We are imperfect people living among other imperfect people in an imperfect world. That has numerous effects.
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.
Until we are finally in the presence of God with all His saints we will never get rid of all loneliness; it is an inescapable part of life. But we can control it.
We all have an intuitive sense of justice and that wrong must be atoned for. But because of our sin nature we are prone to self-atonement and false guilt, a sense and thought that we must somehow pay the penalty ourselves.
Conflict per se isn't necessarily bad. But we have a problem when conflict stems from, is expressed with, or remains unresolved, because of sinful motives, attitudes, or actions.
Part of our created humanness is that we form natural emotional and psychological attachments to people and things. But when lose them—such as in the death of a loved one—we experience the process of grief.
Self-esteem is tied to our sense of belonging, our sense of worth, and sense of accomplishment. Our problem is that sin affects every part of our being including our mental perceptions.
Besides suffering being difficult physically, emotionally, and spiritually the fact that it often appears to have no rhyme or reason, and appears meaningless adds a measure of psychological suffering.
The problem we have with anger is the motivation behind it, how we express it, and how we direct it. These determine whether our anger is right or wrong.