When I am Afraid Thoughts

Isn’t it awesome how our dogs trust us! They’d follow us to the moon and back if only to be by our side! Even when they’re afraid of some weird noise or scary person, they look to us for comfort.

In the same way, we can look to God for comfort during those scary moments in life and trust that he will help us. Say this verse as a prayer to God each time your heart is racing—

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GOD IS ABLE [Short Uplifting Words]

Weary, weighed down, broken . . .

Covid19 has brought many to their knees. Maybe you’re reading this and feeling the weight of this pandemic. You’re longing for a warm hug and yearning to be close to loved ones.You’re wondering if you’ll make it. You’re questioning if life will ever be the same. Dear friend, I’d like to offer some very encouraging news—

God is able to mend the broken places and restore your soul!

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REJOICE! [Short Encouraging Words for Anxious Hearts]

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

Are you struggling to find joy today? Recently I found myself in that struggle for joy, and was encouraged by a short yet powerful Bible verse. The apostle Paul writes, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4). I find it interesting that the word “rejoice” is repeated twice at the start of this verse. The writer must have known how hard it is for us to rejoice at times, and offers strong encouragement. Yet this encouragement comes from the object of our joy. Notice he says, “Rejoice in the Lord...”

As I mediated on the Lord and all the good things he had done for me throughout my life, the heaviness began to lift and was replaced by sweet peace. If you’re feeling anxious today, fight that battle by refocusing on Jesus, and rejoicing in who he is and all he has done for you. The Psalmist writes: “Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me” (Psalm 103:1-2).

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May Blessings [Things are Finally Flourishing!]

It’s May and Things are Finally Flourishing!

Think of all the beauty still around you and be happy. — Anne Frank

May blessings! With all the sadness in the world right now I thought I would bring you a little sunshine to brighten your day. The month of May is upon us and things are flourishing. My garden is proof of this. The grass is green, the roses are in bloom, and there are buds everywhere opening up! I love walking in my garden. But today, as I was admiring all the flourishing plants, I sensed a sort of paradox.

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