Distress affects all of us in different ways. Some of us feel anxious and panicky. Others feel irritable or depressed. But Jesus has a gift for us – if we will receive it.
Atheists say that Christians believe in “the God of the gaps.” There are things we can’t explain, and so we attribute them to God – sort of like how people hear a creak in the attic and fear that a ghost is lurking up there. Is this accusation fair?
The Bible consists of 66 books written by 40 authors living at various times over a period of 1,600 years. And yet the Bible tells one coherent and beautiful story, a story that gives strong evidence for the inspiration of the scriptures.
The political environment in the U.S. is becoming hateful and violent. It’s very disturbing. What’s going to happen to us? In 551 BC, the prophet Daniel had a vision that still communicates a reassuring message all these years later.
When something goes wrong, is it our first inclination to get irritated? If we yield ourselves to the Spirit of Christ, he will teach us patience (Gal. 5:22-23).
I am resolved means to be determined.
Hebrews 2: 17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being [j]tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
It’s tempting to think that life is pointless. I’m just one person. Can I possibly make a difference in the world? In his parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus says an emphatic yes (Luke 10:25-37).
Daniel prayed three times a day, even though his life was seriously threatened by corrupt colleagues. In circumstances like that, why should anyone pray and even give thanks to God? Isn’t it plain that prayer doesn’t really do any good?
Dependability is a character quality that we all need and appreciate in others. But how do we find people who can be trusted? The Bible gives us a challenging answer.