“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.”
Be strong, as able,
but if we're lacking
you know where to
turn, limitless grace
Daily Lesson liars lose - action, not words
Life is all fun and games
until you drive away the one
you love. All things have a place
in our lives it is just that some are more
important than others. The sooner you learn
the difference the happier you will be. Never
forget the presence;
importance of the
Lord in your life.
do you feel like i do?
on the side of the house,
just beside the living-room @ NASA
Oh, Lee. THANK YOU!
not to avoid giving props to my hero, in jazz, and humor:
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