Life together with God is the key to true happiness and satisfaction. I remember a moment sitting in the car beside my husband. We were driving to an unknown place, we had worries and questions, and outside was raining cats and dogs.
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How can we overcome the fear of the unknown? We want and pray for change – to start a new career, to restore a relationship, to learn a new skill, to write a book, to heal. The fulfillment of our goals, desires and God’s promises means change and venturing into the unknown. Often, what holds us back and is our greatest enemy is the fear of the unknown.
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Have you wondered why did you need to endure such pain? Take heart, God has given you much more than just freedom from captivity. Our pain and suffering are not in vain. They are powerful ingredients to transform us into vessels prepared to serve and useful to God.
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How can we address anxiety and worry? What is God’s anti-anxiety therapy? No one is immune to fear and anxiety. That is why the Word of God is full of encouraging and comforting words. The central message of God’s love is: “Do not be afraid, do not worry! Trust me and put your hope in Me!” Continue reading “Can’t Stop Worrying? Try God’s Anti-anxiety Therapy”
Perhaps the greatest plague affecting our mental and physical wellbeing is daily stress. The human body is designed to handle periods of stress followed by a period of restoration to the normal state. It is problematic to live in a state of chronic anxiety even when there is no external stress factor. What is God’s anti-stress therapy to overcome stress? Continue reading “The Best Anti-stress Therapy”
How do we respond with faith? What motivates us to act in a certain way? What stirs us towards specific deeds? There are two key motivators: fear or faith working through love. Continue reading “How to Respond with Faith instead of Fear”
The opening of the way of faith and learning to walk in this way is, of course, only the beginning. The goal is a steady living by faith when faith is constantly growing and being perfected. In this way, faith becomes a major motivation and driving force. Only then we can fully achieve and experience God’s specific purposes and plans for our lives. Thus we can fulfill completely what we are created for.
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How to overcome the worries and fears about the future and live here and now? What does the Bible teach us about this? Continue reading “Steps to Live Here and Now”
What are the most serious obstacles on the way to spiritual maturity? What hinders and prevents us from moving forward? How to move from good intentions to deeds? How to overcome the obstacles on the way of getting perfected as believers? Continue reading “Obstacles on the Way to Spiritual Maturity”