10 Prayers for Guidance When You Feel Lost in the Unknown

Wouldnt it be nice to have our lives laid out before us with a clear roadmap, detailing every turn we should take? But thats not reality, is it? Real life is more often marked by seasons of feeling lost in the unknown.You may feel lost in making decisions, not knowing where to attend college, who... Read more

What Happens When You Dont Feel the Holy Spirit Like Everyone Else? | RELEVANT

Our perception of power is often cultivated by the world before we ever walk in the freedom of Christ. The world teaches us that our measure of power is heavily tied to the outcome. Martin Luther King championed civil rights, Gandhi helped win Indias independence and Muhammed Ali was the best boxer of all time,... Read more

Help! I Feel Like a Failure

I’ve been working on some projects that are just not moving forward. My boss has recently shut some of them down, and I can’t help but feel I’ve wasted a lot of time on things that failed. This is difficult, because I prayed diligently and worked as hard as I could on them. How can... Read more

Podcast: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad about Enjoying the World (Joe Rigney)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Is It Sinful to Enjoy the World? In this episode, Joe Rigney, author of Strangely Bright: Can You Love God and Enjoy This World?, discusses why it's okay to celebrate God's good gifts. He explains the impact that John Piper and Christian Hedonism have had... Read more

When You Feel Unlovable – Encouragement for Today – August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020When You Feel UnlovableAMY CARROLL I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 (NIV)Because Im a cold-natured gal, I have blankets all over my living room. Anytime I sit down, I snuggle up.But theres one blanket in particular thats more valuable... Read more

Why Do I Feel So Inadequate?

Would you take a walk with me in the garden? Imagine with me the warmth of the sun shining on our freckled faces, shaded by the brim of our floppy straw hats. Hand-in-hand and heart-to-heart, together we navigate the cobblestone paths of the garden, taking notice of how much the twists and turns resemble those... Read more

Palestinians feel abandoned after UAE-Israel deal – Mission Network News

Palestine (MNN) — On August 13, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a peace deal normalizing relations between the two countries. The UAE is the third Arab country to form this kind of relationship with Israel, along with Egypt and Jordan. The deal opens diplomatic relations, direct flights, commerce, and tourism between the... Read more

Finding a Way to Feel – Encouragement Café – August 17

Finding A Way To Feel By Beth Mabe GianopulosSlowness to anger makes for deep understanding, a quick-tempered person stockpiles stupidity.  Proverbs 14:29 MSG Even as I said the words, I knew that I should not say them.  I was angry, and I could feel myself losing control.  As my emotions took over, I yelled more and said... Read more

We might not always feel confident but we must share the Gospel

(Photo: Unsplash/Volodymyr Hryshchenko)"They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!" Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone... Read more

‘People Feel Betrayed’: Hallmark Channel Movie to Feature its First Same-Sex Wedding

'People Feel Betrayed': Hallmark Channel Movie to Feature its First Same-Sex Wedding For the first time, an upcoming Hallmark Channel movie will feature a same-sex wedding.The new film, Wedding Every Weekend, debuts Aug. 15 on the Hallmark Channel and follows a couple, Nate and Brooke, who agree to tag together as wedding buddies... Read more

Dutch Bill would allow healthy over-75s to choose assisted suicide if they feel their life is ‘complete’

(Photo: Unsplash/Siarhei Plashchynski)A Dutch MP has tabled a controversial Bill that would allow healthy people to have an assisted suicide if they feel their life is 'complete'. Pia Dijkstra, Foreign Minister for the four-party coalition Government and medical ethics lead for coalition party D66, submitted the proposed Bill last week. It would allow healthy individuals over... Read more

Why Losing a Loved One Doesnt Feel Real

I was awakened Sunday by a telephone call from a friend telling me news I never expected to hear: that my friend and former student had been killed, run over by an 18-wheeler while helping stranded motorists beside a highway. Before grief hit incredulity. I kept saying What? And in the hours since, I cry... Read more

Christians continue to leave Iraq while those that remain feel ‘unsafe’

Destruction in Batnaya, northern Iraq(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)Christians continue to trickle out of Iraq at an alarming rate, with many still fearing the return of ISIS, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has warned.  In a new report, 'Life after ISIS: New challenges to Christianity in Iraq', the Catholic charity warns... Read more

Go Ahead and Feel Those Feelings – Girlfriends in God – July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020Go Ahead and Feel Those Feelings Gwen SmithTodays TruthFor I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. (Psalm 109:22)Friend to FriendSome dog owners teach their pups to attack, pursue or chase someone by using the command, Sic em! This short, sharp prompt gives dogs permission to aggressively pounce on an... Read more

Podcast: What If I Dont Feel Like Going to Church? (Gunner Gundersen)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Fighting Our Feelings In this episode, Gunner Gunderson, author of What If I Dont Feel Like Going to Church?, discusses what to do when you just don't feel like going to church. He explains why that might be the most important time to lean into... Read more

When You Feel Empty – Encouragement for Today – June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020When You Feel EmptySHARON JAYNES Lee en espaolGive, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38 (NIV)I dont know about you, but the quarantine... Read more

3 Choices for When I Feel Afraid – Encouragement for Today – June 12, 2020

June 12, 20203 Choices for When I Feel AfraidLYNN COWELLLee en espaolWhen I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3 (NIV)From the street, you would never know my small childhood home held a secret space an attic-like bedroom, which I shared for years with my big sisters. Then when my sisters grew... Read more

If Jesus Saved Me, Why Don’t I Feel Different?

For years, I knew that I should feel so much different about my faith if I were really walking with Jesus as I should. I should feel grounded, peaceful, devoid of doubt, anxiety, and spiritual laziness. Everything in faith would be different if I could get my act together. I would finally be able to trust Jesus... Read more

We need a better society after lockdown, where older people feel safe

Residents at Pilgrims' Friend Society Dorothea Court, a Christian independent living housing scheme in Bedford.(Photo: Pilgrims' Friend Society)We need a better society after lockdown, where older people feel safe.  Many people want a 'new normal 'after lock-down but one where older people won't be airbrushed out of the health system; where they're not considered 'disposable'; where... Read more

‘It’s OK to not feel OK,’ says Prince William during Church service for mental health

The Duke of Cambridge urged people to "reach out" if they were struggling with their mental healthPrince William has encouraged people to speak to each other if they are concerned about their mental health as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Duke of Cambridge made the comments while taking part in the Church of England's... Read more

10 Ways to Make Your Mom Feel Truly Loved

Betsy St. Amant Haddox iBelieve Contributing Writer A mothers love is a beautiful gift. God uniquely designed mothers with instincts, desires, and abilities that reflect His own nurturing and loving care for us. He has equipped moms in a special way, not only with the ability to bear and deliver a child, but also spiritually,... Read more

10 Reasons Why God Allows You to Feel Helpless

Nylse Esahc iBelieve Contributing Writer Lately, on so many fronts, feelings of helplessness pervades our lives. We feel like there's nowhere to turn; like we're stuck between a rock and a hard place; like there's nothing else for us to do and we are all out of solutions. There's a weariness that accompanies this helplessness.... Read more

I (Probably) Gave Someone the Virus. Now I Feel Guilty.

Guilty feelings are not always the best way to measure guilt. Some people feel terribly guilty when they havent actually done anything wrong. Other people dont feel guilty at all, even though they most certainly should. This issue hits us where we live, and especially where we are living right now, in the middle of... Read more