Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 31 Comments

When You Feel Like Giving Up

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today this morning. I wanted to share this with you too. By the way, if you haven’t been over to P31’s website, check it out! Can I make a confession? Sometimes I quit too soon. I’ve quit when what I really needed was to press on and press through. Sometimes I’ve …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Listening to God, Living Free, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 16 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, Trusting God 60 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, God's love, Trusting God 76 Comments

When Love Hurts

I’m a guest on Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Podcast today. Click here to listen in on our conversation about Enough and to download a free gift I’m offering her listeners. I’m also sharing over at Proverbs 31 today. I thought I’d share this poignant moment with you too. You might want to grab a tissue. “Mommy, Mommy,” Steven cried. “Don’t let them …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Trusting God 225 Comments

What Happens When You Say “Yes” to God…even if you’re scared to death

Hi Friends. I’ll be honest. I received so many Christmas emails in December, I decided to give you a break from mine. My inbox just about made me break out in hives. Just in case you felt the same, I spared you one less email. But now I’m back! I’ve missed you! I hope today’s blog will get you excited …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, Living Free, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God 8 Comments

If You’re Going Through a Hard Time and Don’t Understand

Yesterday I wrote a devotion for Proverbs 31 Ministries. In light of all that happened in Texas this past Sunday, I’m thinking maybe you might need this encouragement too. I had to go back and read the words I wrote to remind myself of the truth of 2 Corinthians 4:18. Yep, sometimes we need to preach to ourselves. So we …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 3 Comments

Living in God’s Yes and Best

“I can do everything through him (Jesus) who gives me strength,” (Philippians 4:13 NIV). Several years ago, my husband and I decided to go zip lining on the island of Kauai. After being jostled and tossed like ragdolls in the back of a retired army jeep, we finally made it to the top of the mountain from which we were …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Prayer, Trusting God 75 Comments

Daddy’s Got You

It was a bit too early. Little Tripp was snug in his mommy’s womb and not quite ready to meet the world. But the doctors decided it was time for his grand debut. My niece, Emily, developed preeclampsia in her last weeks of pregnancy. The doctors waited as long as they could, but decided it was best if Tripp were …

Sharon Jaynes Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God, Uncategorized 354 Comments

When You Feel Like Prayer Isn’t Working

I looked at his mug shot and felt my heart tear in two. I had prayed for this man my entire adult life. And now Richard (not his real name) was in jail. From the outside, Richard’s life looked hopeless. Alcohol. Women. Anger. Hate. Unemployment. Failed relationships. Richard’s rollercoaster life had fewer highs and lowers lows as time progressed. And …

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 29 Comments

You Are Who God Says You Are

Today I’m writing over at www.proverbs31.org for their Encouragement for Today devotion. In case you missed it, I wanted to share  it with you too! Lived blessed! You are. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 (NIV) I became a Christian when I was a teenager. …