What do you do when God prompts your heart, but man judges it? Pleasing people can become a source of fear to fight against. Kelly Balarie, author of Fear Fighting, is guest posting today.
I’m excited to share my recent article published in the August issue of Refresh Magazine! In today’s world, stress has become our normal condition. Our culture has many formulas for peace, or at least lots of ways to make us feel better. Try this, do that, buy this entice advertisements. The world’s false peace shimmers on the horizon, visible, but always out of reach.
We will load the car and move our youngest to college in a few days. We won’t want to let go, but we will. Taking your child to college is a emotional moment for parents, and it’s okay to shed those tears.
Depression. It’s a cruel invisible disease—one that we can’t see but can have devastating effects that hurt not just those who suffer but their families and future generations as well.
Guest Author, Dr. Michelle Bengtson of #HopePrevails, shares, “As a neuropsychologist, I diagnose and treat patients in my office every week who suffer from the devastating effects of this invisible yet heart-wrenching condition and my heart goes out to them because I know the pain they face. I’ve been there.”
Anxiety wears many faces: apprehension, nervousness, worry, fear, and panic. It robs us of peace, making it hard to concentrate on simple tasks, make decisions, and stand firm in faith. Regardless of the cause, worry will become a prison if we do not learn powerful strategies to break the chains of toxic thinking.
At times we may feel that nurturing our souls is a luxury of time we can’t afford—there’s simply too much to do. When this project is done, when the kids are out of diapers, when we can cross off our tasks…then we can take time to spend with Christ.