So he said to have my dad move out for a while. This is ripping me… … Continue reading