Answers

Read thoughtful responses to a wide assortment of questions from Billy Graham’s My Answer column and other resources.

We’ve tried to adopt but we keep getting passed over, is our faith too weak?

God created us for one reason

Does it honestly do any good to pray for our politicians and other world leaders? Our pastor does it every week, but I can’t see that it does any good. The world is just as bad as it ever was.

I know you’ve said that God sometimes answers our prayers with a “no”—but if that’s the case, then why bother to pray?

Why spend time praying about something, if it’s already obvious what we ought to do?

Make prayer an important moment of your day

Does prayer really change anything? I've wondered about this, because if God really wants to do something, He'll go ahead and do it anyway, won't He? He's not going to wait until I get around to praying about it.

Seek God and serve during retirement years

For years I looked forward to my retirement, and I did all the right things to prepare for it financially. Well, I've been retired about a year now, and to be honest I'm really bored. I guess money isn't the whole story, is it?

Christ died for every race and background

I grew up believing that my race was superior to every other race, and the reason (I was taught) was because that's what the Bible teaches. Does it? If so, then I don't want anything to do with your faith.

Why do people, even some Christians, hate me because I’m a minority?

If God loves everybody, then why is there so much hate in the world? I'm a member of a racial minority, and I feel it every day—even from people who claim to be Christians.

Is prayer the only way for people to get something from God?

Is prayer the only way for people to get something from God?

I got fired and I’m mad, shouldn’t Christians be able to show anger?

After several years on the job I was recently fired. The company told me that I didn't get along with people and it hindered my performance in the office. Am I really supposed to suppress my anger just because I am a Christian?

Is joy the same thing as happiness? Can you learn to be joyful?

Are certain people born with the disposition of being joyful or can people learn to have joy?