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Fear

When It Rains, It Pours

A gentle rain is glorious to watch and listen to. The peaceful sound of raindrops pattering off the leaves of trees, or plopping into puddles on my deck is wonderfully relaxing. I enjoy the rain and how it refreshes everything it touches. Without it, our world is void...

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Beware of Pressures

"When people are bewildered, they tend to become gullible." (CALVIN COOLIDGE 1872–1933)Nothing is stranger than the  gullibility of the average citizen.  We can be persuaded into accepting almost any absurdity presented to us, provided it has sufficient emphasis from...

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Scared Much?

"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you." (Psalm 56:3 NIV) "Casting all anxieties on him, because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7 NIV) Did you know "fear not" is listed in the Bible 365 times? That's one scripture per day. Except leap years, then you have permission...

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Fear

"God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that He is in the midst . . . will be quiet in the midst of alarm."  (F. B. Meyer 1847–1929)In these frightening times when our well-ordered life is beset by trouble, what are we to do?  The...

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God’s Protection

"This is a wise, sane Christian faith: that a man commit himself, his life, and his hopes to God; that God undertakes the special protection of that man; that therefore that man ought not to be afraid of anything"  (George MacDonald 1824–1905)In these difficult...

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Worry is Like a Rocking Chair

Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it gets you nowhere. Glenn Turner, New Zealand athlete.This past winter has been trying and I sat too long in that “rocking chair,” worrying over life situations.* I had several major, expensive...

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All Our Anxieties

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7 NIV) The Greek word for anxiety is "merimna" which means to be distracted or divided, to fall apart or to be split into pieces. It is a good description of something that we all experience when...

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What to Do When Fear Attacks…

It will be Memorial Day in the United States at the end of May. Are you celebrating Memorial Day? Or are you trying to remove the memory of the personal battles that you sometimes fight, but often lose? Not long ago, I sat at the gate, waiting to board the last leg of...

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Getting THrough Tough Times

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 ESV) "Getting-through times”, those times we go through that we have not chosen and...

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