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Q & A

As a Bible-teaching ministry, we receive many questions by phone, email, and letter. This series is an attempt to answer some of the most common questions we receive.

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Q & A: How can I avoid and overcome the post-Christmas blues?

Christmas is a very stressful time. All the things we do leading up to, during, and following Christmas stress us. Even the good things—shopping, cooking, gifts, family gatherings, spending, eating, and extra church, work, and school events—stress us emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And as with most times of high stress there follows a time of backlash we refer to as the blues.

Q & A: How do I experience the Lord's peace when I'm afraid?

The last thing Jesus said before He left this earth was “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). All of us who have received Christ as our Saviour have the assurance of His abiding presence. When we feel afraid we need consciously to choose to seek the Lord and look to Him to provide what we need.

Q & A: What's good about aging?

We tend to focus on the negatives of growing older. Our youth-obsessed society often ignores the benefits and blessings of growing older and instead focuses on the physical challenges. The Bible presents aging as a normal, natural part of life in this world. In fact, growing old is a blessing of God and the elderly are to be honoured (Deuteronomy 5:33; Leviticus 19:32).

Q & A: What are the keys to receiving what I pray for?

The Word of God instructs us to pray for something according to God’s will until we get it. Matthew 7:7 says “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (NASB). We are exhorted to practice persistent repetition of our requests, not a formulaic repetition of words, which Jesus condemned (Matthew 6:7–8).