Tag: anxiety

Don’t Worry About Anything, Pray About Everything (Phil 4:6)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Phil. 4:6)

It appears, given the 24/7 news-cycle in our society, that we have the option of worrying about more things than any previous generation on planet earth. Not because our exact situations are as worrisome as they could be, but because we are afforded plenty of other options to consider both locally and internationally. In recent years we have heard numerous threats of nuclear warfare from North Korea, we have seen China’s militarization in the South China Sea, Russia’s aggression towards neighboring Ukraine and its involvement in the conflict in Syria, societal destabilization in Venezuela, and that doesn’t even include talk of Iran and other state sponsors of terrorism. On our own shores, there has been repeated seasons of rising and falling concern with relationship to the prospect of a terrorist attack, an increasing cost of living (at least in some places), continuing moral decline, concern over the way in which media outlets seem incensed to fan flames of societal discord, and so on.

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Why Am I Here (On Earth)? The Vanity of Accrued Wealth

If you asked yourself, ‘What are some of the things that people try to find joy and fulfillment in?’, provided you live in a somewhat developed part of the world, at some point you’d probably include in your list – things. Stuff. Possessions. Money. Gold. Shoes. Old Baseball cards. And so on. Despite Jesus’ instruction that life does not consist in the abundance of one’s possessions (Lk. 12:15), it’s not uncommon to find those who live like it does. Jesus’ words, you could say, are corroborated by Solomon’s experience. He was a man who had just about everything he wanted to have, and found that everything wasn’t enough.

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What to Think About What Others Think of You

Does it matter what others think of you?

Some would vehemently argue saying, ‘No, of course not! What others think of me is not my problem it’s their problem.’ Others might not verbalize their response saying, ‘Yes, I am overly concerned about what others think of me,’ but they may live that way without ever articulating it. Potential reactions aside, what, then, is the Biblical answer to the opening question?

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Advice for the Unemployed

Last year, the average length of unemployment in the United States was about 25 weeks. During that time people who are unemployed can experience great anxiety, fear, depression, increased apathy towards working, and a number of other despondent feelings. Thoughts like, “There’s no way out of this,” or “I’ll never find a job like that again,” or “I have no idea how we’re going to make ends meet,” can bombard a person’s mind, resulting in a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness.

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