He Is Sovereign Over Your Pain

A Christian can know that His God is sovereign over his pain. And that is a great comfort. It's also a source of hope and joy not only in spite of pain but through pain. Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia,... Continue Reading →

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Weapons Against Anxiety: Humility and Faith

Two of the greatest weapons against anxiety are also two of the most scarce virtues of our day. And so it isn't surprising that ours is an anxious day. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Pain

No one in this life is beyond the the possibility of deep sin or crisis or crippling despair. No one is beyond the reach of life simply falling apart. Which is another way of saying that no one is beyond needing Jesus. I read a 1994 Washington Post story about a normal family man who... Continue Reading →

A Tick On the Clock

If none of the things you want most out of life could be resolved by Jesus coming back, your heart is not calibrated correctly.   Your heart was designed to commune with God.  It’s in God that you can have the peace and hope and joy that you thirst for.  And when the Son of God returns... Continue Reading →

My Worst Enemy

I won’t waste your time:  My worst enemy is my own sin.   I am always tempted to look at what others have done to me, or are currently doing to me, or how I'm being shortchanged in a certain way as my biggest problem.  It makes sense to a shortsighted, self-centered mind.   "The... Continue Reading →

Your Life As A House

I was thinking this morning during a conversation with my wife.  That happens a lot on Saturday mornings, because we both drink coffee and the kids quiet down as we drive around our side of town and sight see.  The thoughts were about people we know who claim to be Christians, and think they are... Continue Reading →

A Catechism for Our Day

The Word of God is always relevant.  And our hearts will be healthier when they are brought under it. A Christian who brings Scripture and the God of Scripture to bear on his thoughts, emotions, choices, philosophy, theology, self-talk, vocation, family dynamic, behaviors, hobbies, and habits will be a Christian whose spiritual muscles and bones... Continue Reading →

Killing Anxiety

For a Christian, anxious thinking is illogical thinking.   When a Christian is anxious, he is assigning more weight, more power, to his problem than to God.  This is, after all, the God He professes is sovereign and who He claims loves him.  And yet here this Christian is, worried and nervous and agitated and irritable.... Continue Reading →

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