No Greater Promise: Rooting Our Significance, Security, and Rest in the Covenant Formula, Part 2

Joshua Hayward

Joshua Hayward

Yesterday we discussed how most of our heart cravings can be placed into one (or a combination) of three categories: a craving for significance, security, and/or rest (“SSR” for short). We looked at God’s promise, “I will be your God and you will be my people” and how this promise culminates in the fulfillment of the believer’s longings for SSR. What does it look like to root these longings for SSR in whom God promises to be for us? Let me offer five diagnostic questions that will help us toward that end. Continue reading

No Greater Promise: Rooting Our Significance, Security, and Rest in the Covenant Formula, Part 1

Joshua Hayward

Joshua Hayward

More often than not, when I begin a counseling process with people I feel overwhelmed by the apparent complexities of the issues. “Where do I begin? Do I talk about this, or that? What do I need to focus on? There’s so much to address!”

It is easy to feel overwhelmed, but good biblical counselors understand the importance of going beneath the presenting problems and addressing the underlying heart cravings that are often the cause of the sense of complexity in any given situation. Continue reading

Hurry Up and Rest

I’ve always thought of Mark as the “hurry up” gospel, because everything seems to happen “immediately.” Perhaps that’s why Mark 6 caught my attention recently where Jesus invited the disciples to rest after they return from their missionary journey. Rest seems so incongruous in this fast-paced book, and surprisingly, it’s the only gospel in which […]

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Rest

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

As I sat one morning feeling familiarly overwhelmed and thinking of all I had to do that morning, that day, and that week, I wondered what I would say to myself if I had to counsel myself on this issue of resting in God. So, this blog post is written to me, knowing all I know about myself. You can listen in, but I write to me. Continue reading