Angry With God? My Fourth Concern

The Emotional Life My fourth concern is our struggle with emotions in general. Anger suffers from our more general lack of a way to deal with emotions. Emotions. Can you trust them? Many Christians don’t think you can. This is the result of some unhelpful teaching on emotions that became pretty common in some circles. […]

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Angry With God? My Third Concern

To get at this concern, let’s have a  hypothetical conversation. Scenario One: You say, “I’m angry with God.” I say, “Hmm. What are you doing about your anger with God?” Your answer:  Silence. I rest my case. Angry at God and doing nothing about it. That is hazardous to your heart and souring to your […]

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The Five Insights

Quite a few people asked me for the five insights from the Sunday message. They are only five of the many more insights we need when times are hard, but they are a good start. Read all of them in light of Romans 8:28-39 and Romans 5:3-4. ONE: Expect the Expected. (See yesterday’s post for […]

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What God Has Promised (and Not Promised)

What Shall I Do When Life Gets Hard? One core insight from the Sunday message is to have proper expectations. Expect the unexpected AND expect the EXPECTED. Don’t expect Hakuna Matata. A problem-free philosophy is going to have a rude and abrupt encounter with reality. Real life has problems, difficulties, struggles, challenges, and even crises […]

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Responsibility Mistakes

Being irresponsible, of course, is the most frequent mistake about responsibility. There are others as well. Codependency: This is when you take on too much responsibility for another person, which enables them to continue in their irresponsibility. This is a common mistake that happens often with spouses of addicts. It also happens in almost any […]

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