A dear older friend who lives alone told me recently that she’s never really alone, because she can talk to God anytime she wants. What a precious reminder that God is always with us. One of God’s names is Emmanuel, which means “God with us.”
If you feel alone today, please talk to God. Have faith that He is with you, that He loves you, and is listening.
Do you feel stuck in emotional or physical pain? Have you been waiting on God to offer answers or bring much needed relief?
Life is tough, there’s no doubt! But with God, we can be assured that difficult circumstances are not the end. With God, there is always hope.
Despite the merriment of the season, there’s a lingering anxiety that exists in our society …
Worries come in all shapes and sizes, and range from financial worries and health issues, to simply worrying about our daily chores and obligations. These worries, whether great or small, rob us of peace. But we are not helpless! Through Christ we have the power to shift our focus from fear to faith and reclaim our peace. Continue reading “Feeling Anxious?”
Fear Not . . .
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” —Luke 2:10-11, ESV
In a world where people are often paralyzed with fear, it gladdens my heart to hear that the first words the angels brought us regarding the birth of Jesus was “Fear not!”
As we celebrate the birth of Christ and look ahead to a new year, let’s remember these first words: “Fear not.” These are the same words the angel shared with the terrified shepherds that first Christmas night. These are also the same words spoken throughout the Bible 365 times!
Dear friends, whatever “fears” (anxiety, worry, doubt …) are knocking at your door this Christmas, know that you have the ability and power, through Christ, to close that door and open a new one. This new door is one that leads to love, joy, peace, power, everlasting joy in God’s presence, and HOPE! Continue reading “Merry Christmas, Fear Not . . .”