Resources by Topic: Hope & Encouragement

A Spacious Place

It was in the wake of an adoption gone wrong that I first found it. I dug into the Scriptures looking for hope while my world seemed to spin uncontrollably. …

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A True Woman Confession

Nancy Leigh DeMoss kicks off the 2012 True Woman theme, Seeking Him Together, with a transparent confession about what can distract her from seeking the Lord. …

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Dear Grumpy Church Ladies

Hey, you. Yes, you. I mean no disrespect. You are, after all, my sisters in Christ. But I'm just going to say it . . . Those frowns are not becoming. …

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Faith Markers

When my husband and I were hiking a few years ago, we started out on a clearly marked mountain trail. But the further we went, the fewer trail markers we saw. …

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Fighting a Funk

The medical term for it is seasonal affective disorder. I call it a plain ole funk and it happens to me every year about this time. …

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God Is at Work in the Ugly

God knows I have many, many questions. I long for Him. I want to follow Him. But, if I am honest, I also want life to be stable, predictable, and easy. …

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God-Sized Desires

God isn't opposed to desire or pleasure. He created us with a huge capacity for both. For most of us, the problem with our desires is that they are too small. Too ordinary. Too halfhearted. …

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High Expectations

My husband announced he was planning a surprise for my birthday...Nothing could prepare me for how I felt when we pulled into the parking lot of Cracker Barrel! …

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How Weakness Won a War

Is there something in your life that feels insurmountable? Do you feel abandoned and alone? Take heart, and pay extra close attention to how weakness won a war. …

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Inspired By the Crowd

It humbles me -- when I consider these men and women who smiled at a death that held no power over them and who longed for the Messiah from afar. …

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me, Me, ME

Just exactly how much ME time do I need before it becomes selfish and self-indulgent? …

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Nothing Left to Give

Do you push yourself harder and harder until you become so spiritually, emotionally, and physically exhausted that you feel like you have nothing left to give? …

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Only A Little Strength

It’s not that I’m surprised by my “little strength and ability.” In fact, daily those truths flash like a neon sign in my mind. What’s surprising is that the Lord doesn’t see them as hindrances. …

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Overwhelmed

We can all feel overwhelmed by our circumstances. Even when the things we are facing are good things, we can get anxious. …

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Pay Me in Praise, Please!

I'd rather be paid in praise over a paycheck any day. Can you relate, or am I the only high-maintenance girl who loves to have her work noticed and applauded? …

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Serious About Change

You took the dare to change. You were sure about it. You were excited about it. Then you left the crowd and went home to a house that felt big, quiet, and empty. …

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The Elijah Syndrome

Do you feel like the entire world has forgotten you while you toil away for the Lord? That nobody cares, not even God? …

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The Song in My Head

I enjoy music, but sometimes I just forget to incorporate it into my day. It's like I need to write a note on my calendar each day that says, "Play music!" …

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When FOMO Attacks

Do you have FOMO? Learn about this new term coined for our ever-connected digital age and what to do about it. …

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When Waiting Isn't Easy

Waiting means trusting God with the parts of our lives that are in a season He has ordained to remain "not yet." But we're impatient, aren't we? …

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Why Shepherds?

Perhaps you feel you have nothing to offer. Take heart, you serve One who seeks those who know they are needy. …

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You're On His Mind

It’s nice to be remembered. A card on a special day, a look from a knowing friend. What does this personal attention from the God of the universe mean? …

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Known But to God

When God is the only One who sees your sacrifices, your hard work, your faithfulness, is that enough for you? …

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Message 9: Truth About Circumstances

We no longer live in a Genesis 2 world—a perfect, sinless paradise. So how do we handle the difficult circumstances we experience in this broken world?

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth We no longer live in a Genesis 2 world—a perfect, sinless paradise. So how do we handle the difficult circumstances we experience in this broken world?  Continue Reading