Question: “What does the Bible say about stress?” Answer: The dictionary defines stress as “physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension.” Some stress is necessary and even good—such as the physical strain we put on our muscles in order to make them stronger. But when we talk about “stress,” we are usually referring to excessive or negative mental … More What does the Bible say about stress?
Comfort for the Grieving, Hurting, and Dying Series – Part IV As we continue this series, today will look at the second stage of the 5 Stages of Grief, ANGER. I remember one being told that “a good Christian never get angry” and being a young immature believer I thought that to be true, NOT!!! Christ was … More Devotional Thought for Today – 04/05/2021
AMP and RVR 1960 In Matthew 6:25–34, we find the portion of the Sermon on them Mount, where Jesus deals with Anxiety. Basically His advise if you will is what good is there in worrying? In other words how does it benefit you? In v.25 He asks is life not more than the temporal (food, clothing and … More Devotional Thought for Today – 10/15/2020
By Michael Hendrix August 21, 2020 This essay is part of a special series of the American Project that seeks to address the crisis of loneliness during the global COVID-19 pandemic. New Yorkers are used to hearing sirens. And then came March’s round-the-clock ambulance wails, every hour of every day. Through the barred windows of my … More WE ARE SUFFERING FROM A SOCIAL RECESSION, TOO.
Did You Know? Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. People with an anxiety disorder are three to five … More Praying When You Feel Anxiety or Depression
The following 14 Part series by John MacArthur and staff at GTY explores the biblical answers to Anxiety, Doubt and Worry. Along with God’s Sovereignty and the Believer’s response. Unshakable Peace Believers often find themselves living in contradiction to the world, and we should. The runaway anxiety and constant fear that grips … More Attacking Anxiety
Overwhelmed by God Jeremy Peters | April 28, 2020 Overwhelmed is a strong word that many of us can resonate with. Written into this word is imagery of capture—of being crushed. The word overwhelmed itself paints the picture of a boat being careened by a wave of water: completely submerged, buried, and smothered in drowning and disorientation. But the … More Overwhelmed by God
It should be clear by now that unchecked anxiety isn’t good for you. It’s a sin expressly forbidden by the Lord, so there is the spiritual cost to consider. But it’s also harmful to your health, your productivity, and your relationships. It wreaks havoc throughout your life, and as we saw yesterday, it strangles your … More John MacArthur on Anxiety and God’s Sovereignty
When we think of being tempted we think of doing things wrong that is sinning against God. Of course that is true, and we need to Armor Up daily to fight off the willy temptations of the devil what other types of temptations are running about especially with the COVID-19 situation? How about: Anger – maybe … More Tempted
FALSE FOLLOWING Ye seek me … because ye did eat of the leaves and were filled – John 6:26 You may perish be false devotions as much as by real scandal. – Thomas Watson Worldlings in serving God, serve themselves of God, they follow him for loaves more than for love. – John Trapp DESPONDENCY … More PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 12 & 13 July