Posts with the tag “anxiety”

The Power of Spiritual Detox
by Delman Coates on November 3rd, 2023
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." – Psalm 51:10   In a world consumed by the desire for physical detoxification and cleansing, we often forget the need for a spiritual detox. We invest our time and resources in detox programs for our bodies while overlooking the importance of cleansing our minds and spirits. Just as our physical health requires attention, our...  Read More
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Beyond Possessions
by Delman Coates on September 24th, 2023
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:19-21As we continue to explore the facets of our true identity, let's loo...  Read More
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Trusting in God's Presence
by Delman Coates on September 15th, 2023
"Be still, and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10I once witnessed a scene that left a lasting impression. A child was being dropped off at daycare. As the parent gently placed the child on the floor to join the other kids in play, tears streamed down the child's face. The child's intense need to ensure the parent was present overshadowed the opportunity to create new friendships and experiences.Th...  Read More
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God’s Track Record
by Ministry Support on September 14th, 2022
“Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord has given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything He had spoken came true.” - Joshua 21:45   When believers are convinced of the presence of God and the character of God, they can focus on God’s track record. The psalmist in Psalm 46 goes on to say that resilience in life comes when you focus on content over your context.  The au...  Read More
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Help Makes The Difference
by Ministry Support on January 27th, 2022
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” - 1 Peter 5:7  Author Eugene Peterson’s once told the story of his frustration trying to remove the blade from his lawnmower. He had tried everything and was ready to give up and throw in the towel. His neighbor, who saw him struggling asked if he was loosening the blade or could he be inadvertently tightening it.   Sometimes, we feel as tho...  Read More
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Emotions Are For The Strong
by Ministry Support on January 26th, 2022
“There is a time for everything…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…” - Ecclesiastes 3 (1, 4).    Greg’s older brother was always teasing and bullying him—whether at school, home, or out in the neighborhood. Greg would start crying and tell his brother to leave him alone. The teasing continued and when Greg asked his brother why he kept bullying him, he said tha...  Read More
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Do I Have To Have It All Together?
by Ministry Support on January 25th, 2022
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” - 1 Peter 5:7  In July 2021, gymnast Symone Biles announced that she was withdrawing from the Olympic finals. She reached full capacity and couldn’t handle the amount of pressure she was feeling. That high-stress and anxiety led her to conclude that for her own well-being, the well-being of the team, and the Olympic ambitions of the country,...  Read More
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A Mask of Perfection
by Ministry Support on August 25th, 2020
“If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:23-24)  In Mark chapter 9, we read about a man who had a son possessed by a spirit. When his son was brought to Jesus, Jesus asked the man, “Do you believe?” The man’s reply was powerful and honest. He said Lord I believe, but help m...  Read More
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The Lord Hears Your Prayers
by Ministry Support on January 10th, 2020
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.” – 1 John 5:14-15When you pray and ask God for something, do you believe that He hears your prayers? Do you believe He will answer them? Or have your disappointments and tough circumstances cau...  Read More
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