We don’t have to look far to see that many people in the world are dealing with a variety of problems and are in need of solutions. No matter what problem you are facing — whether it is emotional, psychological or spiritual — Jesus Christ holds the solution that you need. As we walk together in this podcast, we will address a number of topics that exist in the world and present solutions from the Bible that will help you heal and live life more abundantly. Our aim in this podcast is: (1) to introduce you to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the ultimate source of all healing; (2) to provide you with information that will help you to understand the problem; and (3) to help you by providing solutions to your problems.
Our passage from the Word of God today is 1 Thessalonians 4:14. It reads, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
Our quote for today is from Augustine. He said, “We want to reach the kingdom of God, but we don’t want to travel by way of death. And yet there stands Necessity saying: ‘This way, please.’ Do not hesitate, man, to go this way, when this is the way that God came to you.”
Our problem today is “The Problem of Death in Your Life” (part 5) from the book, “The Guide to Biblical Counseling” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins.
Matthew Henry said, “He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.”
1. Focus on basic needs.
– Be sure to focus on basic needs — food, shelter, safety. If these needs are not met, the critical emotional issues will be even harder to handle.
– People who are experiencing shock may neglect hygiene, necessary medications, or meals.
2. Discover the best ways of coping.
– Assess the level of emotions present by using some of the questions suggested previously.
– Some people process crisis emotions better by being busy while others need to be alone. If you’re the former, find something simple to do and if you’re the latter, find a quiet place to be alone.
3. Seek social interaction.
– Do not withdraw from social interactions. Find support in your friendships.
– Some friendships will be different (for example, if a spouse has died), but your friends will still want your company, even without the other person.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.