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The apostle Paul understands the lows of life’s trials and shares an encouraging word while he was in prison, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6–7, NKJV. During this season of working from home, becoming a homeschool teacher to your children without any training or warning, and a plethora of other issues we are coping with… it can seem like we are imprisioned during this stay-at-home order. Yesterday…

“God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” Numbers 23:19 When this all began and things quickly started to change, I became so anxious and fearful. It seemed like every night our world was flipped upside down, and our new normal was pretty frightening. But these last few weeks there is one prominent thought that keeps running through my mind. God is in absolute control. I posted the following on…

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (I John 4:18, NKJV) The morning news is really not the best way for me to start my day. A constant stream of gloom and doom pours out of the radio as I prepare breakfast. I hear about crime, terrorism, disasters, stock market upheavals, and dire predictions about the future. This week’s fear-producing word seems to be pandemic. Before I realize what is happening, my mind fills with anxiety and what if’s. I…