Our current era of high anxiety has been fed directly by our addiction to social media. It has given social media hackers and experts all the fuel they need to exploit and manipulate an entire culture in ways we would laugh at a generation or two ago.
I don’t mind living a little bit “out there” so people can examine what is going on in my life spiritually and theologically. I don’t mind engaging in hard issues, like racism, immigration, etc. It does get a bit tougher when it comes to very personal matters, but I also know there are people whoContinue reading “Saving my life and my ministry”
This summer has been an increase of pressure in my life. Most certainly know this, and this summer has been one of those time periods for me. Add to that all the craziness in our world and what we have is a toxic mixture of anxiety.
Painful words from Paul that challenge me: Do not be anxious about anything (Phil. 4:6)
Over the years I have watched the Lord lead me to so many victories. I have been amazed at the process. This is truly a “long obedience in the same direction,” as Eugene Peterson would put it. Yet, I keep struggling with one basic thing.
In my reading list, I moved from the end of Romans 8 to the beginning of Psalm 23.
Let rejoicing replace anxiety.
The enemy robs through anxiety. Jesus restores through joy.
When we really take in what Jesus is saying about the power of the Kingdom, we come to his amazing “guarantee:” you won’t worry. No matter how many times I read this passage in Matthew 6, I still choke on this passage. Worry. Anxiety. Things that keep me up. Things that wake me up. Things thatContinue reading “No place for worry”