What You Should Know About Anxiety

Last week, I encouraged you to stop being anxious and fearful.¬† I‚Äôm sure that I left you with a few questions, so this week, I am going to tell you a few things you need to know about anxiety. What is anxiety? Anxiety is a state of mind were a person is concerned about something or someone.¬† It has various ranges.¬† ‚ÄúIt can go from genuine concern... ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.¬† ~Philippians 2:20 So I am all the more anxious to send him back to you, for I know you will be glad to see him, and then I will not be so worried about you.¬† ¬†~Philippians 2:28 And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. ¬†~2 Corinthians 11:28 to obsessions that originate from a distorted perspective of life.‚ÄĚ(source The Master Study Bible)   For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? ‚ÄúLook at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. … [Read more...]

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...]

Don’t Worry About Finances

Tis the season to be jolly...right?! ¬†Yet that is not the emotion that most people find themselves experiencing during this time of year. ¬†With Thanksgiving right behind us and Christmas around the corner, many people experience a plethora of feelings of worry and anxiety. ¬†Finances divide families and cause individuals to feel worthless or even suicidal. ¬†At this time of year, humanity is in an epic battle, fighting to celebrate God's goodness, the birth of Jesus Christ, and showing love to one another. ¬†Knowing these things are only a portion of the battle. ¬†We must know what to do with this information so that we don't become another static, snared in a trap that was set to utterly destroy us and steal our joy. What are we to do? One of the first things that we are to do is realize who it is that sustains us. ¬†Father God! ¬†He is just that, our Father. ¬†The scripture says that He gave gifts to men. (Ephesians 4:8). ¬†Although the scriptural context is discussing the Spiritual gifts that God gave to men in the church, the facts still remain that every good thing comes from God (James 1:7). ¬†He gives us brand new mercies every single morning. (Lamentations 3:22, 23). ¬†He gives … [Read more...]

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