Proverbs 31 Ministries

When You Feel Like a Bad Mom

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew […]

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Dangerous Intimacy

“Flee from sexual immorality … Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:18a, 19-20 (NIV) I sat in the darkened […]

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If God Is in it, I Can Rest

“Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” Acts 5:38-39 (NIV) I […]

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Giving When We Have Nothing to Give

“So Hagar gave this name to the Lord Who spoke to her, ‘You are a God Who sees.’” Genesis 16:13a (NLV) I was on my way home from the store when I saw her standing there, feet planted between two dingy piles of melting snow on the corner of a busy intersection. The cardboard sign […]

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Prayer Moves Mountains — But What About Marriages?

“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 (NASB) I’ll never forget being a […]

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The One Thing That Always Comforts Me

“Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (CEB) He was eating a sandwich, and I was with him when it happened. He hadn’t been feeling well so […]

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Something New For You

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV) “I’ve really blown it this time,” Melany confessed through teary eyes and trembling […]

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If You’re Dropping Off Part of Your Heart at College

“But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, ‘You are my God!’” Psalm 31:14 (NLT) It seems like just yesterday my three little ones were coming down the stairs in the mornings with floppy bedheads and sleepy eyes. But now one daughter has graduated college, and the other is a college senior. My son, the […]

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Will Your Kids See You Talking to Jesus?

“But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!’” Isaiah 43:1 (NASB) I have vivid memories from my days as a little girl of my grandmother sitting quietly on the […]

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Dealing with My Doubt

Amy Carroll“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’” Mark 9:24 (ESV) I’ve been a believer for almost four decades now. Or at least that was what I would have told you until recently. Don’t get me wrong. I gave my 10-year-old heart fully to Jesus, and I’ve never […]

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