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Learning to trust

Robyn drifted throughout life searching for love, fulfillment and purpose. She finally found it when she committed her life to Jesus. But when it felt as though every time she was happy those dear to her were ripped away, Robyn would have to decide if God was trustworthy in spite of her circumstances.

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Mending our broken hearts

Scripture acknowledges that our lives can be changed. God does mend those who are broken, restores what’s been lost, and comes into our lives in such a powerful way there’s no denying the love He has for us. These are truths that would change both Les and John’s lives—and could change yours as well.

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Trusting God to lead

Psalm 143:8 tells us, “Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put
my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life."
 That verse
resonates with both Jill and Sabine—and perhaps with you, too—when we consider the
challenge it can be for some of us to relinquish…

A church behind the walls

Arguably perhaps one of the greatest reasons for needing to share the Scriptures comes from the New Testament’s book of Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” And because of that truth we know that all of us need Jesus. Best of all, as Jerry and David's stories are going to remind us,…

Healing homelessness with community

When Alan Graham’s life was transformed by his relationship with Jesus, he knew he
wanted to help others experience the same love and forgiveness that he’d received. But
when this successful entrepreneur had the desire to go out and change the world, he
discovered that in the process he was also being changed.

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Reconciled marriages and transformed lives

Each couples’ marriage started out with such promise, but unfortunately it didn’t take long before poor choices and devastating circumstances shattered the futures they’d envisioned. While they had given up hope, God hadn’t. Be encouraged that no marriage—and no one—is without hope of transformation or for reconciliation with Jesus in the center of their lives.

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God calls us His masterpieces

Troy was drawn into the world of gang violence; endlessly searching for acceptance, love, and a sense of belonging. From a violent past to a hope-filled future, his is a radical journey of how the love of Jesus transformed this gang leader into a church leader.

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Jesus’s love shining through you

Sharing with others who Jesus is and why they need Him in their lives isn’t just the work of an organized ministry or mission. It’s the work—the privilege, really—of all of us who follow Him, no matter who we are, where we’ve been, or what we’ve done. All that does matter is a sincere desire to show others the love of Christ. That’s what…

A song for an Audience of One

Both Corinne and Stanton needed to express their love for and gratitude to God—often through music—regardless of the hardships or confusion they were facing. Through each of their journeys, they would be reassured time and time again that God was trustworthy.

Discover how you can strengthen your faith and trust God even in the midst of challenging times, in the resource Hope:…

A heart divided

During WWII, Yola suffered under Hitler’s Nazi regime and was forced to flee her homeland. When she had the opportunity to return to Berlin to share her faith, could she find compassion for those living in the country she equated with such atrocities? Don’t miss a special edition of Words to Live By to hear how Jesus can make whole…