We are in the same boat, we all have the same helmsman who is setting the course, and we will get to our destination safely if we all stay on board. There will be storms and gales, but the Lord knows where to steer, and if anyone escapes, it…
What did the Lord come into the world for? He came to liberate man from the bonds of slavery. Apostle Paul explains what kind of slavery it was: For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. (Romans 7: 19).
We are accustomed to being guided solely by our personal experience. We do not have the courage to speak about the struggle and the triumph over the sin because it is beyond human power.
We have come to the Church in order to break away from the captivity, from the darkness, from the pit, and to start a new life where everything will be in God: my health issues, my salary, all relationships that I have.
There are certain times in my life when I feel depressed when it’s hard for me to pray when my mind wanders around. What would you recommend doing in those moments? How do I deal with those emotional states?
Our earthly life is getting less and less varied. The life of a Christian seems weird to outside observers in pursuit of large-scale events and effects. The outer life of a Christian is much quieter and simpler.