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The One Thing That Changed Everything For Me As A Christian: John 1:35-39

Read John 1:35-39. “What are you seeking?” (John 1:38) Why Don’t I Feel Joy? So you’re a Christian. And you’re wondering why you feel the way you do. I mean, you read about, and hear about joy, and… Read More

The First, The Last, My Everything (What Barry White’s song has to do with suffering)

This is the last blog post in the series on suffering and what you’re about to read are the most important words written in the series. You can do everything written so far concerning suffering, but if you… Read More

How We Forget God’s Name While We Suffer (and Why That Makes It So Much Worse)

Continuing our series on suffering, in this post we’ll look at how forgetting God’s name contributes to suffering and a crushed spirit. Forgetting God’s Name I’m just going to be frank here. Many times you and I as believers suffer… Read More

The Consequences Of Ignoring God: God’s Way, Your Way, And Your Crushed Spirit

(A Spanish translation of this article is available at Heavenly Manna.) Guilt, Fear, And A Crushed Spirit Continuing our series on suffering, today we’ll look at how ignoring God can crush your spirit. Proverbs 28:1 says, The wicked flee… Read More

How A Lack Of Love Can Crush Your Spirit (And what that has to do with the San Francisco Giants’ run to the World Series)

A Giant Difference Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25 Continuing our series on suffering we see in this proverb another cause of a crushed spirit. What we… Read More

Steve Mays’ Life Of Suffering (And how God healed him)

We’ve been exploring what the Bible has to say about suffering and right in the middle of this series of blog posts, God did something for Steve Mays, the pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay, that I just have… Read More

A Mighty Expenditure Of Amazing Energy And What Happened Next (And what causes a crushed spirit)

A Mighty Expenditure Of Amazing Energy Elijah was coming off three amazing and miraculous events in his life. With the help of God’s Holy Spirit Elijah just “won” a showdown with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of… Read More

Suffering (And How Paul Never Prayed For The Persecution To Go Away)

I often pray for someone’s solution, or success, or health, or prosperity. But that’s not what Paul did. So what did he pray for then?

So You’re Hurting

So you’re hurting. You’re struggling. Every day you wake up in the morning wondering how you’re going to make it through. It’s so bad sometimes you can feel it, physically. You get that sick feeling in the pit of… Read More

How Did They Do That? — Courage in the Face of Cancer

The following is a guest post by Jim Davis. It’s an excerpt from his new book Why Me? (And Why That’s the Wrong Question) You can learn more about Jim at the end of this article. What people need… Read More

The Reason for Tragedy

I’ve come to believe one of the reasons for trials and tragedies is that God wants a sort of divine blindness to come upon us. Because when things are normal, we’re so afraid God will take the self-life… Read More

Overwhelmed by God–Book Review

A Book Just In Time I don’t write many book reviews on God Running but the timing of Steve Mays’ book, Overwhelmed by God, was pretty incredible. About a year ago, my two and one half year old… Read More

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