Since February 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and now its many variants, have been infecting more than our bodies with disease; they have been infecting our psyches with fear. And this fear has spread much faster and its reach far greater than the biological virus itself, infecting young and old, trade and transportation, all of daily life.
In his article in the Epoch Times entitled "Fear: A Disease of Our Time", Dr. Peter Weiss recounts seeing a patient who came to him wearing a hat, two face masks, and over-sized plastic gloves. When he asked her why she was equipped in such a way, she said that she has a 7-year-old to protect.
Weiss lamented that, unfortunately, he had seen far too many patients like her. He goes on to say:
Fear has become a disease of our time. Fear is commonly defined as the belief that someone or something is dangerous and likely to cause pain or act as a threat, such as a shark swimming next to you.
. . . Fear is a healthy emotion to own when...
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Words of Assurance, Comfort, and Peace
Especially in trying times like these, with the world thrown into turmoil, upending our daily lives, we seek assurance. We seek comfort. And we seek peace. Not from the natural, as the once-reliable no longer is. But from the Supernatural, the Eternal, the True. And such a source of assurance, comfort, and peace is found in God’s holy, eternal, and true Word, the Bible.
So now I will share these truths from God’s Word with you, with the confidence that they will provide you assurance, comfort, and peace.
(All Bible passages are from the New International Version, unless otherwise noted.)
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46:1-3)
“Jesus Christ is the...
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Life can be tough. Especially these days. With fear and uncertainty swirling around, it's no wonder we're stressed. But continual stress is taxing at best and debilitating at worst. So how do you deal with exceptional stress? In this video, I provide 7 practical tips to do just that.
Have you ever faced a time when life-changing events were swirling around you, moment by moment, all unpredictably? So much so, you thought surely you would go crazy, literally?
I’ll bet you have – especially as you’ve reached midlife.
And I certainly have. When my husband of 27 years struggled through the last two months of his life, dying of colon cancer.
God had brought Steve and I through our two years of battling this monster inside him, a long life considering when initially diagnosed, the surgeon began by saying: “Do nothing and be dead in a few days.”
From that moment until those last two months, we had our ups and downs, joys and sorrows, and God was with us, teaching us, sustaining, uplifting us.
The last two months were something else entirely. The ups and downs—but mostly downs—were happening moment by moment, and I was going crazy.
You see, when faced with a crisis, I was wired by God to automatically think about...