Stale Loaves and Smelly Fish: The Paradox of God’s Redeeming Grace

Stale Loaves and Smelly Fish: The Paradox of God’s Redeeming Grace

God can and will use all things—even the parts of ourselves we would rather hide. What would happen if we offered all of ourselves, even the imperfect and unlovely, to God?

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Living in the Cycle of Grace: The Confession of a Burned-Out Missionary

Living in the Cycle of Grace: The Confession of a Burned-Out Missionary

Megan Reynolds had come to the end of herself in ministry. From that place of discouragement, God showed her how she was living in the Cycle of Works—sure to bring burn-out—and how she could begin to live his way, through the Cycle of Grace.

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Suffering Servant, Risen Savior: Wrapping Up Our Suffering Series

Suffering Servant, Risen Savior: Wrapping Up Our Suffering Series

Look back through some of the highlights shared in our Suffering Series to find help when you encounter suffering in its various forms.

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Cemetery Easters: Death and Resurrection Life

Cemetery Easters: Death and Resurrection Life

The cross may be the Christian symbol, but the empty grave tells its message: Death doesn’t have the final word. Not then. And not now.

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L(am)ent Devotional: Finding God in the Forsaken

L(am)ent Devotional: Finding God in the Forsaken

Bill O’Byrne reflects on a time that obedience to God led to a place of feeling completely abandoned. Where is God when we feel forsaken?

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Suffering That Produces Life in God's Kingdom

Suffering That Produces Life in God's Kingdom

As we encounter suffering, we can either walk through it on the path to life, or the path to death. Doralicia Gonzales shares guidance on how to choose the path to life and Kingdom fruit in suffering.

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L(am)ent Devotional: Loss and Limitation

L(am)ent Devotional: Loss and Limitation

Nowhere is our faith more tested than in seasons of loss. Connie Kennemer reflects on physical limitations and losses due to M.S. and how she’s sought God through it all.

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God, Where Are You?

God, Where Are You?

What is God up to in the dark and broken places of the world? Lindsy Wallace reflects on our need to see where God is at work and join him there—especially in the painful places of our lives.

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L(am)ent Devotional: Suffering Followers

L(am)ent Devotional: Suffering Followers

Norris Williams reflects on the reality of suffering he’s witnessed and experienced, and how obeying God in the midst of pain requires a faith of great depth.

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My Beloved: Identity in the Ashes

My Beloved: Identity in the Ashes

When difficulties on the mission field led to an unplanned sabbatical, staff Lisa Gemmen was left with only the ashes of her dreams and plans. In the midst of those ashes, God began to do something amazingly redemptive in her heart.

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L(am)ent Devotional: Darkness and Green Pastures

L(am)ent Devotional: Darkness and Green Pastures

Patty Metcalf reflects on Psalm 23 and God’s extreme tenderness to her in the midst of depression.

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Enlarging Our Hearts Through Grief

Enlarging Our Hearts Through Grief

Suffering and loss have a profound effect on our hearts, either forming and deepening us, or destroying us. Ellen Burany describes the gifts of grief that can be ours if we will open ourselves to receive them.

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