CategoryPeace vs. Anxiety

The Key to True Inner Peace During Times of Distress

Every time we check our phones or look at the news, the future seems increasingly uncertain. As more and more people are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we may find it difficult to find peace in the midst of these distressing circumstances. Despite everyone’s efforts to fight this illness, it’s still not clear when things will get back to normal. This uncertainty has also crept into our daily...

How to Experience Peace in a Troubling Environment

The fear and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming. Worries about our health, the economy, the well-being of the people we’re close to—as well as those all over the world—threaten to engulf us. It’s easy to get swept away by the constant stream of alarming news reports and commentary on social media. At the same time, many things we’ve relied on to comfort or entertain us...

Learning the Secret from the Bible of Being Content in All Things

We all go through high and low points in our lives. But when faced with the lows—the puzzling and difficult situations—what do we do? How do we react? Do we wish things were different? In Philippians 4:11-12 Paul makes a remarkable claim: “I have learned, in whatever circumstances I am, to be content. I know also how to be abased, and I know how to abound. In everything and in all things I have...

Death Versus Life and Peace in Romans 8:6

In Romans 8:6 Paul draws a stark contrast between two things: “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace.” Death, or life and peace—it all depends on where the mind is set. We surely prefer life and peace, but since life and peace result from the mind set on the spirit, how do we do that? What is the spirit? What is the flesh? What is death...

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