Fear of Change

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” (Romans 5).

Baby Steps

Every success adds to my list of victories that I can cling to when I try something new. I remember what it feels like to pass the finish line, full of relief and confidence, and I know that I can do hard things.

Breaking the Chain of Anxiety

If thoughts are powerful enough to affect our feelings, then that means they must be powerful enough to make us feel better, too.

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Sunny Days are Behind Every Cloud

Today’s post is a little different because I’m still learning as I write this, working through the negative thoughts that have been nagging me lately.

How Peace Surpasses Understanding

When we take our anxieties to God, we are not just asking that God takes away our fear. We are remembering that there is a God who listens and who cares about every detail of our lives, and this alone washes away our fear.

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How I Learned to Halt Physical Anxiety

Last night, I woke up with an anxious feeling in my stomach.

My breaths became shallow and quick, and I felt that familiar feeling of physical anxiety creeping up.

How Suffering Produces Hope

2020 has been a reminder for many that the security systems we have trusted don’t hold up. Now that we are preparing to celebrate Christmas, let it be a reminder that God enters into our fear and brokenness.

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Fear and Faith Can Coexist

Sometimes I feel guilty about my fear. As a Christian, I have heard the declarations over fear and the claims that it is a sin. I’ve read all of the verses in scripture that say, “Do not fear.” I know that fear, like laziness or greed, is a vice. But is it opposed to faith?

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Do You Want to Be Healed?

I believe the danger in identifying with a mental disorder is that we can begin to embrace our thoughts as though they were not disordered–as thought they were a healthy, normal part of us that don’t need to be challenged.

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