Stories of Faith

Hardship

Hardship as a Heart-Changing Opportunity

After the initial wail of “I can’t take this!” we can turn to God and draw closer.

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Filling out tax paperwork with a calm spirit.

Faith and Taxes

Facing a mound of paperwork with efficiency and a calm spirit.

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Reading the Bible for comfort

4 Bible Verses to Fight Fear

Nowhere in the Bible does it say, “And then God failed me.”

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Former collegiate and professional basketball star Otis Birdsong

Guideposts Classics: Otis Birdsong on Faith in Tough Times

In this story from April 1982, the former collegiate and professional basketball star recalls how faith and a mother's love saw him through a bad slump.

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Building a relationship with God based on trust

The Trust Factor

Building a relationship with God doesn’t happen overnight. It takes months and years to fully appreciate His closeness.

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MADELEINE L'ENGLE, author, circa 2000. Credit:  © Shaw/Everett Collection

Madeleine L’Engle’s Faith and Persistence

Her children’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time, was rejected 42 times before it was published. Her trust in God helped it see the light of day.

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Are you in the dark?

Are You in the Dark?

When you can’t find your way in the darkness, know that God has you by the hand.

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Author Madeleine L'Engle

Guideposts Classics: Madeleine L'Engle on Trusting That God Is with Us

In this story from December 2001, the beloved author recalls a time when a threat to her daughter's health tested—and then strengthened—L'Engle's faith.

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When things don't work out

When It Doesn't All Work Out

The good news is that God is with us whether we are happy or hurting. His love is far deeper than even our most overwhelming sorrows.

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Praising God no matter the weather

Praising God in Slush or in Sunshine

No matter the weather, there are always blessings.

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Billy Graham

Mom and Billy Graham’s 1949 Crusade

How the country's best known Christian evangelist changed the lives of many and one in particular.

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God's love

A Love That Never Goes Away

This Valentine’s Day, remember that God's love for us is constant.

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