Stop Being Anxious and Fearful?

What am I going to do? I am not happy? ¬†I feel overwhelmed. I have too much going on and I don't know how I am going to be able to do all of this. What will tomorrow look like? Will I be able to help my family? Will they think I'm a failure? What about me? Where is my place in all of this? These are questions that we all ask at some point in time in our lives. ¬†Sometimes we ask the questions and then continue to be productive in life. ¬†At other times, these questions cause us to begin to experience certain emotions within ourselves that are hard to get past. ¬†Whether we realize it or not, when we do not deal¬†with these thoughts in the correct manner, they produce anxiety within us. Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad. ¬†~Proverbs 12:25 What is anxiety? Anxiety is defined as... a condition of mental uneasiness arising from fear or solicitude. Very few of us can say that we have never experienced anxiety. ¬†From the moment that we begin to ask questions like, what am I going to do, and are not able to provide and answer, anxiety arises within us. ¬†We are uncertain about the future and become fearful because we have … [Read more...]

Caring: Week 1

As you may know, this month's word focus is on the caring. Today we are going to prepare for this week's study and focus on what the bible means when it says that God cares for us. What's to come for this week? The scripture for this week is Psalm 27:5 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me. You shall stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. This week's declaration is No matter what I am going through, the Lord cares. No matter what happens, He will take care of me. No matter who or what is up against me, the Lord will save me... Now that we have established our scripture for the week and made our declaration, there is something that we have to remember this week... Remember this...God never fails. He is always there and He cares. Our prayer focus for the week is... Father, there are times when my heart is weak and many times when I cannot speak. The cares of this life try to weigh me down, but help me to remember that I am not alone, you're always around. Help me to give all of my worries, fears, anxieties and cares to you. Help me to remember that you care and will always see me through. ~In Jesus' … [Read more...]