Divinely DetouredSep 05, 2023
When God's Timing Seems Off
When God's timing seems off, we can rest knowing that He exists above time. Time is God's gift to us, and history tells us we can trust the speed of God.
The Confusing Yes and No of God
The confusing yes and no of God can be better understood by realigning our priorities and looking at the bigger picture.
Has God Turned His Back on You?
When it feels like God has turned His back on you, perhaps He's already been here and the protection is already in place.
The Rescue, Revisited
It seems so many of us are in need of a rescue. But we have to be vulnerable to be rescued, and God has modeled it for us.
Are You Holding On or Being Held?
There's a subtle, significant difference between holding on and being held. Faith is recognizing God's hold and seeing it as the best option.
When What's Ahead Seems Too Hard
Hesitating in belief is a good thing. When we do, we weigh our options, we solidify our choice, we strengthen our faith.
Recognizing What Remains
When loss creates a hole in our lives and in our hearts, we can find purpose not by trying to fill the hole, but by recognizing what remains.
How to Find God in Any Season of Life
The voyage of life isn't easy, but God is present in every season of our lives, even those where He's hard to find.
Help to Survive an Untraditional Christmas
If you're having an unusual holiday, one help to survive an untraditional Christmas is by scouting and savoring the unexpected memory moments.
Growing a Hurting Heart From Thankful to Grateful
The difference between thankfulness and gratitude might surprise you, and it might help move your hurting heart forward.
Trusting God with the Unknown
Even when the near worst-case scenario happens, we are safe trusting God with the unknown. It only draws us closer into His arms.
Any type of loss can give us a gradual, clearer perspective. With intention, we can learn to see small, important things more clearly.
When It Feels Like You've Lost Home
When it feels like you've lost home or lost your people who made home, God may be preparing you for a much more permanent one.
When the Dream Dies
When a God-given, worthy dream dies, something more important can tether us to the Father and highlight His provision and grace.
Where is God When We're Walking Through a Difficult Desert?
We will always be walking through difficult deserts this side of Eternity. But believers never trod there without Him.
Prayers for Mothers
In recognition of difficult Mother's Days, the gift of prayers for mothers, words to borrow in prayer when words are hard to find.
To Spend and Not to Waste
The reluctance to let go (and give lavishly) may not be about the things. To spend and not to waste, we must examine our heart.
Parenting from Afar (Again)
Helicopter Parenting robs ourselves and our children of chances to cling to the only One who can really rescue any of us.
Is God Always Listening?
Wondering if God is listening? Like a busy mom, the problem is often with us. To know God is listening, we first have to make sure we are.
If Your New Year Feels Like "2020, Too"
When life hasn't changed much, and the future feels uncertain, we can trust that God, unbound by time, is already there.
When Christmas Feels Like a Catastrophe
The Bethlehem Baby arrived in the midst of a very special catastrophe, offering to write each of us into the best plot ever conceived.
This Isn't Us
We've all grieved the loss of community during the pandemic. But this loss can be leveraged into meaning by focusing on God and His people.
Echoes in Eternity
Outliving our loved ones can be a burden. But it is more intended to become a responsibility, to continue their influence into Eternity.
Living In Between: The Power & Purpose of Liminal Space
When we are living in between, in the uncertainty of liminal space, it is possible to have faith in God's ultimate end to our story.
A Desperate Reach
Reaching for God, we are hoping for a better end to our story. Turns out, it' s less about pulling us out, and more about pulling Him in.
Surviving a Collapse
It’s often not until what we’ve built has collapsed and the debris is cleared that we notice the solid foundation that has been holding us all along.
Languishing & Loaned Words
Coming out of the pandemic or re-entering it, we can't avoid languishing. But focusing in the right place and borrowing words from trusted sources can help.
When Doors Close
When God says no, the closed door is always for a reason. We may not get an explanation this side of Heaven, but we can take comfort in His Providence.
Utility Room Faith
Useful faith requires us to feel our fear of death so we can escape its bondage. By doing so, we remember God's goodness and foster hope.
Parented by Porchlight
Porchlight Parenting is what God modeled throughout the bible: preparation and constancy in the beginning, and grace in the letting go. How can we be this same type of parent ourselves?
Not What We Expected
From the desert manna to Sarah’s child to a donkey-riding King, "Not What We Expected" is how our God works. And it’s how He loves.
Grace is the opposite of what is logical - the opposite of what should be. Salvation looks like not being consumed by what should consume you.
What Love Looks Like
Love doesn't look like we first expect it to. It will one day compel us to do what we never anticipated doing.
On Hope & A Plan
Hope allows us to partner with a God Who Plans, even in painful years when we are afraid to do so on our own.
A Season of Grief & Gratitude
Grief and gratitude are not an either/or proposition. They must co-exist because we can never fully appreciate fullness without loss.