Is anger a sin? No, anger itself is not wrong. The Bible says, “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold” (Ephesians 4:26-27, NIV). Although anger is not a sin, it’s a signal that calls you to action. It alerts you that something is wrong, and it gives you a desire to respond. Sometimes our response results in a sinful reaction. You’ll need to first look at the root cause of your anger.
Root Causes of Anger
Hurt is a root cause of anger. If someone hurts you, you get angry. Let’s say your significant other was having an affair. (more…)
A panic attack is a sudden overwhelming fear that comes without warning. Your heart begins to pound, and the room spins. Sound familiar? If you struggle with panic attacks, it can be a terrifying experience that feels like a heart attack. Even worse, it can paralyze your entire life with fear, wondering when your next panic attack might be. To help you, here are a few ways to deal with panic attacks.
What are some of the signs and symptoms of a panic attack? (more…)
“When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm.” – Luke 8:24
Are you going through some storms in your life? If so, don’t give up! A story from the Gospels offers tips on how to safely navigate choppy waters.
In the book of Luke, Jesus said to His disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake” (Luke 8:22). So when they got in the boat and started across the Sea of Galilee, a storm came up. But it wasn’t just a few waves—it was a violent storm!
As the storm got worse, Jesus was asleep down below. (more…)
Take a look around you. Can you see everything in your surroundings? Most of us would say yes. But the truth is, whether your vision is 20/20 or corrected by lenses, the answer is the same: no matter how hard you try, you cannot see everything around you.
The human eye has a blind spot—a small area on the retina, about the size of a pencil eraser, without photoreceptors. We usually aren’t aware of this blind spot because our brains fill in this blank area with the surrounding images, making our visual field appear seamless. But this is an optical illusion. With one eye closed, any object passing through this small field will disappear momentarily. (more…)
Does worry weigh you down? Maybe your mind races when you go in for your annual checkup, afraid you’ll be diagnosed with a terminal illness. Or you might lie awake at night wondering if your spouse is keeping something from you. Perhaps you worry that there will not be enough money at the end of the month. Can you relate?
If so, worry is holding you back. The good news is that it’s possible to overthrow the worry that weighs you down! There are many Scriptures that give us insight on how to handle our worry and anxiety. Reading these won’t make the feelings go away immediately, but when you can gain perspective and realize that God is there for you, it becomes easier to see your way out of worry and into peace. Here are 10 Scriptures that will help you overthrow worry: (more…)