“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 […]

If you are caught up in a storm of suffering 1. Be free to speak honestly and angrily about your suffering The top sufferers in the bible always expressed their honest anger to God Job:The arrows of the Almighty are in me├ö├ç┬¬. God's terrors are marshaled against me├ö├ç┬¬├ö├ç┬¬What strength do I have that I should […]

“What does the Bible say about arrogance?”……Answer: The words arrogance, arrogant, proud, and haughty are mentioned over 200 times in the NIV Bible. And in practically every occurrence it is a behavior or attitude detested by God. The Bible tells us those who are arrogant and have a haughty heart are an abomination to Him: […]