Encouragement & Healing

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.


A Clean Slate: How to Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You
A Hope Transfusion
A Joyful Heart ... It's Good Medicine!
An Anniversary America Will Never Forget
An Invaluable Profession
Asking Why
Breaking Point: One Pastor’s Story
Changing Our Minds, Changing Our Lives
Commence Prayer
Committing to the Road Less Travelled
Creativity and Tenacity
Daily Tests
Depression: Hope for the Grey Days
Depression: Part of the Journey
Despite Your Circumstances
Everything Is Under Control
Facing the Tough Stuff of Inadequacy: When the Truth Comes Out
For the Sake of the Children
Getting Past Guilt
God Doesn’t Waste Our Suffering
God Knows Your Ways
God's Holiness - That Condemns Sexual Abuse
God's Unusual Leading
God's Wonderful Work When We Are Weak
Hope Beyond Failure
Hope Beyond the Hurt
How Can I Deal with My Fear?
How Can I Manage My Anger?
How Do I Overcome Anxiety?
How Do I Respond to Someone Who Has Hurt Me?
How Do I Survive Losing a Loved One?
How to Handle Straying Saints
How to Trust When You're Troubled
In Defence of the Helpless
Is God Really in Control?
Isaac's Apple
It Takes Courage
Letting Go, Looking Up
Painful Days
Reality Check
Sanctity of Life
The Freedom of Forgiving
Unquenchable Hope
Waiting in a Weary Land
What Do I Do When I Feel Lonely?