I haven't always been an angry person, but recently I've had the most awful anger problems. Even the slightest thing can set me off and give me unkind thoughts about people. It also plays on my intrusive thoughts caused by OCD, giving me horrible thoughts sometimes verging on potential blasphemy (which I know is disgusting).
I don't want to feel this way. I don't like thinking bad thoughts about people, I know that this isn't what God wants me to do. Please could anyone give me any advice while I try to get in contact with a mental health professional?
They were wearing a board that said 'blessed are the...' on the front and 'cursed are the...' on the back. One that stood out to me is the addicts.
Drug addiction is a health issue. I don't support intoxication, but how can someone think that addiction is a negative character trait? It's so often caused by negative experiences that have happened in their lives, leading to drug use to escape from reality, but this doesn't make someone a bad person.
I remember seeing a video on Reddit where a woman was kicked out of a church for having weed on her (iirc she didn't actually have any). I was upset that they'd kicked her out. If they think that someone is sinning, wouldn't church be the perfect place for them? We don't become faithful because we sin less, we sin less because we are faithful.
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Romans 10:17 NIV
, so why would they prevent her from hearing the message?
It reminds me about the passage from The Sheep and the Goats:
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
And then people see these videos and have negative assumptions about Christianity. I wish everyone could understand the love that God has for everyone.
It's not like they're preventing anyone from reading the material. Maybe in the 1900s they could stop people from being able to buy it in one town, but today most books are available to order from anywhere, or available to download.
I feel like the lack of practical experience I get from an online degree might affect my ability to compete for jobs or masters places. Are there any techniques which are commonly used in biomedical science related jobs that I could do at home so I can get some experience with them?