Tag: anxiety

Daily Reads 11.09.2019

“It’s your breath in our lungs so we pour out our praise ….” (Casting Crowns song “Great is our God”) Today use your breath to pour out your praise to God! Anxiety creeps in and steals our joy, our hope and our courage. Pouring our praise out to the One who gives our breath sends …

Daily Reads 11.08.2019

Many situations cause anxiety. It seems to me they all point to our core longings. If we long to belong, we will be anxious that others will reject us. If we long for unconditional love, we will worry about being a disappointment. If we long for safety, we will worry where our provisions come from. …

Daily Reads 11.07.2019

Read: Genesis 2:7, John 20:22 Our breath is a gift from God. He breathed on Adam and Eve and filled them with the breath of life. As long as I keep breathing, I know I have the breath of God in me. Jesus breathed on the disciples before he ascended into heaven and filled them …

Daily Reads 11.06.2019

Today is a dark day. My body tells me long before my mind knows that I am struggling. My breath becomes shallow and I have difficulty taking a full breath. So what did I do? Honestly, I kept myself busy and tried to block out the voices in my head. What did the voices tell …

Daily Reads 11.04.2019

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6.7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares for you. I …

Daily Reads 08.25.2019

Read: John 3:16-17 God didn’t send Jesus into the world to judge you or condemn you to hell. He sent Jesus to save you! Today is a good day to receive God’s love into your heart. He loved you before you even knew about him. “For you are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew …

Daily Reads 08.24.2019

Read: 1 John 4:16-18 Part Two The kind of love God wants us to know is full of confidence. This confidence comes from knowing we lived like Jesus here on this earth. This perfect kind of love knows no fear. If we are afraid, it is because we fear punishment. When life is going really …

Daily Reads 08.23.2019

Read: 1 John 4:16-18 Part One: It is my experience that one cause of fear* and anxiety* is not understanding how deeply we are loved by God. When we understand how much we are loved, we place our trust in him. We don’t trust those we aren’t sure truly love us. I will be the …

Daily Reads 08.22.2019

Read: 1 John 3:19-24 Guilt is related to the things we do. Sometimes guilt is hard to shake and comes as a result of actual wrong deeds or perceived wrong deeds. Guilt keeps us from enjoying freedom in relationships, whether the guilt is real or imagined. I love this scripture. John points out that God …

Poverty to Riches!

It’s a little scary how quickly time passes. It seems like only yesterday I looked forward to my mom coming to help me when my first child was born. That was 30 years ago. Now, I am enjoying the arrival of grandchildren and helping my children when babies are born. As I reflected on that, …