How Can Depression Be a “Good” Thing?

Psalm 119:65-72

Do you ever get “down” or depressed? Ever felt that you were “put down” — that someone treated you in demeaning manner? Maybe they lied about you, or taunted you with an arrogant rant. Or you were depressed by the painful results of your rotten choices. It might even be that you’ve been dejected over […]

Words for Well-Being

Counsel from Proverbs 12

Have you ever been hurt by something someone said? Or even worse, have you hurt someone deeply by something you blurted out? Maybe that heartache you felt caused you to hurl hurtful words at someone else too. When will all this stop? Proverbs 12:18 can help you and me stop hurting people and start helping […]

Seasons of Prevailing Prayer

in Daniel chapters 9 & 10

Here at Calvary, we have been searching for ways to put Biblical prophecies to work in our daily living. Under the theme, “Wait for It” (from Habakkuk 2:3), we have been looking for answers to a basic question: Since Biblical prophecy is true, what should we do? You can listen to the messages in this […]

On Second Thought

How to Meditate on God's Word

In our mid-week study of Psalm 119 thus far, the word “meditate” has occurred twice. “I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.” (verse 15) “Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.” (verse 23) Consider the following: A bat and a ball […]

What Did You Say?

Malachi 3:16-17 is one of the best passages in Scripture to learn how to make Biblical prophecy practical. It helps you to answer a relevant question: Since Biblical prophecy is true, what should you do? “Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a […]

Why is the Future Bright?

Make a “bee line” to wisdom

In a world that is sometimes dreary and depressing, you may hear someone say that the future is bright. How can this be true? Is talk of a bright future just “fake news” full of empty promises? Or is there real hope? Proverbs 24:13-14 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the […]

Bearing the Yoke in Your Youth

How can this be "good?"

The best that the world has to offer in this situation goes something like this: “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” But that immediately raises the question: where does the sweet stuff come from? Why did Jeremiah write, “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth?” (Lamentations […]

How to Have a Happy Holiday

Consider these words carefully: “We wish you a Merry Christmas!” “Happy Holidays!” “Happy New Year!” Each of these expressions portrays happiness and hope. But is this happy hope real? Maybe you have wondered if you should just say, “Seasons Greetings,” and that way everyone can interpret it any way they wish. After all, how can […]

Why We Have Hope

When you read Lamentations 3:1-20, you can almost feel the sharp edge of God’s judgment. Through the blessed Instrument that we call “The Scriptures,” we can experience the dark emotions of a grieving man. As believers, we know that we are not under God’s wrath (Romans 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9). But each true believer […]