God is very much aware of his servants that suffer from depression. Isaiah 57:15 says, “The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: ‘I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.’”
Intense feelings of loneliness can be so overwhelming it could lead to alcoholism, drug abuse, even suicide. If it drags on for weeks, it would be best to seek the help of a Christian counselor. The world seems so crowded in the 21st century, especially because of the internet, one might ask, how could anyone... Continue Reading →
We are living at the end of the LAST DAYS when things are going from bad to worse. The Bible tells us that we are mentally bent toward evil. (Gen. 6:5; 8:21) The Bible says that our figurative hearts, i.e., the seat of motivation is treacherous, and we cannot know it. (Jer. 17:9) The apostle... Continue Reading →
Prayer as Rational Self-Talk Self-talk is what we tell ourselves in our thoughts. In fact, it is the words we tell ourselves about people, self, experiences, life, in general, God, the future, the past, the present. It is all the words that we say to ourselves all the time. Actually, if we regularly cultivate and entertain slights against... Continue Reading →
Anxieties Are Everywhere! We are living at the end of what Paul referred to as the last days. It is a time of great anxiety, as Paul put it, “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.” (2 Tim. 3:1) Many are struggling in very poor countries. Many families are falling apart. Many are entering a new stage in their lives and it is seeming overwhelming.
One thing that we will regularly learn throughout this book is, there are a few things that will build us up spiritually and maintain our strength in these last days. Our relationship with fellow Christians, our regular attendance at Christian meetings, and our sharing our faith with others, will strengthen us, make us steadfast. These... Continue Reading →
THE BAD NEWS The Bible tells us that (1) we are mentally bent toward evil, (2) we have an inner heart that is treacherous and we cannot fully understand it. THE GOOD NEWS We have the new person and the mind of Christ that is guided by the Holy Spirit by way of apply God's Word.
Rational Self-Talk Self-talk is what we tell ourselves in our thoughts. In fact, it is the words we tell ourselves about people, self, experiences, life, in general, God, the future, the past, and the present. We say all these words to ourselves all the time. Actually, if we regularly cultivate and entertain slights against ourselves, these deeper personal... Continue Reading →
Flirting is behaving in a playfully alluring way through words or actions that you are romantically interested in a person of the opposite sex. Is it wrong for you to show another that you are romantically interested in them? Not really, like most things, it all depends on your intentions.
Proverbs 13:4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent will be made fat. Ver. 4.—(Comp. ch. 10:4.) The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; literally, and nothing is there—he gains nothing (ch. 14:6; 20:4). He has the wish, but not the... Continue Reading →