Around every corner there is a risk of negativity consuming us. Whether it is a missed opportunity, a disappointment, a broken promise, or loss, the decision is before us to be consumed by these negative situations in our lives or to choose how we respond to these moments.
This issue focuses on overcoming negativity. It is about developing the commitment and practice of living with joy and hope for the future. “I will life my eyes to the mountains from whence comes my help. My help is from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).
What is your experience of overcoming negativity? When is it difficult? When have you been successful? Who are your mentors and inspiration along the way? Share your thoughts in the comments sections of articles or email us to share your story.
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Articles in this issue
Seeking answers about negativity
We each have very testing and challenging moments in our lives. They are often frustrating, painful, and hard to recover from. We can work these…
Dealing with depression
"Is depression a physical disease, or a spiritual ailment? Is there anything I can do to be freed from it?"
A Biblical remedy to depression
This response to depression may seem counterintuitive. But when implemented in a heartfelt way people can see real changes in life as they begin living…
Changing lives: finding a God-made religion
A woman writes about her path from growing cynical of religion, to finding a community that believes in the same merciful and loving God she…
9 approaches to overcoming depression and negativity
When we find ourselves in states of depression, we can find comfort and instruction in the Lord's Word to feel peace and happiness again.
Freedom from care for the morrow
When we learn to trust in the Lord and faithfully carry out the responsibilities of our daily lives, we often find our worries for the…
Walking on water
One of the often related and poorly understood miracles of Jesus is walking on water. Why did Jesus walk on water? Was it to prove…
Be of good cheer (small group Bible study)
How do we overcome past mistakes to live as fully as we can in Him? Gather some friends together and utilize this small group outline…