Things should be better than this. How long are you supposed to wait for the “Fully Alive” life Jesus promised? Is getting past your hang-ups supposed to be this hard? For you, how do you spell RELIEF?
For as long as human beings have tried to survive in a sinful world they have asked WHY. The problem of good and evil is one of the biggest of all questions. As I talk about in my just-released book The Christian’s Journey Through Grief, when you lose a loved one this becomes intensely personal. In the last couple weeks I’ve had so many conversations with people wrestling with whether it’s OK to ask WHY?
Ask the wrong questions, and you’ll get answers that are misleading at best and possibly harmful. Ask better questions, and you’ll get much more helpful answers. There are some questions every married person should ask that can significantly change both your satisfaction and your success in your most important human relationship.
What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you? Or is it happening to you right now? Or perhaps the worst is an ongoing challenge that continues to slowly drain the life out of you. Well-meaning people around you may say in various ways, “It will be OK.”
So you’re looking for and praying for Mr. or Mrs. Right, your soulmate, the person God has uniquely created who will bring you joy, intimacy, and fulfillment. And now your heart is beating a little faster. Your emotions are getting hooked. And you wonder, is this The One?