GIVE JESUS YOUR WORRIES (AND DON’T TAKE THEM BACK!) 

I know that I should give my worries to Jesus, and I really do try to do that, but I often just wind up reaching back for my worries a few minutes or hours later afterwards! How to stop? This article doesn’t exactly answer that hard question, but it does exhort us to not look to take those worries away from Jesus once they are handed over! From Core Christianity……………..

Slow Down to Meet God

Even in this time of pandemic and lockdowns, most of us still find ourselves rushing and fretting, and leaving God out of our thoughts and intentions. I am as guilty of this as anyone, so this article from UK writer Adrian Warnock really spoke to me!…………………

When Prayer Can Make Anxiety Worse

I have often been guilty of running to God in prayer when anxious, pouring out my worries and fears to Him. This is right and good, but the problem is I stop there. This article makes the argument that we need to go to the next step in our prayer, and pray to God while recognizing His love, faithfulness and care for us. From Anchored in Christ……………..

BOOK REVIEW: Strength for the Weary

STRENGTH FOR THE WEARY by Derek Thomas (Reformation Trust Publishing; 2018)

This book by pastor and scholar Dr. Derek Thomas looks at the problem of weariness in life, and how to find the strength and hope everyone needs at some points in our lives. Using selected passages from the last half of the Book of Isaiah, Thomas writes short, devotional-style chapters that addresses the ways that weariness can cause believers to worry, fear and doubt about life and God. But the author reminds Christians that God has promised to be with us through life, and to give us strength and grace in our trials. As one reads these reflections on some of the most encouraging passages in the entire Bible, you will become more energized, better able to place temporary difficulties and plain old being worn out into proper perspective. Thomas calls his readers to reach out to God and let Him provide the energy and ability to tackle a new day. Highly recommended!
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