Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Listening to God, Living Free, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 17 Comments

When You Feel Like God is Far Away

Have you ever felt like Jesus was on vacation or lost your address? Have you ever cried out, “God, where are you?” I know I have. A crisis of belief occurs for most of us during difficult situations. We know that God is all-powerful and could rescue, heal, or save us at any time. So we tend to feel abandoned …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Renewing your mind with the Truth 9 Comments

Thinking About What You’re Thinking About

What have you been thinking about for the last five minutes? Was it good? Bad? True? False? Worry? Regret? Sometimes I can do all six in one minute! In the Bible, Paul tells us to think about what we’re thinking about. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 64 Comments

When You Tell Yourself, “I Can’t Help Myself!”

Have you ever said, “I just can’t help myself!” I’ll admit, I have. I think we all have. But is that really true? Jennifer stood in front of the mirror staring at the overweight woman looking back at her. Just two years ago she’d lost 120 pounds, and now 80 of them were back. I can’t keep this weight off, …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth 40 Comments

Failure is Not Final

Have you ever messed up big time? I know I have. Maybe that’s why I love Jesus’ disciple, Peter, so much. He made so many mistakes, and he seemed to make them when they mattered most. Remember? He denied that he even knew who Jesus was…three times. What did Jesus have to say about that? Three days after Jesus breathed …

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How to Be Enough, When It Feels Like All Eyes Are On You

Today’s the last day for the Launch Week Free Bonuses when you order Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence. Scroll to the bottom to check it out. Now, let me share about the night God called me to step out beyond my greatest fears and into His amazing plan. One evening, while on a getaway with my husband, …

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When You Feel You’re Not Enough

I shared a devotion over at Proverbs 31 Ministries yesterday. I wanted to share this with you too. Here’s what I want you to know: You are enough! As soon as my first-grade teacher held up that initial spelling flashcard, I knew I was in trouble. Just 6 years old, I’d skipped off to school with a new box of crayons, a Swiss …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 47 Comments

When the Big Bad Bully Messes With You and Yours

Being from North Carolina, I love the old black-and-white episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. (And no, we don’t all talk like that.) In one episode, the neighborhood bully is picking on Andy’s boy, Opie. This blond-headed newcomer taunts and makes fun of Opie until he feels like a total loser. Opie’s ashamed of his own cowardice and embarrassed in …