Martin Luther, in his sermons and writings, often dwelled on the importance of fully recognizing God’s power over everything that happens, including over all the sufferings that befall us. For instance, in Luther’s commentary on the sixth Psalm, he begins with this statement: “In all trials and affliction man should first of all run to […]

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When an obsession strikes, a short time is available for straight thinking before it overwhelms us and we start doing compulsions.  Maybe, there are a couple of seconds in which to do something really good and worthwhile.  What we must do is put the obsession in a different perspective so that its fear is lessened […]

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