Why God?

Book Extract 9: Why won’t God heal me?

Another diary entry (God, why won’t you heal me?)   I feel so tight, claustrophobic and You seem so far away like my cries and my pains are nothing to You.  I tell you that I am desperate, that I can no longer bear and I asked myself is this the reason for my existence?  […]

Depressed man

Desperately seeking healing: when chronic illness turns you away from God

There are certain things which act as a catalyst to turning away from God and towards something else and one BIG catalyst is chronic illness!  I recall an incident during a pain management workshop.  At the first meeting everyone introduced themselves saying why they were there and what they wanted to gain from the sessions, […]

Looking in the Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall: what do you see when you look into the mirror?

What do you see when you look into the mirror? Take a moment now to look into the mirror, what do you see? Did you look at your hair? Your clothes? Your body? Your face? We have eyes yet we do not see. Why am I saying this? This week my husband went to view […]

Depressed man

9 ways to fight back against depression

We all feel blue at times, it would be impossible not to living in a fallen world but there are many people who are walking wounded through their days and this truly breaks my heart.  When I was 18 I was diagnosed with depression, it didn’t start at that age it was actually classified as […]

Raging storm at sea

When the seas of life are overwhelming reach for the Rock of Salvation

Can you visualise the scene? You are in a vast ocean surrounded by inky black depths.  Your ears are filled with the sound of roaring and hissing waves as they crash and cycle over, above and around you.  You yearn for the reprieve of the moments of relative stillness between each torrent of this cycling […]

Bible promises for overcoming fear

When fear takes a hold and the thought of your days seems to overwhelm you, here are a few promises to hold onto instead. Isaiah 40: 31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and […]