Category Archives: BELIEVE: Believe that God is in Control

Articles identify with the BELIEF step of authentic recovery

Where is God when Evil Storms into My Life?

“So good!!” —Rich Wilkerson, Senior Pastor, Trinity Church, Miami, FL by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project How could a loving God, with sovereign authority and control, with the final say concerning all that exists and happens, allow bad … Continue reading

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Donald or David for President?

by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project “Evangelicals in the past have been very enamored with the possibility of social change via acquisition of power, and yet we are now having to ask ourselves, ‘Is this the way of Jesus?’” … Continue reading

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Hopeless to Helpless… Pain to Peace (Experience Hope, Faith & Love)

You have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. Psalm 31:7 (NLT) by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project At the conclusion of each page of this 3-page article are dozens of confidential 24/7 … Continue reading

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Hopeless to Helpless… Pain to Peace (Experience Love)

At the conclusion of each page of this 3-page article is the link to dozens of confidential 24/7 contact resources for those in crisis. by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project… CLICK HERE to return to Page 1 Now we … Continue reading

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Hopeless to Helpless… Pain to Peace (Experience Faith)

At the conclusion of each page of this 3-page article is the link to dozens of confidential 24/7 contact resources for those in crisis. by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project… CLICK HERE to return to Page 1 Now we see … Continue reading

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Hopeless to Helpless… Pain to Peace (Experience Hope)

You have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. Psalm 31:7 (NLT) by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project At the conclusion of each page of this 3-page article is the link to dozens of … Continue reading

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To Believe or Not Believe? (Beware of Cynics Preying on Faith)

by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project To believe or not believe? Is there a creator? Does God exist? Is God alive? Does God matter? What—or who—powers the light in an otherwise dark existence? Is God involved in what happens here? Is … Continue reading

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Why Heaven and Hell?

by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project It’s often asked, “How can a sovereign, loving God send anyone to hell? How is that love?” It’s a fair question. But before getting into the question, here is another question. Do … Continue reading

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A Disease of Free Will: Interview with NIDA Director, Dr. Nora Volkow

Dr. Nora Volkow Director, National Institute of Drug Abuse A Disease of Free Will From the video series, The Open Mind with Alexander Heffner Click here to view more videos with Dr. Nora Volkow.

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Application: Managing Depression

“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength… Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 (NLT) How do I love … Continue reading

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Lesson: Managing Depression

“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength… Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 (NLT) How do I love … Continue reading

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Application: Measured Faith (Belief Enough?)

“Why call Me Lord when you don’t mean it?” Honestly, what keeps you chained in your recovery journey and Christ-centered life from fully receiving the miracle of the best of the new life experience that God wants and has for … Continue reading

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Application: When Love Isn’t Fair (Relationship Control)

We love from a sense of entitlement of reciprocation and gratification. Love is naturally corrupted by selfishness. So we need the love of God coursing through our being in order to really love someone. Then we can be genuinely compassionate. … Continue reading

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Lesson: Measured Faith (Belief Enough?)

The second of the twelve steps declares that we came to believe in a power greater than ourselves who can restore us to… fill in the blank. The third step boldly declares that we have turned our will and life … Continue reading

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Lesson: When Love Isn’t Fair (Relationship Injustice)

Love typically is experienced by the human reality that ‘I love me and I love you for what you do for me.’ We love from a sense of entitlement of reciprocation and gratification. Love is naturally corrupted by selfishness. So … Continue reading

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Drowning? Reach Up!

Courtesy of Life Worth Living by Dr Adrian Rogers: When the disciples saw Him walking on the water, what was their biggest problem? The water. Jesus, in essence, was saying, “What looks like is going to be over your head, … Continue reading

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Who is Born Again? – “Secret password, please…” (Beware of Self-righteousness)

by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project Something that continues to trouble me is the perverse and pious tampering of the of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; particularly when it comes to the experience of what it truly is to be … Continue reading

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Powerful Christian Testimony from Presidential Candidate, Marco Rubio

I had originally posted Ed Stetzer’s interview with Florida Senator, Marco Rubio. In it the presidential candidate articulates his faith in Jesus Christ like I have not heard before from someone seeking the most important professional position in the world. In … Continue reading

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Kirsten Powers: Becoming a Christian Ruined My Love of Christmas

But then I learned to see the beauty of Christ’s coming like never before. Kirsten A. Powers is an American political pundit and analyst. She began her career as a Democratic Party staff assistant with the Clinton-Gore presidential transition team in … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty: Hopeless to Healed… Wrecked to Restored

by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again. People in the world are broken. The … Continue reading

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My Way or the High Way (Beware of the Idol)

by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your … Continue reading

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“Do I Know You?” (Beware of Dogs)

by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All … Continue reading

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If God Didn’t Always Exist, What Did? (It takes even more faith to be an atheist!)

by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project “I may say that the impossibility of conceiving that this grand and wondrous universe, with our conscious selves, arose through chance, seems to me the chief argument for the existence of God; but … Continue reading

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Who Really Am I In Christ? (Unveiling the Marvelous Mystery)

Such a marvelous mystery… You are my everything, and I will adore You! by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project “He will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess, dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the… Hey! What’s that Monkey on my Back?

by Steven Gledhill for FREEdom from MEdom Project “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” —A.W. Tozer What about the one whose walk with God is stalled by what feels ugly … Continue reading

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