Concealed; buried beneath the mask people have grown accustomed to, is a world you've struggled to hide. In your world, crying means weakness. Letting someone in is too risky. There's no telling if they'd stay or if they'd leave like everyone before them. You've learned to numb the pain. No one notices the effort you put … Continue reading When the Pain of Rejection Takes Over
The sun slowly disappears. Your pain, your mistakes, and your worries come rushing in. The night has begun. Whispers find their way to your mind, telling you no one's here. No one cares. No one understands. Where is God when you need Him most? You can't help but wonder if He's still here. "Save me, … Continue reading Finding Hope When God Feels Far Away
Photo credit goes out to my friend, Jacob Hollen. Check out his Unsplash page here! "It clutches tightly to my mind. Though I run and try to escape, I go nowhere. Everything in me waits for what will happen next. Peace is right in front of me, but my hands only graze it. My heart … Continue reading Trusting God in the Midst of Fear
Raindrops hit the ground as they're swept aside by the windshield wipers. To the left, a young man gently plays his guitar, the case open for anyone who cares to drop in some change. On the right, a little girl and her mom rush to their car, packages and colored bags in hand. The city … Continue reading Don’t Miss Your Opportunities
It's the end of yet another day gone wrong. You've been sidetracked and stressed. You feel you've failed. A whirl of anxiety enters your mind. Will your life ever get better? Why does it seem like everyone's against you? Will fear rule forever? Let's face it. A lot of us have struggled with some form of anxiety … Continue reading 5 Ways to Replace Your Anxiety With God’s Peace
There was absolutely nothing to be afraid of. All I had to do was stand upfront for a few minutes. Normally, I would've just gotten a few butterflies in the stomach. Not this time. This was different. What had started as a bit of uneasiness became a swirling cup of fear. My head was light. My … Continue reading If I Have Anxiety, Does it Mean I Don’t Trust God Enough?
Faith without works is worthless. This is the kind of faith many find themselves trapped in. It’s a trap that seems safe and comfortable on the outside, but ends up robbing us of real joy in Christ. In fact, about a year ago, I had my own experience that taught me what faith really is. … Continue reading Is Your Faith Dead or Alive?
It was a hot summer day sometime in July; the perfect time to go to the beach and my family had planned to meet some friends for a picnic at the lake. As we prepared to go out for the afternoon, we made sure everything needed was packed and water bottles were filled. However, some … Continue reading How to Get From Worry to Trust
Summer's finally here and what a great time to freshen up on God's promises! Whether you're young or not-so-young, you've probably found it hard to trust God at one time or another. You have questions. Questions like... "If God cares, why did he put me through so much heartache?" "Is God really hearing my prayers?" … Continue reading 5 Promises to Increase Your Trust in God This Summer