Bible quotes · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are · Verses and prayers

A life verse for scaredy-cats like me…

Ask me what my ‘life verse’ is, and I’ll point you to this one.  It was one of the first verses I committed to memory as a child, because it gave me an instant dose of strength and courage when I felt afraid. And I’ve always been an anxious person. When the ‘mountains’ of school… Continue reading A life verse for scaredy-cats like me…

Bible quotes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · Verses and prayers

The number one fear-buster

Perfect love.  Is there any such thing? Human love, though delightful, is flawed, weak, imperfect.  Human love grasps at perfection but never makes the cut. God’s love, however, is perfection entirely.  God’s love changes a person’s life, and does something amazing. It casts out fear.  It expels it entirely as we lift it, week-kneed, to… Continue reading The number one fear-buster

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

When you are afraid, who do you trust?

Do you struggle with fear and anxiety? I think most of us do sometimes, especially when life throws us a curve-ball. But I like that the Psalmist in the Bible never says “I don’t struggle with fear”. Rather, he shares his strategy for how to respond when worry does come his way. Psalm 56:3 says, “When I… Continue reading When you are afraid, who do you trust?