Overcoming: Difficult Circumstances

How can I overcome my circumstances? Truth is, God sometimes does give us more than we can handle! Whether you are experiencing a family breakdown, unemployment, loss of health, the death of a loved one, financial ruin, a painful transition, a devastating failure, or a life-altering loss, God offers the strength to persevere, and eventually to thrive.

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  • Resilient (John Eldredge)

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    Join bestselling author John Eldredge on the path toward genuine recovery and resilience, as demonstrated by Jesus himself.

    Recover from the trauma of recent world events and tap into the "supernatural graces" that God promises
    Learn to be patient with yourself—genuine recovery from spiritual ...

  • Out of the Cave (Chris Hodges)

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    Everyone is susceptible to depression, and we have no better experience than the pandemic to back this up. No matter how powerful, accomplished, or successful we may be, we can still succumb to fear, doubt, and a sense of hopelessness that robs us of our life’s purpose and joy. But we don’t have ...

  • It's Not Supposed to Be This Way (Lysa TerKeurst)

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    What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful? Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disil...

  • Meant For Good (Megan Marshman)

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    Study of a Key Bible Passage: Jeremiah 29:11

    Meant for Good looks at the truth that you really can trust God's plan for your life, no matter what your life looks like right now. Dynamic Bible teacher Megan Fate Marshman shares an engaging and fresh look at the core themes within the well-loved S...

  • Forgiving What You Can't Forget (Lysa TerKeurst)

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    Why should I have to be the one who forgives when I'm the one who has already suffered the most? We know God commands us to forgive. But how, when the hurt plays over and over in our mind? And why, when we have already suffered so much? And, are there exceptions, such as when the other person kee...

  • I Am Restored (Lecrae)

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    Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae was forced to face the buried impact of unhealed wounds from his past when his personal life spun into chaos. Along the way to restoration, he learned the importance of not normalizing traumatic circumstances, and how not to tur...

  • So Long, Normal (Laura Story)

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    Have you ever found yourself paralyzed by fear in the inevitable changes of life? Do you grip tightly onto any sense of normalcy, predictability, security, and control? Our attachment to everything remaining the same can be an obstacle that prevents us from thriving when things change. Untether y...

  • When God Doesn't Fix It (Laura Story)

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    Laura Story's life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The news brought Laura's dreams of a fairy-tale life to an end. Yet it also brought her a deeper intimacy with God as she turned to him and allowed him to rewrite her story. In this five-session...

  • Known by Name: Hagar (Jada Edwards, Nicole Johnson, Kasey Van Norman)

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    The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?

    Hagar’s story, found in Genesis 16, is a story of cultural victimization. She was betrayed, abandoned, and scorned. Her response? She did what mo...

  • Known by Name: Rahab (Jada Edwards, Nicole Johnson, Kasey Van Norman)

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    The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?

    Rahab’s story, found in the book of Joshua, is a story of a girl boss, an assertive, confident woman who did what she had to do to provide for he...

  • Known by Name: Naomi (Jada Edwards, Nicole Johnson, Kasey Van Norman)

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    The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?

    Naomi’s story, found in the book of Ruth, is a story of lost identity. She lost her husband and her sons, which in her culture left her completel...

  • The Broken Way (Ann Voskamp)

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    In this six-session video Bible Study, New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp takes us on a personal journey along the broken way. The broken way beckons you into more time, more meaning, more authentic relationships. There’s a way, especially when things aren’t shaping up quite like you i...

  • Between a Rock and a Grace Place (Carol Kent)

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    This six-session video-based study will help you decide where you stand when you are caught between a rock and a hard place: Will you place yourself in a posture of humility and complete dependence on God, or will you just “try harder” and stumble over what could be a transforming encounter with ...

  • The Land Between (Jeff Manion)

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    Study of a Book of the Bible: Exodus

    Jeff Manion uses the biblical story of the Israelite’s journey through the Sinai desert as a metaphor for being in an undesired transition. After enduring generations of slavery in Egypt, the descendants of Jacob travel through the desert toward their new hom...

  • Undaunted (Christine Caine)

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    In Undaunted, a five-session, video-based study, Christine Caine offers life-transforming insights into how to not only overcome challenges, wrong turns, and painful circumstances, but to actually grow from those experiences and be equipped and empowered. Using her dramatic life story, Christine ...

  • Unexpected (Christine Caine)

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    Life is an unpredictable journey full of twists and turns. The good news is that while we don’t always know what’s going to happen, we can always trust that God uses everything in our lives as an invitation to rely on him more deeply and completely.

    In this five-session video Bible study, bestse...

  • Uninvited (Lysa TerKeurst)

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    Rejection is a tough emotion to deal with. It’s harsh, hurtful, daunting. It has an ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God. Lysa TerKeurst takes us to significant places in the Holy Land to help us explore the roots of rejection, the way other rel...

  • The Fight to Flourish (Jennie Lusko)

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    Flourishing. It may seem like a word that would only be used to describe someone else. Whether you feel weighed down by never-ending tasks, or find yourself walking through your most difficult days, discover that fighting and flourishing are meant to blend together. God can help you make the most...

  • You Were Made for This Moment (Max Lucado)

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    Study of a Book of the Bible: Esther
    This study was born in a hard season—a pandemic that locked down the world, compounded by the ancient sin of racism and the volcano of rage it ignited. Perhaps you have wondered if the lingering effects of this season would ever end. If so, God has a six-lette...

  • You'll Get Through This (Max Lucado)

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    Study of a Bible Character: Joseph.

    In You'll Get Through This, Max Lucado offers refreshing assurance to anyone in the midst of trials that God will be with them and will help them get through it. Using the story of Joseph, Max reminds us that God never promised getting through trials would be ...

  • Hard Good (Lisa Whittle)

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    Study of Bible Characters: Saul & David.

    Hard things...we don't like them, but they can become the keys to our greatest usability in the kingdom of God. We see in the lives of David and Saul examples of one who let God make good out of the hard, and one who ran away and refused the growth the ha...

  • Overcomer (Dr. David Jeremiah)

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    Study of a Key Bible Passage: Ephesians 6:10-18

    God designed you for victory. We all know it’s hard out there. Sometimes it feels like the world is ripping apart at the seams. Sometimes it feels like our hearts can’t take any more hurt. But no matter what the world throws at us each day–anxiety,...

  • Joseph (Michelle McKinney Hammond)

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    This study will be removed from Study Gateway on July 24. Please complete the study before then to avoid any interruption.

    We all have dreams for how our lives will—or should—turn out. Many times these are dreams that have been impressed on us by God himself. But when will they stop being dreams...

  • Everything is Possible with God (Rick Warren)

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    Understanding The Six Phases Of Faith

    How’s your faith? Strong or weak? Is it steady or stretched? It’s an important question, because there’s a lot riding on your answer. More importantly, would you like your faith to be stronger? That’s what this study from “America’s most influential spiritua...