Everything that I could ask for, Christ has already done.
I have come to believe that overcoming fear requires training our imaginations and letting them be redeemed.
If thoughts are powerful enough to affect our feelings, then that means they must be powerful enough to make us feel better, too.
The more of life we experience, the more confident we can be that we can handle these moments of discomfort. What used to trigger anxiety is now just an inconvenience.
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.
When I was in counseling, my counselor told me that, sometimes, it’s best to set worries aside for awhile.
I woke up last night from a dream where I was back in 2006 as a thirteen-year-old.
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.
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.
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.
We need less than we think, and there is abundance–and the possibility of abundance–all around us.
Can I believe that the future will be even greater than the past? Can I believe that I haven’t yet experienced all there is?
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?
Today I want to share a podcast interview that has been one of the best messages on fear I have ever heard. I hope it inspires you as much as it inspires me!
Doing hard things makes us stronger. The more I have been stretched, the bigger I can dream. I used to confine my dreams to my backyard, but now there is possibility. Because I know I can do anything for an hour.
When I’m done crying, I blink out the tears, wipe my eyes, and move on feeling stronger instead of weaker.
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.
What if being safe and listening the CDC guidelines is not an act of fear at all but an act of love?
Christian anticipation does more than look ahead–it looks behind at what Jesus has already done to save us, once and for all. Anything we could ever ask for has already been done, so we know our hopes will be fulfilled.
Expectations say that the day must be perfect. Any hint of anxiety is a failure that will ruin the day–and your memories of that day, and your expectations for that day next year–forever. Not eating, escaping to be alone, or missing out on any family tradition is devastating.
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