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Sitting one still and sunny afternoon in a tiny chapel on an island in the South, I thought I heard someone enter. A young woman was weeping quietly. After a little time I asked if I could help. She confided her fears for the future–what if her husband should die? Or one of her children? What if money ran out?

All our fears represent in some form, I believe, the fear of death, common to all of us. But is it our business to pry into what may happen tomorrow? It is a difficult and painful exercise which saps the strength and uses up the time given us today. Once we give ourselves up to God, shall we attempt to get hold of what can never belong to us–tomorrow? Our lives are His, our times in His hand, He is Lord over what will happen, never mind what may happen. When we prayed “Thy will be done,” did we suppose He did not hear us? He heard indeed, and daily makes our business His and partakes of our lives. If my life is once surrendered, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine!

Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now.

“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof”–and the work thereof. The evil is not a part of the yoke Jesus asks us to take. Our work is, and He takes that yoke with us. I will overextend myself if I assume anything more.

~Elisabeth Elliot in Keep a Quiet Heart

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The Great Physician’s Cure for Anxiety

“Fear not, little flock…”

Luke 12:32

A short while ago, I began studying the book of Hebrews, and I spent some time today thinking about the truths of Hebrews 4:15, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” While I can’t say I had much success in wrapping my brain around such an amazing concept, I can say that simply knowing Jesus has been where I’ve been brings me tremendous comfort, especially during difficult times. 

As he taught through Luke 12:22-34 recently, Pastor Mark Driscoll addressed how having a sympathetic High Priest makes a significant difference in our ability to overcome fear and anxiety…

Pastor Mark went on to explain 7 Truths about Fear that you’ll also find helpful.

You can listen to the entire message “Jesus and Anxiety” HERE.

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Relief for the Overwhelmed Octopus

“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
Your consolations delight my soul.”

Psalm 94:19

If your stress level has progressed past the point of nail-biting to arm-eating, then Jennifer Rothschild has a few words of wisdom just for you… 

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