Restore Us, Lord, to Yourself! A Devotion for Good Friday
In the book of Lamentations we read a simple prayer: “Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may be restored.” This prayer assumes that only God can mend our relationship with God.Read Article
Asking the “Why?” Question
The biblical witness gives us the freedom to ask in our time of suffering and uncertainty: “Why, God? Why?”Read Article
Messianic Hope and Deep Disappointment
Beneath the people’s disappointment in their king was an even deeper disappointment in God. The book of Lamentations expresses this disappointment, and in so doing encourages us to be honest when we feel disillusioned by God.Read Article
Being Honest with God in Prayer
Time and again, the Bible invites us to be fully honest with God. No matter what we’re thinking or feeling, we can talk openly to God about itRead Article
Sharing Your Suffering with Others
There is a sacred connection that happens when we weep with those who weep, and when we allow others to weep with us in our sorrow.Read Article
Meeting Jesus in Our Suffering
In our times of pain, God supplies, not only hope, but also the Holy Spirit, who reassures us of God’s presence, love, and grace.Read Article
Trusting God in Suffering
How can I trust God when I’m suffering?Read Article
Great is Thy Faithfulness
God’s love for us is steadfast even in times of loss and sorrow.Read Article
Here’s a Wild Ride!
Sometimes faith in God can be comforting and reassuring. Sometimes, however, it can be a wild ride.Read Article
Is God My Enemy?
When we go through times of suffering and disillusionment, it can feel as if God has abandoned us. Worse still, it can seem as if God has become our enemy.Read Article
Permission to Grieve
Scripture gives us permission to grieve. Though offering plenty of hope and comfort, the Bible provides many examples of godly people expressing their sadness openly and freely.Read Article
Whose Sins Should We Confess?
Though some are quick to point fingers of judgment at others, Scripture teaches us to attend to our own failures and shortcomings.Read Article
Does God Make Us Suffer?
Though God’s ways are often hard to understand, God’s love for us is utterly reliable.Read Article
Yes, Life is Hard
The biblical book of Lamentations recognizes the hardness of life.Read Article
Lamentations in Lent
God wants to hear what is real in our lives, including our struggles and disappointments.Read Article