What You Should Know About Anxiety

Last week, I encouraged you to stop being anxious and fearful.  I’m 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.  “It 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.”(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? “Look 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...]

Episode 1 Health & Wellness

Episode 1 [display_podcast] This is Episode 1 of the In Faith Today podcast. I hope you find encouragement for the day. Click on the link above that says "Episode 1" or you can listen through the options of the music player. The music player does not pause. You can download the podcast and it is available on iTunes. Tell me what you think. Leave your comments and questions below. Thanks and God Bless You! … [Read more...]

The Dark Hour of Despair

There are times when we feel like everything is crumbling. You know those times...I know those times. We have all tasted the bitter taste of fear tormenting us about some aspect of our lives. Its the part that keeps us up at night, wondering, pondering, waiting. But what are we waiting for? It is like our soul or our spirit, some part of us, is awaiting an answer. What is the question? Can I trust you? Will you let me down? Will you let me fall? Can I depend on you? Yes, these are the deep gut wrenching questions that seem to haunt our minds and disturb our peaceful thoughts. Why? Yes, that too, is a question. Why? Well, we need to know at the core of ourselves. That there is someone who is looking out for us when life seems to be throwing curve balls. At those times, if we quiet ourselves and listen hard, what can be heard is a still quiet voice saying "I am here. I will not leave you nor forsake you. You can trust me." And knowing that it was the voice of the Lord we still kinda wonder, "really!?" The thing about God is He has no problem with us having questions. He really wants us to ask of Him; to be inquisitive and ponder the answers. He created … [Read more...]

The Courage to Remain

It isn't always easy to do what is right.  Not one person across the globe has intentionally said "I am always going to do what is wrong." Yet each decision that we make falls into one of the following categories, right decision and wrong decision.  That right and wrong aren't just any old right and wrong, but instead they are the right and wrong from the perspective of One who is truly able to judge.  This One has the best interest of everyone involved in every situation and so when He looks at a thing and judges,.He judges wisely and righteously. I'm sure that by now, because of all the capital "H's" you were able to figure out who He is, but in knowing whom He is there may be a bit of apprehension.  You may be thinking, "How am I supposed to make decisions that God would see as being right?"  Well, there is a way to measure the decisions that are being made.  Just like in this world that we live in there are laws that set standards and tell a person if they are making a right decision or a wrong decision.  There are also spiritual laws that govern the decisions that we make.  Those laws are found in the bible. This morning, I am amazed by the Lord, His infinite wisdom, and … [Read more...]

Faith or Fear: A Choice

John 14 The Way, the Truth, and the Life 1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.” 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.   The Gift of His Peace 25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My … [Read more...]

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