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5 Signs You're Dependent on God

Though we all physically grow into adulthood, God always considers us His precious little children. Like young children, we are unable to provide for ourselves and should depend on God to meet our needs.

7 Practices of Physical Rest to Improve Your Spiritual and Mental Health

Often, we assimilate ideas unaware. They are marketed through cultural messaging. Before we know it, we embrace a mindset without even weighing the truth of its claims. Reading, studying, and meditating on Scripture helps us to identify if there are areas where we are off base. It also grows our relationship with God and strengthens our trust in Him.

How Christians Can Take Mental Health More Seriously

Thanks to continued exposure of the mental illness epidemic in our country—if not the world—and the promotion of mental health care, more people are coming to terms with this disease as being more common than not and expressing more positive views about it.Yet, sadly, there are still those who think negatively about those with a mental illness. According to the American Psychological Association’s 2019 poll, around 33% of those surveyed agreed with the statement, “People with mental health disorders scare me,” and 39% said, “they would view someone differently if they knew [they] had a mental health disorder.”Mental health is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life. But usually, when a person hears the term “mental health,” depression immediately comes to mind. And they aren’t wrong. Depression was the leading mental health disorder in America in 2021, with 57.8 million reported sufferers (one in every five persons). That’s up from 18.5% in 2019. Granted, the uptick is most likely attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.Regardless, mental health cases continue to rise in America, although our country ranks 29th in the international rating of depressive countries, with a suicide rate of 16.1 per 100,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, in 2019, one in every eight people in the world (970 million) lived with a mental disorder, with depression and anxiety being the most common.As someone who suffers from depression, I fall into that “one in every five persons” category, and, honestly, I can attest to the fact that I have been viewed differently by some once they find out. One can feel discriminated against, which is why I tend to disclose my diagnosis only when necessary. And for this article, it’s necessary, because it’s important that people—including believers—take mental illness seriously. Maybe even more so today than in any other time in our history.But how?Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Prostock-Studio

How to Find Biblical Joy When You Have Been Treated Unfairly

Inevitably, all of us will eventually suffer unjust treatment. We will be treated unfairly, be misunderstood, and our motives will be misinterpreted and questioned. We are responsible for ourselves and the condition of our own hearts before God. We can only do so much to try and make things right; then, we need to leave it in the hands of our loving Father, who allows us to experience unjust treatment for his purposes and our sanctification.

Common Misconceptions about Heaven and What the Bible Tells Us to Expect

Regardless of religious affiliation, nearly all respondents believe heaven is the absence of suffering. Most expect to see their loved ones who have previously died—approximately half hope to reunite with pets. Forty percent also claim they will be able to watch events on Earth and perhaps even interact with people. Not surprisingly, almost half think they can become angels.Only sixty-two percent mentioned meeting God in heaven.

Timothy Keller: a Legacy of Admirable Faith and Wisdom

The impact and legacy of Timothy Keller will endure for years to come. Each and every believer serves a vital and important role in the Body of the Church, but for some, they are called to live out the calling of being a voice for the Kingdom. With all of his strength and vigor, Timothy Keller did just that. His life is one where he took every and all piece of his ministry back to the Word of God.

8 Ways You Can Control Your Anger

Anger, a fleshly desire, is controlled as we embrace divine guidance and submit to loving the Word, listening in prayer, and learning to do what God says. Choosing God’s help, self-control, and heaven’s wisdom will produce the likeness of Jesus.

Knowing God’s Voice Intimately

For many of us praying to God feels like yelling within a great canyon. Sometimes it may seem like someone’s joining the conversation, but how can we be sure thatothervoice isn’t just an echo of our own thoughts, words, and desires?

5 Myths about Angels

He will send angels to help you at times, but the glory and praise belong to God—not to the angels.


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