Posts tagged “Guilt”
The truth is, my life is messy too
A couple months ago, I interviewed two women who had abortions. The particulars of each pregnancy—that neither were married, neither father wanted the pregnancy…
Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abusive
What does God say to those who have hurt others? Can we, like Jesus, be full of both grace and truth to the abusive? Pastor Mike talks about how abusers can move forward—beyond God’s wrath—to a healing and hopeful relationship with God and the church. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.
Guilt by association
Have you ever felt like you should distance yourself from certain people to make it clear that you do not associate yourself with their…
Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abused
Despite the alarming statistics, the topic of abuse is rarely touched in the Christian community. What does God say about abuse? What does God think about abuse? What does God say to a church filled with unspoken trauma and deep wounds? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.
The path to true healing goes through Christ
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the…
Reach out in love to help those impacted by abuse
“In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your…
A fact-checker report from the Washington Post says that in President Trump’s first year, he made 2,140 false or misleading claims. By day 558…
Get out of Satan’s mouth
The apostle Peter warned, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). A good…
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction
Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Dave helps us deal with the challenges and dysfunctions our families face.
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Ridicule
The smirks, the digs, and the venom that you face—how does any good come from that?
The prayer of a struggling believer
Father, I’m struggling right now. My heart is heavy, and I don’t even fully understand what I’m feeling. I know I’ve messed up. I’ve…
Out of Context: “Plans to Prosper You”
Jeremiah 29:11 is a popular Bible verse that can be found on coffee mugs, Pinterest art, and memes: “For I know the plans I have for you.” God does have great plans for his people, but the way that verse has been used today is not the way God intended it.