Obeying when you don’t feel like it

“I’m so discouraged today. I would be a hypocrite if I went to church today.” Despair is a terrible advisor of daily decisions, and yet statements like this one above are the very real convictions of too many struggling Christians. “I can’t pray right now, I’m just so angry”, “Leave

Anger done rightly

There are many things in this sin-cursed life that make the blood of the believers boil. When things like abortion, corruption, prostitution, riots, and abusive relationships fill the news and seem to be promoted by so many, we as Christians should feel a certain level of moral outrage. Even in

Verses for all those emotions

Emotions send us all over the place. They might not be inherently evil, but the more we listen to our feelings, the more we get into trouble. By reading the Scriptures one quickly realises that it is like a giant app for emotions. Open the Scriptures, find the emotion you

How to wait on the Lord

Waiting implies inactivity. Dictionaries define waiting as delaying or postponing action. And sadly that is what many Christians think about when we talk about waiting for the Lord. We get this terminology from the Scriptures, particularly the Psalms. But it doesn’t imply inactivity. Quite the opposite. When we wait for

Getting angry the right way

Ephesians 4:26–27 (ESV) Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. This verse has been used countless times to justify sinful anger, which, is actually itself something to make the most godly of saints angry!