Fear

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A girl is holding a cup and looking anxious and worry

Is Freedom Possible if You Have Anxiety?

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“What we’re trying to do is—even when the anxiety stays—help you learn to live with it,” said my therapist for the umpteenth time. I know what my therapist said is true, but it’s still a hard pill to swallow.

5 Steps to Get Us Out of Our Comfort Zone

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Most of us love being in our “comfort zone”—the default place we go to “minimise stress and anxiety”. It’s familiar and safe—but if we stay there too long, over time we become lazy, complacent, and inflexible. And most importantly, it could give us a false sense of security and hinder us from growing in trust and obedience to God. 

3 Things God Taught Me About My Motives at Work

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It’s been a year and a half since my last burnout. I remember the tightness in my chest, the shortness of breath, and lots of tears from feeling so overwhelmed by work. After leaving that job for a workplace that I thought would lead to better opportunities, what I had expected to be a hopeful beginning soon crumbled to pieces.

Wavering, Yet Faithful

When I first recognized that the Psalms were not nearly as "tidy" as I’d imagined—but were immensely human and raw—it opened up new ways for me to encounter God.

Don’t Give Fear A Terror-tory

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All of us have experienced fear at some point in our lives, especially when we face new experiences or are forced out of our comfort zones. The uncertainty of the future can paralyze us, taking on its own terror-tory (territory, pun intended). But instead of focusing on our fears, why not set our sights on our big God, who promises to be with us in all of our fears and anxieties?

Don't Worry—You Were Made For Such A Time As This

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"Effective tomorrow, the entire island will be placed on a curfew. No one is to leave their homes. Any business or person breaking this new law will be fined and sentenced to one year in prison,” announced the Premier. My heart drummed. “Did he just say what I think he just said?” I thought to myself. The situation had escalated.

Why I'm Not Looking Forward To Easter This Year

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“How are you doing with all of this?” one of my friends asked me recently. I think I told her that I was doing well, grateful to be able to work from home, and so on. But what I wish I would have said was the more honest answer: as our world continues to turn upside down, I have often felt discouraged, scared, and hopeless. Easter will not be the same this year.

How Giving Up Fear Prepared Me for a Pandemic

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When the 2020 season of Lent began, very few of us predicted how we’d be forced to give up so much of what we had taken for granted. Before the threat of the coronavirus reached my community, I chose to give up fear. Looking back, this prompting seems like a foreshadowing of what was about to come.

Coronavirus Pandemic: I'm Afraid, and I Don't Even Know Why

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Last night, the panic rose to a new level as the governor ordered all K-12 schools in the state to close for three full weeks. This morning, I woke up to the first three confirmed cases right here in my own city.