“What does the Bible say about anger?”……Handling anger is an important topic. Christian counselors report that 50 percent of people who come in for counseling have problems dealing with anger. Anger can shatter communication and tear apart relationships, and it ruins both the joy and health of many. Sadly, people tend to justify their anger […]

Don't worry Do not worry! Earthly goods deceive the human heart into believing that they give it security and freedom from worry. But in truth, they are what cause anxiety. The heart which clings to goods receives with them the choking burden of worry. Worry collects treasures, and treasures produce more worries. We desire to […]

“Is it wrong for a Christian to be depressed?”……Answer: Depression is somewhat of a charged issue among Christians. Some flatly declare it to be a sin. The thinking is that depression reveals a lack of faith in God's promises, God's judgment on sinful behavior, or just laziness. We know that God is good and loving […]

The Grace of Being Content 1 Timothy 6:8 “So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.“ The last of God’s Ten Commandments–and probably the most difficult to obey–deals with the sin of covetousness. Exodus 20:17 "You must not covet your neighbor's house. You must not covet your neighbor's wife, male or […]

Be Content Philippians 4:11"Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have " The English word “content” can bring up thoughts of indifference and mild temperament. Modern usage tends to give “content” a negative connotation, as though such an attitude has little ambition or drive. […]

Being Happy: Some Thoughts on Contentment…… Now and then it's good to pause inour pursuit of happiness and just be happy. There is something profoundly annoying about the words “be happy”. I mean, if contentment was that easy, we'd all have it, am I right? Well, things that are simple aren't always easy├ö├ç┬¬ but I […]

I will not be afraid Psalm 34:4“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.… He freed me from all my fears.” There are many things in such a world as ours that can bring fear into human hearts–fear of want, fear of war, fear of rejection, fear of the dark, and a multitude of […]