Does God take away life because of our sins and mistakes?

In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "I lost my mom, my dad, and my sister within three years. Each of them died naturally. I was wondering does God take away life because of our sins and mistakes? My family served God and I am continuing to serve God. I am burdened by he pain of the loss of my family and I am trying to understand why they died..."

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How can I trust God when I'm faithful in prayer, but it seems that everything is being taken from me?

In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "I recently lost my job - I was very successful, seemed to be on top of my game and now I am in financial ruin - I’ve lost everything, my job, my house and now my wife is leaving me too - how can I trust God when everything is being taken away no matter how much I pray?"

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How is the suffering we bring upon ourselves different from the suffering God gives us to mature?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "How is the suffering we bring upon ourselves by our choices different or the same as the suffering God gives us to mature? My sister-in-law is struggling with drug addiction. My brother wants to take comfort in the fact that God appointed her suffering, but to me this suffering seems self-imposed. Isn't my sister-in-law suffering as a result of her choices?"

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I am afraid to pray for patience. What should I do?

In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "I have three sons, two have have special needs. I am overwhelmed by how hard it is to care for my boys. I want to pray for patience, but I am afraid that if I pray for patience God will make my life unbearably hard in order to teach me patience. I cannot handle things being any worse than they are now so I don't pray to God and ask for patience...What should I do?"

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Can one be saved and then choose to turn away from God?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "Is it "once saved always saved"? Or can one be saved and chose to turn away from God? Hebrews 6:4-6 says “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.”

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How can I tell if my wife is telling the truth or lying?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "My wife is depressed, she blames me for her depression. She also has cheated on me and is currently doing so via text message. We are separated, but we live in the same house. She doesn't know if she wants to work on our marriage. She says she has demons in her head that she needs to work out before she can love herself or me. Is she telling me the truth or lying to me?"

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