Answers to your Questions…

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Q: Things haven’t been going well for me lately. I’ve been looking for a new job and have submitted a number of applications, but I still haven’t found a new position. Now I’m wondering if maybe it’s not God’s will for me to find a new and better job. Got any advice?

A: Many people have the attitude that whatever happens is God’s will, so they should . . .  read more

Answers to Your Questions…

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Q: Some months ago, I suffered a personal loss that made me wish I were dead. I often still feel that way. I know it’s not right, but sometimes I can’t help being angry with God for having let this happen to me. My friends don’t understand either. They sympathized at first, but then they started telling me to get on with my life. Lately they’ve been avoiding me. I’ve never felt so miserable or so alone. What can I do?

A: It sounds like you’ve been through . . .  read more

Simple Thoughts on Prayer

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Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 4:6–7 NLT

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To pray without ceasing is to do everything with prayer. This does not mean that every . . .  read more

Answers to Your Questions…

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Q: I recently made some costly mistakes and became very discouraged as a result—and that discouragement is not going away. I’m a failure. I feel like giving up. What can I do to get out of this mess?

A: Even though we may not understand why the Lord sometimes allows us to stumble and fall, we must remember that He loves . . .  read more

Developing Biblical Self-Control

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O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in Thee.
Let Thy mighty calmness reign in me;
Rule me, O King of gentleness,
King of peace.
Give me control, great power of self-control,
Control over my words, thoughts and actions.
From all irritability, want of meekness, want of gentleness, dear Lord, deliver me.
By Thine own deep patience, give me patience.
Make me in this and all things more and more like Thee.
—St. John of the Cross (1542–1591)

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We are never going to enjoy stability, . . .  read more