Suffering

Smiling at Storms

Smiling at Storms

John Newton once wrote, “With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm.” Columnist Christy Britton reflects on these words and asks, “Am I brave enough to smile at my storms?”

When the Black Dog Comes Calling

When the Black Dog Comes Calling

After a major transition and spiraling out of control, Mark Meynell found himself in the cruel tedium of what Winston Churchill called his “black dog.”

Help Your Anxious Child Trust God's Promises

Help Your Anxious Child Trust God's Promises

God does not desire us to worry, writes Elin Phillips. But how do you help an anxious child? How do you encourage a fearful kid to trust in the promises of God?

What I Learned from Visiting Paul's Prison Cell

What I Learned from Visiting Paul's Prison Cell

After Joseph Lasslett visited the prison where Paul wrote 2 Timothy, the words jumped off the pages.

Filling Up What Is Lacking in Christ’s Afflictions

Filling Up What Is Lacking in Christ’s Afflictions

In Colossians, Paul says he is filling up what’s lacking in Christ’s afflictions. How can anything be lacking in Christ’s afflictions? Paul E. Miller explains.

Hope for the Rejected

Hope for the Rejected

Everyone’s been rejected at some point. But as Christians, writes Joseph Lasslett, we can find hope even in the pit of rejection.