Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, God's love, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 16 Comments

When You Wonder if God is Concerned About You

Have you ever felt like God has forgotten you? I know I have. When my husband and I lost our second child, I felt like God was far away, and didn’t see what I was going through. It was a wilderness time, and I felt very alone.

In Exodus 3, Moses was on the far side of the wilderness—literally and figuratively.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Trusting God 157 Comments

Are You Emotionally Crippled?

I was riding down the crowded streets of Mexico City in a cab when I saw her. She measured about four feet high, back curved, bent at the waist at a ninety-degree angle, and fingers gnarled and twisted shut. Like an upside-down chair, her face was parallel to the dirty sidewalk.  Feet. Dirt. Trash. That was her view of the world.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 35 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.  Read more…

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 or duped when He doesn’t.  Read more…

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,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Trusting God 227 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 about what 2018 holds!  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, Living Free, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God 9 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.  Read more…