Spiritual Growth

How to Find Peace From Jesus During Uncertainty

by Mark Verkler I’ve been counseling for 30 years, and people often come in with this issue of a lack of peace or anxiety in their life situation. A minister I was able to hear once was talking about meditating on the names of God in his quiet time. And he said,...

The Great Confession

By Mark Verkler   Most of the time we think about confession as telling God about how we sinned and that it was wrong. Many people will say, God, please forgive me, but really the thing God wants us to do is simply agree with Him. One kind of confession is to...

Is It Possible To Forgive God?

Why would we need to forgive God? Many people may think initially that this is sacrilegious and against scripture. I want to tell you that forgiving God is simply releasing your thoughts against Him. Consider this- you go through a tragedy, a miscarriage, a...

What is the Importance of Thankfulness?

Thanksgiving sanctifies its object. Whatever I’m giving thanks for is set apart for God’s use. When Jesus broke the bread and gave thanks, He was setting it apart for God’s use to multiply and feed the 5,000. There are only two postures in life when...

Honest To God

One of the things I see often in counseling is people speaking in what I call Christianese. They talk about issues using Christian lingo but sometimes withhold authenticity. I want to encourage you today to be honest with God and honest to God. In Matthew 27:46, we...