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Is there anything I can do to make up for all my lost years? I wish I hadn't lived the way I did. It wasn't worth it.
Billy Graham writes, "The past can't be changed, much as you might wish it could. But listen: The past can be forgiven, and God can give you hope for the future!"
Why do some people never seem to learn from their mistakes? I have a friend who got into a really abusive relationship with someone last year, and now she's about to fall into the same situation with someone else. I've tried to talk to her, but she just doesn't get it.
As you're discovering, one of life's most frustrating experiences is to try to help someone who is headed toward almost certain disaster - and then have them ignore you.
I'll be heading into my last year of college at the end of the summer, and I'm already terrified because I don't know what I'll be doing after I get out. I know you'll tell me to pray about this, and I do, but I'm still afraid I'll make a wrong decision. Am I doing something wrong?
No, you aren't necessarily doing anything wrong; in fact, it's right for you to pray about your future and seek God's guidance (as I often say in this column).
I moved to a different part of the country last year, thinking it would make me forget my problems and bring me happiness, but it hasn't. Is God the answer? I've never thought about God much, but I need something.
Don't keep searching in the wrong places for the peace you seek.
I heard somewhere that you'll soon be celebrating your 90th birthday. My sincere congratulations and best wishes to you for such a long life! When is it, anyway? And what are your thoughts about living so long? Do you ever wish you could just go on to heaven?
I never thought I'd live this long; when I was growing up, I can't recall that any members of our family lived to this age. I thank God for giving me such a long and full life.
What is blasphemy? Is it the same thing as profanity? I admit that once in a while I get upset and use some cuss words I probably shouldn't, but I don't really mean anything by it.
Blasphemy involves cursing or reviling God, or acting in a way that scorns Him, mocks Him, or denounces Him.
When I was young, people told me that God put us here for a purpose. I asked God to show me what it was, but I'm in my 80s now and I can't say I've ever done anything special. I tried to do what was right, to be a good husband and father, and to help our church, but did I miss something?
No, not necessarily; maybe you were doing exactly what God wanted you to do.
We had a high school class reunion recently, and someone I hadn't seen since high school was wearing a cross around her neck. She never struck me as a religious person, and when I asked her about it she laughed and said it was her good luck charm. Is this a good idea?
No doubt she was sincere, but God never meant for anything to be used as a good luck charm - especially a cross.
I don't see how God can blame us for our sins. After all, we all grew up in homes that weren't perfect, and God shouldn't blame us if we have the same bad habits our parents did.
You're right - up to a point; we're all shaped to some extent by our families and other childhood experiences.
How can I convince my friends that Jesus can really make a difference in their lives? The problem is, I used to be fairly wild, and they don't believe me when I tell them I've changed because Jesus has come into my life. They think I'm just pretending.
The most important thing you can do is demonstrate by your life that Jesus has changed you.
My uncle always makes a big deal about making a list of New Year's resolutions, although a month or two later he forgets all about them. Now he's bugging me to make a list. Why should I bother? It'll just make me feel guilty when I fail to keep them.
Far too many people go through life without ever stopping to think about the road they're on, and whether or not it's the right one.
Several people keep forwarding long e-mails to me (a dozen or more a day), mostly about things I don't care anything about, or even find offensive. I end up wasting hours on them. Should I block them, or demand people stop sending them? I don't want to be rude, however.
I suspect many people would echo your complaint; it's become far too easy to waste time on the Internet, as you've discovered.
I try to be a good Christian, and I suppose people who don't know me very well would say I am. But when I get around some of my old friends I forget all about Jesus and my behavior changes. What's wrong with me? God must be very disappointed in me.
Have you ever asked yourself why your old friends have so much influence over you? The reason, I suspect, is because you don't want them to reject you. ...
The other day, a friend asked me how many of my New Year's resolutions I'd managed to keep, and I had to admit that I'd forgotten all about them. He admitted that this had been his experience, as well. Why do we have so much trouble changing our behavior?
We want to do what is right - but we don't have the moral and spiritual strength to do it. ...
Which is more difficult for a Christian: To live under freedom or to live under repression?
Witnessing on the Job
As a film producer, he finds opportunities on the movie set to witness to Christ.
A Conversation With J. C. Watts Jr.
U.S. Congressman Watts speaks about his faith and the spiritual climate in Washington, D. C.
A Conversation with Ruth Bell Graham
From her early childhood and throughout her life, Mrs. Graham says that her relationship with Jesus is her greatest joy.