4th Advent Thanks giving Him

Lord; this

has come

to mind:

“Fear. One of the enemy’s most popular weapons that he uses against us. Worry, anxiety, fear can overwhelm us with a thick shadow of darkness, controlling our every move and decision. So much crazy going on around us today – wars, conflicts, persecution, violence, crime, natural disasters, terrorism, economic uncertainty, unemployment, divisions, disease, death. We fear for our children’s future, we fear for our families, we fear for our financial future, we fear for our safety. The list goes on… long. There actually is a lot we could potentially worry about. Yet reality tells us that so much of what we spend our time worrying about never even happens. Living under the weight of the “what if’s” is a hard place to dwell. “I struggled with fear and worry for years. But through time, I began to find that the things that once would have sent me down an anxious spiral, no longer had the same effect. It didn’t happen quickly, but over days, months, years. I read words – of life – of truth. Soaking them in, over and over, praying them out loud. Until they became so familiar, they replaced the other things in my mind that I’d battled against. There’s nothing magical about words and verses, but there is power through them because they’re God’s words. Change happened. Anxious thoughts began to diminish. Worry let go of its constant grip. And though fear is still there, it no longer wields control, holding me back, paralyzing me in its grasp. His words are “life” words, soothing to our soul, calming to our spirits, giving power to our days. It’s not always easy, and it often comes down to a choice: Choosing not to allow fear and anxiety to control your life. Choosing to guard your heart. Choosing to focus your mind on what is true in the midst of uncertain times. We might still feel afraid, but we can believe that God is with us. We may not be in control, but we can trust the One who is. We may not know the future, we can know the God who does.”


5 thoughts on “4th Advent Thanks giving Him

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXG-3hBwRBY – play the solo

      10 months ago

      life on ones own is rife with disappointment, where
      His grace is sometimes abused; that is a horrible
      instance that i am afraid is a folly of mine; to abide
      in other circumstances superseding a boldness to follow.

      the sturdiness of Your being near, for a great many years,
      is so much better than carnal delight. and in introspect of
      highlights, this days activity this chin was steadily raised.

      Dearest lord, will you please accept this tarnished soul on
      the merit of intentions? the future is yours to view into our
      ‘m just the constant believer looking for what’s coming this
      way in the land you provided, the word is our blood; created
      anew every morning. Thank You for the continued favor that
      falls like teardrops from heaven to such great and full stores
      of intent, that is.

      please allow your humbled servant to execute that act of will
      and intent. please forgive my working it out not in the fashion
      respectable. it’s over. your ruling is key to my simple promises
      that are voiced too often. that having been the case in the past
      there is an end in the rear mirror. now the struggle is to not let it
      be temporary. this was me; working it out. on my own accord for
      n ending point. i can hear you breath next to my sleeping place of
      rest. the morning is a better time for serious writing the words that
      come to your trumpet of hope. perhaps this form of sounding those
      not always tempered tones is more dignified than sounding such din.


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