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

Struggles that Strengthen

By Maria Fontaine

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The Lord knows that encouragement is very important to us, and He wants to give us a lot of it. Encouragement plays a key role in helping us to keep going, even when we feel like quitting. Encouragement is one of the greatest pick-me-ups—and when it comes from the Lord, I’d say it’s the greatest. God’s encouragement helps us to know that we’re not alone, that He understands what we’re facing‚ and that if we just hold on a little longer, we will make it.

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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

A compilation

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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