Boldly Before the Throne of Grace // Praying to the God of Deliverance

“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25) God is One Who delivers and wants to deliver—but He also wants us to acknowledge His ability to deliver. He can save us to the uttermost—but only when … More Boldly Before the Throne of Grace // Praying to the God of Deliverance

Cut to the Heart: A Deeper Look at Self-Harm

Some hurts are deeper than a cut. Some thoughts are scarier than a razor blade. Sometimes, all you want just a moment’s release from your brain space—from the hurt, from the poison, from the struggle, from the invasive, intrusive thoughts. Many ask those who harm themselves, “Why do you hurt yourself? How does it actually … More Cut to the Heart: A Deeper Look at Self-Harm

3 Ways God Strengthens You When You Feel Inadequate

We all have those times when we feel that we are unable to overcome the tasks and trials surrounding us, whether because we feel we aren’t good enough, we aren’t strong enough, we don’t have enough, or the trial is simply too much for us to handle. Although the faithful Christian knows that God is … More 3 Ways God Strengthens You When You Feel Inadequate

Boldly Before the Throne of Grace| Praying to the God of Small Things

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16, KJV). “Too often, we pray puny prayers” Hiram Kemp said in a lesson at PTP yesterday, and he is so right. Too often we pray to Him like He … More Boldly Before the Throne of Grace| Praying to the God of Small Things

The Thorn in My Side: What I Learnt When God Didn’t Take Away My Anxiety

I used to think that mental illnesses were a sign of spiritual weakness—that any depression or anxiety experienced by the Christian meant they just weren’t trying hard enough. I also used to think that any measures taken—whether counseling, therapy, or medicine—were unnecessary. The Bible was enough. The church was enough. God was enough. Anyone who … More The Thorn in My Side: What I Learnt When God Didn’t Take Away My Anxiety

Don’t Tell Me to Just Be Happy: 5 Verses for When Joy Seems Impossible

Some days it seems there is no reason to be happy at all: your heart is about to break from some tragedy, only bad news angrily spatters across your TV screen, your Facebook timeline is full of negativity, your loved ones have let you down or hurt you, you just cannot seem to get any … More Don’t Tell Me to Just Be Happy: 5 Verses for When Joy Seems Impossible

Fears About the First Time: What Happens if I Don’t Enjoy Sex?

[Please note that this post contains a frank discussion of sexuality. If such things offend you or you are not mature enough to handle these things, please do not read further] The “first time” is often surrounded by a lot of misconception and mystery for the Christian. If we listen to the world, many fears … More Fears About the First Time: What Happens if I Don’t Enjoy Sex?