What do people do when it seems God is not acting according to their expectations? Validation, assurance, relief, significance, and more — are gifts from God.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the only way to have a friend is to be one. The depth of your character is best gauged by the depth of your friendships.
During adolescence, you become attracted to the opposite sex. If you want to know more about that person, you have to ask. If you want to just be around that person because it feels good, you have to do more than just walk alongside. At some point, you need to begin a conversation with that person.
Perhaps you have forgotten who you really are. Maybe you’ve never known. What causes a negative image of yourself? Your life story holds some valuable clues to solving the mystery.
Though worry may feel like a familiar friend that helps you prepare for the worst, your time and energy can be better spent focusing on what you want, not what you don’t.
By sharing our sufferings, we arrive at a place of comfort. Because of the incomprehensible nature of this interaction between comfort and suffering, I know it is the work of God.
Though you may not recognize how or why you are weathering life’s storms, take the time to grow as you go.
God the giver of all good things gave us eternal spiritual intimacy with Him through the life, death and resurrection of His only son, Jesus Christ.
You can choose to hold on to the good or the bad, giving you the power to release anger and instead embrace optimism, hope and joy.