We do not overcome the effects of ‘the news’ by denying or ignoring the evil in our world that causes such intense emotions, but rather by applying scriptural truth to circumstances and responding biblically.
What does the Bible say about fear and anxiety; and what might we pray to the Lord based on those Scriptures that can help us exchange toxic emotions for God’s wondrous peace?
If you’re ready for spiritual growth, here’s an easy way to experience the book of Ecclesiastes through prayer: every day for the next 30 days, discover the wisdom in Ecclesiastes—and pray it back to God.
Had we done enough to prepare her? How would she handle finances? What if she gets into trouble? And what about this hole in my heart? Then God reminded me. I could worry, or I could give my child, my loneliness, my fears to Him in prayer.
Too many times we try to do things in our own strength and we burn out. We can tire easily and isolate ourselves from others and God. Prayer is a necessity to keep us from temptation. Jesus tells His disciples to pray.
The James 5 prayer of faith encourages believers to trust in God. It may bring a physical healing, or a spiritual peace. We pray this prayer to lean on God, should he choose to heal the sick person in our lives.
How you start your day is essential to how it progresses, and ultimately, how it ends. If you seek God first and spend time in His presence, you can leave that morning fellowship empowered and energized to take on whatever the day brings.