Category  |  Personal Crisis

Let’s tackle the question “Where is God when I hurt?”

With so much pain and brokenness in the world, have you ever felt like God is indifferent to suffering? Like He knows where we’re hurting, but still remains distant? More from our study in Job.

Job’s place in Scripture, and the lessons we can learn from this story of faith

Compared to the uplifting or encouraging books of the Bible, the book of Job seems to stand out like a sore thumb.

Let's discover the purpose behind trials of faith, and conclude our series in James chapter 1

God doesn’t allow us to go through trials and temptations just to see us squirm. There’s a reason and goal behind every challenge we face. It’s an inspiring message to help us hang on and stay the course.

How we’ll never know faith works, until it’s put to the test!

That summertime hammock may look sturdy and well constructed. But it’s not until we commit to laying down that we find out if it can hold us up! Another helpful study in James, chapter 1.

Discover answers for dealing with life’s challenges in James 1

Is there a difference between a “trial” and a “temptation”? Let's explore James 1 for answers on dealing with life’s challenges. We’ll find that our response to those challenges makes all the difference!

Discover why we grow closer to God in our difficulties

It’s easy to be thankful during the good seasons in life. But when life takes a drastic turn, gratitude doesn’t come so naturally. Let's look at the story of Lazarus, and discover why we grow closer to God in our difficulties.

Discover God’s visible love for you, even in the midst of trials

The Bible defines faith as “trusting in what you cannot see.” But it’s hard to trust in God’s goodness when life is falling apart around us. Let's explore a passage in Scripture that offers us a fresh perspective on faith.

Catch a glimpse of God’s greater plan for our lives

Stuck in the moment, it can be difficult to see what God is doing in our lives. But if we widen our perspective, we may catch a glimpse of God’s greater plan! Let's look at the bigger picture in the life of Jacob. In the midst of chaos, God was building his future.

Discover Jesus’ response to a suffering father and son

When trials overwhelm us and we reach the end of our rope, the question we often ask is, “Lord, don’t You care?” Let's study Jesus’ response to that important question. We find His answer in Mark chapter 9. Hear the conclusion of our series.

Jesus’ interaction with a sick child and a worried dad struggling to have faith

When our son or daughter is sick all we want to do is take away their pain. We try to soothe the sickness away. But sometimes the illness is so severe, we’re rendered helpless.

A conversation on Jesus’ love for us

In Mark chapter 5 we find the stories of two women. One has been battling health problems for years. The other is a little girl on the brink of death. But both of their stories change forever when Jesus shows up.

Discover the lengths to which Jesus went to prove His love for us

Love is an over-used word these days. We use it to express our affection for a spouse, or to show appreciation for a really good dinner! But what does it mean to truly love someone?

A moving portrayal of God’s love for His children

Life is full of interruptions. And our usual response to these disruptions is annoyance. But that’s not the case with Jesus! Let's look at how Jesus took a break from His plans, to touch a person in need.

Waiting for God to show up

Anticipating medical test results, standing in a long line, sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, sometimes waiting seems impossible! Let's study a passage in Mark chapter 5 where a woman has been waiting 12 years for God to show up and heal her. What was taking Him so long?

Jesus cares for and redeems the people our world typically tosses aside

Ever stopped to think about how much garbage we throw away? Once something stops being useful, into the trash it goes! An insightful conversation about a story in Mark chapter 5.