A recent college graduate desires to start a family, but experiences rejection after rejection in relationships. She sees her friends getting married and having children, while she seems so far behind. Is something wrong with her?
Change. It’s clearly the one thing that is constant. It’s easy to get blown away by the winds of change, especially when they come at us fast and furious as they have lately.
Fear is a natural emotion but when it starts to feel all-consuming and out of control, we need to take a look at it.
What happens when you’re in a state of panic? Can you literally be scared out of your mind? The answer is yes…and understanding this, you can take steps to avoid making big mistakes.
This has been an exceedingly difficult time for many because of all that has transpired in the past year of 2020. The fearful unknowns, unending what-ifs, sleepless nights, and nervousness from dealing with the pandemic, the lockdowns, economic crisis, mask mandates and the nationwide riots and a contentious election has led many to a sense of hopelessness and despair. Mental health issues have greatly increased as a result, becoming a graver pandemic than any virus out there.
Have you ever been given a surprise party? It can be very upsetting when people, not wanting to ruin the surprise for you, can seem distant and even ignore you. The same often happens with God…
We’ve been through a period of unprecedented fear and uncertainty in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s legitimate and everyone is experiencing it differently depending on their own circumstances.
We need to use discernment and be on guard against those who will exploit our fears to control or tempt us. Find time to be quiet and listen to God and that inner voice through which He speaks to us. God speaks in peace and gives hope. He remains in control—this hasn’t been suspended during this pandemic…and it never will be.
Be not afraid—God has a plan and will use this for good. Don’t let fear make your decisions—let faith prevail.
We live in an unpredictable world. As Christians, we are not immune to feelings of anxiety from facing a health crisis such as the Coronavirus outbreak or other life-changing events as the death of a spouse or other loved one, workplace complications, financial problems, etc…. However, the phrase “fear not” is used over 80 times in the Scriptures because fear decreases our hope when we face difficult trials.
Not knowing what matters most, not living your calling, and constant busyness are a big part of the problem when it comes to the problem of anxiety.
A big source of stress for numerous people is from being overwhelmed by difficult emotions that are held in and not being dealt with effectively, such as anxiety, fear, anger, or sadness.