Prayers offered for those who suffer are like lighting a candle in the dark. Even the smallest flicker of light can push back the darkness to yield the treasures of hope and joy. We hope that you find encouragement and endurance for your journey here.


Encouragement Tip

January 31, 2018

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; Intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 1 TIMOTHY 2:1 (NLT) When ...


Prayer is Work

July 6, 2017

Then he prayed, “Oh Lord, God of my master Abraham, Give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. GENESIS 24:12 (NIV) We tend to thin...


A Prayer of Thanks

July 6, 2017

God heard the boy crying, and the angel of the Lord called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has ...

On the Journey Together

Confident in Prayer

January 20, 2017

And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. 1 JOHN 5:14 (NLT) I have not always been confident in my prayers....


My Cry For Help

August 24, 2016

Listen, God! Please pay attention! Can you make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries? King-God, I need your help. PSALM 5:1-2 (THE MESSAGE) I...


Uncovering the Riches of Relationships

November 12, 2014

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls...


The Treasure of Relationships

November 7, 2014

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” GENESIS 2:18 (NLT) It is not good for anyone to do life alone but there was a time i...


A Candle in the Darkness Prayer Guide for Treasure Seekers

October 29, 2014

Prayers offered for those who suffer are like lighting a candle in the dark. Even the smallest flicker of light can push back the darkness to yield th...


My Most Unexpected Treasure

October 22, 2014

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;don’t try to figure out everything on your own.Listen for God’s voice in everything you do,everywhere you go;H...


When the Answer is Silence

August 6, 2014

“When I lay these questions before God I get … a silent certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving th...


Are You in the wilderness with me?

July 16, 2014

God, are you avoiding me? Where are you when I need you? PSALM 10:1 (THE MESSAGE) Why is it when we are on the mountaintop we can feel God’s presence ...



July 2, 2014

God, God . . . my God! Why did you dump me miles from nowhere? Doubled up with pain, I call to God all the day long. No answer. Nothing. I keep at it ...


The Cry of a Questioning Heart

May 21, 2014

Can I Be Honest With You God? God’s Response Through His Word God desires honesty from us … The king is pleased with words from righteous lips; he lov...


Cry Out To God

May 12, 2014

O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in m...



April 10, 2014

Bless our God, O peoples! Give him a thunderous welcome! Didn’t he set us on the road to life? Didn’t he keep us out of the ditch? He trained us first...


People Help People

March 26, 2014

The Body of Christ is a big part of the delivery system of healing and growth that God has in store for His people. HENRY CLOUD (HOW PEOPLE GROW BY DR...


Triage For a Shattered Perspective

March 6, 2014

A healthy spirit conquers adversity, but what can you do when the spirit is crushed? PROVERBS 18:14 (THE MESSAGE) Sometimes our perspective shatters s...


Appearances Can Be Deceiving

February 7, 2014

Early one morning, Gehazi, servant of the prophet Elisha, decided to take a walk around the city of Dothan. He was greatly dismayed to discover that d...


Changing Your Perspective

January 15, 2014

BY KIM JONES FOR THE ENCOURAGER MAGAZINE Changing your perspective is like looking at your situation through a different lens, like putting on a diffe...


Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

December 2, 2013

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! PSALM 118:29 (NLT) Do you remember that wonderful praise song “Give Thanks”? It brings back such wonderful me...


Divine Help for an Attitude Adjustment

November 13, 2013

I obviously need help! I realize that I don’t have what it takes. I can will it, but I can’t do it. I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I d...


Change My Attitude?

November 6, 2013

Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God— truly righteous and holy. EPHESIANS 4:23-24...

An Awakening from Brokenness

The Revelation of the Imposter

July 8, 2013

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. JAMES 1:5 (NLT) And so I asked God to reveal ...

An Awakening from Brokenness


May 15, 2013

Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shatt...


Preparing to Walk Beside the Weak & Wounded

June 21, 2012

I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but God eluded me. I sought my bother and I found all three. AUTHOR UNKNOWN People in ...


Don’t Be Afraid to Ask God

September 27, 2011

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. JAMES 1:5 When I found ...


Lost That Feeling? Lost God?

August 31, 2011

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my ...


Pray About Everything

July 11, 2011

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s ...


What’s Wrong with a Little Worry

June 26, 2011

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger ...

Dealing With Doubt

Believing What We Cannot See

February 17, 2011

God’s invisibility guarantees I will experience times of doubt. PHILIP YANCEY (REACHING FOR THE INVISIBLE GOD) Is it really necessary to see something...

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