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12:41 PM   [31 Dec 2012 | Monday]


Generally, as we begin a new year it is with a sense of anticipation and expectations of new opportunities, but not this year… The way circumstances are at this point in time, most people have a sense of anxiety and even fear of what the future will bring. Christians should not experience these feelings, but Christians are also human and cannot overcome the incredible problems that the world is facing. We probably would not be so pessimistic if we had a degree of confidence in our leadership, but the people that we have put into the position to help us out of these circumstances have actually caused them. One of the elements of our stress is because of the fact that there is nothing that we, as individuals, can do about our own personal situations. There are people in power whose actions will create additional problems for us, and this is very frustrating…

However, these are times when we should rely on our faith to reduce our feelings of strain and frustration. These are the times when we should look to the Bible and review the promises that God has given His people concerning their well being under any circumstances. God tells us to cast all of our cares upon Him, but many do not consider this as an option. These people are so involved with the problems that they face, that they do not think to do as God has told them to do. But, few of us really know how to talk to God. Many think that discussing their problems with God may sound like complaining. It is a difficult situation because we do not know what God is like and how He may react to our concerns. Unfortunately, our only experience that we have had is with our earthly father, and they did not know what to do either. But, we must remember that God is not like any person that we have ever known. God loves us unconditionally and without reservation and if we look to the Bible, we find that God gave us many promises that are meant to reduce our stress and feelings of anxiety…

 We have to face the reality of what is happening and forget our political persuasions because this is not going to fix anything. But, Christians have God to advise them with every decision and it is foolish not to take advantage of this great benefit. Even though the world is essentially in chaos, that does not mean that our own lives cannot remain calm and confident. But, getting to that point is not something that we can do by ourselves. God is the only way to find any feelings of peace in these times. If a person is feeling uncomfortable about current events, they should not watch the news on television, but they should read the Bible and see how often we are given evidence that the children of God will be protected from disaster.

We, as humans, do not have the ability to understand spiritual aspects and so we must have faith. But, as our experiences increase, so will our faith but we must try to overcome every sense of doubt that Satan will place in our way. Another obstacle that we must overcome is the amount of interpretations made to the Word of God and stay with the original version of the Bible. Today, the bibles are similar to the Constitution, no one pays attention to what the rules are, people just do whatever they feel like regardless of the principles given to us, which if these principles had been followed, we would not find ourselves in this position…

If a person enjoys feeling stress and a lack of confidence, then they should continue to do what they have been doing which is nothing. But, if a person wants to eliminate these feelings of stress, then they should go to the Bible and read about the promises that God has given to us that He will take care of our concerns, and then demonstrate our faith by getting out of the way and let God demonstrate His love for His people !!!

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Saul | Sun Dec 30, 2012, 19:12

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 AMEN and AMEN! Just to add a thought on a already great post. If I'm feeling stress then I'm not allowing God's Love to flow. So let God's unconditional love flow. God's Love and fear can not exist together it's going to be one or another! Awesome post!

midnightmum | Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:12

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