Proverbs 31 Ministries

A Long Walk of Faith

“Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” Genesis 5:24 (NIV) Is there a person in the Bible whose story you simply love? One who encourages you, challenges you or with whom you share a similar life circumstance? Perhaps it’s Moses and his keen leadership skills? Or, Esther […]

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Whispers from God to a Hungry Heart

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6b (NIV) I heard the whisper of God in, of all places, a nail salon. I was a young aspiring actor who’d come to Los Angeles with a dream. I barely knew myself and […]

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When You Feel Like Prayer Isn’t Working

“Jesus said, ‘My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.’” John 5:17 (NIV) I looked at his mug shot and felt my heart tear in two. I had prayed for this man my entire adult life. And now he was in jail. From the outside, Richard’s (not […]

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Meeting Our “Night Seasons” with Truth

“I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.” Psalm 16:7 (NKJV) I unexpectedly awoke at 3 a.m. and was quite unhappy about it. Now that all six of my boys were older and sleeping through the night, waking up worried about things I couldn’t […]

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Help Me Find My Way

“But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus’ disciples, ‘Why do you eat and drink with such scum?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Healthy people don’t need a doctor — sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners […]

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When God Seems Late

Amy Carroll“Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” Genesis 18:14 (NIV) I rubbed my eyes and looked again, but the scene before me hadn’t changed. I had just pulled into a fast food drive-thru and now realized the cause […]

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Someday All This Will Be Yours

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 (NIV) Every time we visited my in-laws’ home, overflowing with family heirlooms, my mother-in-law reminded me, “Someday all this will be yours.” I always smiled, assuring her that day was very […]

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Someday All This Will Be Yours

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 (NIV) Every time we visited my in-laws’ home, overflowing with family heirlooms, my mother-in-law reminded me, “Someday all this will be yours.” I always smiled, assuring her that day was very […]

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When Your Burden Feels Too Much to Bear

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 (NIV) When we adopted our two daughters from Africa, we didn’t expect it would be easy. But we couldn’t have imagined how hard it would be. Our family of five (my husband, our three […]

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3 Steps to Remind Yourself of God’s Faithfulness

“He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.” Psalm 121:3 (NASB) What would we learn? What would happen next? Tears welled in my eyes and sadness overwhelmed me as I thought of the pain my loved one experienced just beyond the doctor’s doors. The emotional turmoil my youngest […]

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