For many people, remaining optimistic and feeling positive about themselves and their lives is a constant battle – especially when circumstances are difficult and life is hard. For others, negativity is something that sneaks up from time to time, yet still wreaks havoc in their heart. Regardless of the root causes, once pessimistic thoughts permeate our minds, our feelings and emotions begin to control us instead of us controlling them. Eventually it not only seems impossible to stay positive, happy and full of joy, but negative thought patterns can shake our faith, causing us to sink emotionally, mentally and spiritually over time. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Despite what storms roll in, hearts anchored in God don’t sink. When we change the way we think, we can change the way we feel and live, even if our circumstances remain the same.
God can use You, Not Just in Spite of Your Past, But Because It.
Many women carry around a deep, hidden, and unspoken sense of insignificance, regardless of how confident they appear on the outside. Regret and shame over failure, sin, and shortcomings weigh them down and make them feel unworthy to be loved, much less used, by a holy God.
Tracie Miles helps women not only recognize that God has a purpose for them, but that He has equipped and prepared them for their divine purpose based specifically on the experiences of their past.
Looking for a new, life changing bible study to lead? Your Life Still Counts could be the perfect book to help the women of your church or community experience the power of a transformed heart, the joy of learning that their pain has a purpose, and the joy of discovering the divine purpose God has been preparing them for.
Stress has become an epidemic. Seventy-five percent of the general population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks (National Health Interview Survey). Stress contributes to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and other illnesses in many individuals. Despite the clear toll that stress is taking on our health and well-being, many seem unable to find a cure.
Stressed-Less Living: Finding God’s Peace in Your Chaotic World, written by Tracie Miles,author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries, offers life-changing, heart-renewing, and long-lasting remedies that will bring peace, even when things feel out of control.
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When each day is filled with obligations, unexpected moments, and relationships, it is essential to know you are not alone. Find a friend on the pages of the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women.
Filled with insightful daily devotions written by Lysa TerKeurst and the Proverbs 31 Ministries team, the devotions in this Bible will meet you where you are—on the good and on the hard days, in the carpool line, or at the doctor’s office. God’s truth will help you maintain a peace-filled balance in spite of life’s hectic pace.
Features of the Bible:
- The beauty and clarity of the New International Version (NIV) Bible
- 366 devotions that will inspire you to live authentically as a woman of God
- Author biographies
- A helpful subject index
Devotions by Lysa TerKeurst, Renee Swope, Glynnis Whitwer, Karen Ehman, Lynn Cowell, Micca Campbell, Suzanne Eller, Tracie Miles, Wendy Blight, Wendy Pope and more.
Pull away from the things that pull you down and find lasting encouragement for today.
Encouragement for Today: Devotions for Everyday Life features 100 daily readings that meet you where you are. Written by the Proverbs 31 Ministries team, authors Lysa TerKeurst, Renee Swope, Samantha Evilsizer, and more, share from the realities of everyday life – the highs and lows, the coffee spills, humorous stories, and tender moments.
Find comfort in knowing you’re not alone in day-to-day doubts or disappointments, and receive inspiration to live authentically and fully grounded in the Word of God. Daily readings include a scripture, devotion, and remember, reflect, and respond sections.