Laurie Coombs Articles

Starting Afresh After Heart-Wrenching Loss

I looked up the word "resilience" a few weeks ago. I was preparing for a speaking engagement I had coming up on the...
The Secret to Walking in God’s Unwavering Strength

The Secret to Walking in God’s Unwavering Strength

Jesus turned this world on its head. Things people thought they knew crumbled in light of His teaching.The first are the last.The greatest is the least.The rich are the poor.Life is found in death.Strength is found in weakness.Second Corinthians 12:9-10 says,...

9 Ways for Christians to Overcome Depression

9 Ways for Christians to Overcome Depression

Never once did it occurred to me that my thoughts may not be true. According to my line of thinking, every thought I had was a reflection of who I was. We are what we think, I thought. Good thoughts are thought by good people, and bad or even evil thoughts are thought...

Why Christians Face Difficult Circumstances

Why Christians Face Difficult Circumstances

Jesus is on the throne, now and forever. It seems I've been reminded of this continually lately. Life's circumstances have clouded my vision a bit, but with this simple reminder, I have consistently been brought back to the truth.Troubles lose their weight when we see...

When There Isn’t an Answer

When There Isn’t an Answer

Life sure has a way of throwing us curve balls, doesn't it? I recently heard someone point out a significant dichotomy that exists in our world that I found interesting. At any given moment throughout the world, this person said, and even in our own...

13 Ways to Live While Waiting to Receive Your Promise

13 Ways to Live While Waiting to Receive Your Promise

"How's the adoption?" a friend asked excitedly as I walked into church one Sunday.I desperately wanted to tell her that we were moving forward without a hitch and that we had everything ready and that we would soon be traveling to bring our children home, but I...

When Anxiety, Depression Terrorize You

When Anxiety, Depression Terrorize You

It occurred to me the other day that I haven't written much about anxiety and depression. If you've read some of my earlier posts, you know that I experienced severe anxiety and depression about five years back, which was ultimately what God used to bring me to...

You Are Not a Victim

You Are Not a Victim

I never intended to be a victim.Shortly after my dad was murdered, my family and I were referred to the victim services department at the courthouse. It was the first time we were called victims, but I honestly didn't consider myself to be the victim at the time....

Trusting God’s Timeline When You’re in a Hurry

Trusting God’s Timeline When You’re in a Hurry

I trust God even though He doesn't usually operate on my timeline or do things the way I'd like Him to. I wish I could say that I began trusting God like this the moment I gave my life to Christ, but I didn't. Trust came with time as I saw God work in my life. As I...

This Will Make You Stop Judging Others Immediately

This Will Make You Stop Judging Others Immediately

"Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven" (Luke 6:37).A 16th-century English church Reformer named John Bradford allegedly said, "There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford," as he...

How God Made Me New

How God Made Me New

When I walked through those church doors with Travis and the girls for the first time in many years, fear filled my heart.For some reason, I was completely terrified. But even greater than my fear was my desperation. My last shred of hope was that God could help me. I...

‘I Had Been Plunged Into the Pit of Hell’

‘I Had Been Plunged Into the Pit of Hell’

"I don't know how you do it, Laurie," some would say. "You've been through so much. You're such a strong person." And in my heart, I'd think, I know. I am pretty amazing. These comments were intended to be compliments, words to encourage me, but they only fueled my...

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