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  • When Pain Prompts Us To Cry Out to God

    Kia Stephens | November 16, 2021

    “He called out, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’” Luke 18:38 (NIV)

  • How Jesus’ Empathy Changes Everything

    Amy Carroll | November 2, 2021

    “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:10-11 (NIV)

  • Waiting for the Calm After the Storm

    Meredith Houston Carr | October 28, 2021

    “But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:38-39 (ESV)

  • Healing What My Body Remembers

    Lynn Cowell | October 26, 2021

    “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5 (ESV)

  • Who Decides What Is Hard?

    Tracy Dougherty, COMPEL Training Member | September 9, 2021

    "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had …" Romans 15:5 (NIV)

  • When You Aren’t Sure if You Can See Good Again

    Lisa Whittle | September 6, 2021

    "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you …” Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)

  • The Best Is Yet To Come

    Anitha Abraham | September 1, 2021

    “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” Joel 2:28 (NIV)

  • Saved by Suffering

    Lysa TerKeurst | July 29, 2021

    “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 (NIV)

  • Encourage Like Barnabas

    Arlene Pellicane | July 23, 2021

    “Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.” Acts 4:36-37 (NIV)

  • How God Comforts Us

    Laura Bailey | July 20, 2021

    "If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort." 2 Corinthians 1:6-7 (NIV)

  • Grieving With Great Assurance

    Jasmine Williams | July 13, 2021

    “… Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:54-55 (CSB)

  • The Strength to Survive

    Rebekah from Sri Lanka | February 17, 2021

    “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (ESV)

  • Learning From Both Suffering and Fun

    Annie F. Downs | February 2, 2021

    “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.” Hebrews 5:7-9 (NIV)

  • What to Say or Do (When You Don’t Know What to Say or Do!)

    Karen Ehman | March 12, 2020

    “Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15 (CSB)

  • God’s Grace Speaks of His Love for You

    Kia Stephens | February 18, 2020

    “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

  • Learning to Love the Good But Hard Life

    Katherine Wolf | February 12, 2020

    “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.” James 1:2 (MSG)

  • Thank God It's (Good) Friday

    Liz Curtis Higgs | March 30, 2018

    “Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.” Isaiah 53:10 (NIV)

  • You are Invited

    Suzie Eller | July 13, 2017

    “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5 (ESV)

  • Is God Ignoring Your Struggles?

    Marissa Henley | June 19, 2017

    “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.” Habakkuk 3:18-19 (ESV)

  • When Your Circumstances Feel Like Chains

    Katy McCown | June 12, 2017

    “But Naomi said, ‘Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb that they may become your husbands?’ … Then they lifted up their voices and wept again.” Ruth 1:11, 14a (ESV)

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