Let me tell you a little story about staying in the game called life. “I will not play this game anymore!” It was unusual to hear this from the mouth of my eleven-years old nephew. He loved this online game and was playing it for months. Concerned, I asked what happened.
With this unprecedented pandemic, we need more than ever the art of disciplining our minds in difficult times. Thoughts have consequences. They affect our mental and emotional health. Not only our current thoughts but also our belief systems play a crucial role in our well-being and stability. When the crisis hit, it exposes and challenges our beliefs. Is our house built on sand or on a Rock?
Personal expectations can be a source of satisfaction and joy, as well as a source of disappointment and frustration. But why do we get so disappointed when things do not develop as we expect? And how can we live not depending on our expectations?
How can we responsibly handle our expectations and thus increase our satisfaction in life? The hotel is crowded and loud, the desired job comes in a package with a complaining colleague, the attempts to eat healthy fail, a friend refuses to help at the last minute, the husband has forgotten the anniversary.
What is the difference between my way and God’s way of meeting needs and fulfilling desires? Why is God’s way the best for us?
The delusion of hopelessness is mainly a consequence of false beliefs. When we adopt an attitude of mistrust, suspicion, and despair, and it becomes a firm mind-set, then the delusion of hopelessness takes control.
In the previous article, we looked at the state of disappointment with God and its serious negative consequences on our lives. Here we will look at how to put an end to the disappointment with God. Continue reading “7 Ways to End the Disappointment with God”
Do you feel disappointed by God? It happens often that the disappointment with life, people, and circumstances grows into disappointment with God. Continue reading “No, Disappointment with God Is Not Harmless”
The refusal to forgive is a big and often underestimated problem and an obstacle to the healing and well-being of our souls. This article deals with forgiveness from a Biblical point of view and the reasons to forgive. It also reviews the consequences for us if we forgive or if we choose not to forgive. Continue reading “The Best Reasons to Forgive”
There is no living man who has not experienced the bitterness of disappointment, and his brother’s dark shadow – the discouragement. We all experience brief moments of disappointment and depression, but sometimes it becomes a permanent, highly destructive mental state. The disappointment is a state of embitterment and the most common cause of discouragement. Very often they go hand-in-hand and intertwine. Continue reading “Disappointment and Discouragement – 6 Steps to Overcome”