Encouragement & Healing
Find comforting words for current struggles
In the classic allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress, the main character, Christian, tumbles into the miry bog, the “slough of despond,” and struggles to get free. But the heavy burden on his back pulls him in deeper, and he begins to sink.
This image pictures what it feels like when we’re sinking in difficult circumstances—when our debts outweigh our income, when past hurts won’t heal, when discontentment marks our relationships, and when the light of heaven seems distant and dim. Discouragement, despondency, pain, suffering—these miry pits along life’s journey can pull us down into our own “slough of despond.”
Christian’s rescue came by the hand of a fellow traveler named Help . . . and the same is true for you today. Use these resources to find encouragement and healing for your own life . . . or to minister help to those you find along life’s journey.
Guilt, Grace, and Gratitude
The relationships in our lives have great potential for joy. But they also carry the risk of strife or discord. When our relationships are most challenged, we require healthy doses of forgiveness and grace. These two messages trace the biblical themes of forgiveness and grace and remind us of a pair of God’s gifts we can all be thankful for. Learn More
Being an Encourager
Most of us can remember when someone's well-timed words of encouragement made all the difference in our ability to press on. Chuck Swindoll urges us to pass the kindness on.
"Hope Beyond Failure: The Broken Man Behind the Book" from the series Insights on 1 Peter: Hope Again: When Life Hurts and Dreams Fade
(1 Peter)Become better acquainted with bold, but impulsive, Peter and the first letter he wrote. Learn the overall theme of the letter he wrote to the Christians who were scattered and living as aliens in a hostile and hateful world.
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