Category Archives: thoughts by Rick Warren

Broken Heart? The Lord is Close

Everybody has had their heart broken in some way — maybe by disappointment, fear, shame, rejection, or ridicule. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 Read the rest Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Broken Heart? The Lord is Close

What is the Antidote for Loneliness?

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What is the Antidote for Loneliness?

Not Trusting God Leads to Stress

What are you tempted to trust in rather than God? How does a lack of trust in God lead to stress in your life? Look at the areas of stress in your life. What do they reveal about your trust in God? How can you change that? Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Not Trusting God Leads to Stress

How Do Gentleness and Humility Reduce Stress?

Gentleness and humility. The two things we think we don’t need in life are the two things that reduce stress in our lives. Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How Do Gentleness and Humility Reduce Stress?

Only God Can De-Stress Your Soul

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 (RSV). When you’re stressed out, how do you typically unwind? How do you de-stress when you’re exhausted and overloaded? Maybe you go … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Only God Can De-Stress Your Soul

Your Life is Shaped by Your Thoughts

“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” Proverbs 4:23 God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing your circumstances. Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Your Life is Shaped by Your Thoughts

Loving Difficult People

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 One of the most important skills we can develop as we walk with Christ is knowing how to love troublemakers. Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Loving Difficult People

If You Want to Change, Start with Your Thinking

“Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes” Ephesians 4:23  (NLT, 2ndedition). Change requires new thinking. In order to change, we must learn the truth and start making good choices, but we also must change the way we think. The … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on If You Want to Change, Start with Your Thinking

How Gentleness Calms Conflict

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 (NIV) Have you noticed that human beings have a tendency to mimic the emotions of people across from us? The reason we do this is … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How Gentleness Calms Conflict

Remember the Best; Forget the Rest

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3 (NIV) What do you remember about people? Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Remember the Best; Forget the Rest

How to Have Lasting Change in Your Life

you want to have lasting change in your life, you need to refocus your mind. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by… Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How to Have Lasting Change in Your Life

Stress Management: Don’t Worry

“Don’t worry about anything.” Philippians 4:6 (NLT) The number one source of stress in your life is not work. It’s worry. Work doesn’t keep you up at night; worry does. God is very clear in the Bible what he thinks … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Stress Management: Don’t Worry

Jesus Comes to You in Your Storm

“About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water” Mark 6:48b Have you ever had a storm blow you off course? Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jesus Comes to You in Your Storm

Stop Trying to Prove Yourself Worthy of Grace

“For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it.” Ephesians 2:8-9 (TEV) The saving grace of … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Stop Trying to Prove Yourself Worthy of Grace

Rick Warren: Trust God One Day at a Time

TRUST GOD ONE DAY AT A TIME. “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need… Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, Thoughts by Men, thoughts by Rick Warren | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Rick Warren: Trust God One Day at a Time