“We rushed to the hospital where they began tests. Three days later we’re no closer to answers. We have no friends, no support network, and no clue how to get through this. I don’t know how I’m going to keep it together.”
Help Me Understand
Help Me Understand was launched by Insight for Living Canada to help people understand how the Bible is relevant to their everyday lives.
By addressing issues such as loneliness, anxiety, anger, and self-esteem, we show how the Bible speaks directly to their concerns.
Through these articles, we pray individuals learn to open their Bibles as a first step in times of struggle, rather than turn to the myriad of resources the world offers.
The Bible not only speaks to our emotions, empathizing with us, it also clearly explains problems and offers effective solutions.
“Have I lost my salvation? Does God still love me even though I'm doing everything wrong? And where do I go from here? I don't know what to do.”
“To be perfectly honest I'm just about ready to give up trying to be a good person. It seems like every time I try to do the right thing something happens and I crash and make things even worse. And following each failed attempt I become more and more despondent. That feels awful! Romans 7:14 might as well be my life verse—“The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin.” I'm a slave to sinning and I can't see a way to stop. So what's the point in trying?”
“There's a story in the Bible I can't wrap my head around. It's when Jesus talks to the rich man who has kept the law all his life and tells him to sell everything he has and give it to the poor. Why would that do anyone any good? If I gave all my money to the poor then I would have nothing. Then I would be the charity case. How would that be helping the kingdom?”
We battle the Devil. The Devil, also called Satan, was an elite angel who rebelled against God, seeking to steal His glory and usurp His authority. He became the commander-in-chief of a war against God so God cast him out of heaven with a minority of angels now known as demons. Satan and his demons operate by deceiving us, seducing us, blinding us, accusing us, and seeking to influence us in such a way as to defeat us and thereby rob God of His glory (Ephesians 6:12).
“I know I should never question those God placed in authority of the church, but I'm starting to feel exhausted always trying to measure up to their standards. It never seems like I can do enough or be enough.”
Regardless of your age do not face aging with denial. Aging is not a choice but our response to it is.
God provides redemption from our sin and a fallen world through the death of Jesus Christ. Embracing Christ as Saviour and Lord is the foundation for successful parenting.
Good or bad things can be stressors therefore stress is unavoidable. Anything that stresses one aspect of our being affects our total being.