It really should have come as absolutely no surprise that while I was writing a book on trading our worries, fears, and anxieties for God’s peace, that I would have plenty of opportunity to put that into practice. If it weren’t for the frustration, aggravation, and consternation, it might have been comical. But alas, I’m not quite there yet in my spiritual growth.
Many around the world are watching and celebrating medals from the 2018 winter Olympics, but in the United States, we’ve been dealing with some very difficult circumstances.
While the banter across social media and even on the news stations has included hypotheses about the why’s and what we could do to stop a tragedy, I think it really comes back to a heart issue and a matter of love. Love? Yes, love.
God is faithful. The question is can we trust Him in the midst of our trials? When we believe God will fulfill His promises to us, we can look at our difficult circumstances and maintain our hope.
Try as you might, you can’t stop the rat wheel of fearful thoughts from spinning in your mind. You know the command to “fear not,” but how do you do that, practically speaking? How do you effectively fight fearful thoughts?
When life is hard, it can leave us feeling spent and our emotions turned upside down. What do you do when your emotions are raw? Who do you turn to when your friends don’t understand the circumstances you’re facing?