I AM AFRAID
Perhaps you've been threatened, gone through difficulties, or feel alarmed by the morning's headlines or latest calamity. You've come to realize this world is not safe. We've got war, terrorism and weather disasters, unexplained tragedies, plus perhaps personal fears about your job, your family, or your health. What can a person do in times like these? A person can go to God in prayer. Let's start with this simple prayer to give God your fear.
Lord, in Jesus name, I give you my fear. You know my worries, but I give my worries to you. They are now your worries. You can worry about them much better than me. Turn my worries into blessings, turn disasters into miracles. Teach me how to trust you through whatever difficultly comes my way.
Now you need to know what the word of the Lord says:
4 "I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
God loves you and has a purpose for your life. do not let your enemy, the devil, have his way with you. Turn to Jesus. Follow him.
What God's word says about worry:
25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
What Jesus says:
27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Dear Lord, give me your courage. Walk with me. Help me to have the courage to live and to continue to walk the journey you have set before me. You have a purpose for my very life. Help me to live into that purpose.
Don't forget, God has a plan:
"I know the plans I have for you. I have plans to prosper you and not to harm you. I have plans to give you hope and future.
"If you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me. I will listen to you. Search for Me. You will find Me when you seek Me with all of your heart."(Jeremiah 29:11, 12, 13 - paraphrase)
We're praying for you.
Rebekah & Linda
Do you go to church anywhere? If not,
find a church. Talk to the pastor and tell him how you are feeling. But most
of all, keep doing the next thing. I'm not promising that you will not have
losses, but keep praying, seeking God, and His direction. Keep your head high
in this storm and one day, it will pass. The sun will shine again. And this
dark period of your life will be behind you. There is hope Jeremiah 29: 11
- 13 says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,...plans
to give you hope and a future... You will seek me and find me when you seek
me with all your heart."
Keep seeking, keep walking, and God will see you through this.
In the meantime, please go get a check up from your doctor and tell him how you are feeling. If you think you are at risk for suicide, please go to the hospital or call 911. Do not do anything to harm yourself, you are going to make it. A really good book on this is Where is God When it Hurts by Phillip Yancey. God is going to see you through this dear one. Please, please do not do anything to hurt yourself.
You are going to make it. I'm praying for you. God is going to see you through this dear one. Please, please do not do anything to hurt yourself. Wait on God. In the meantime, if thoughts of suicide get too heavy, go to the hospital or call 911. Call your doctor as well.
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Here's what I recommend to you:
1. We need other believers for encouragement. Find a church home. See if you can find a small Bible study of people in your age range. Call some of the bigger churches in your area and see if they have anything to offer for your age group. This could be a home Bible study or a Sunday school class. CLICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TO FIND A CHURCH: Evangelical Free Church , Lutheran ELCA , any , any , Presbyterian , any Christian , Assemblies of God , Mennonite , any Bible believing , for travelers , Christian , Methodist ,
2. Listen to inspirational
music. There's a lot of Christian music in different styles. Maybe
you've got a great Christian radio station in your area or maybe you can find
one on the web that plays a style of Christian music that speaks to you like
You can also go to a Christian bookstore and listen to their CDs until you
find something that helps you to feel worshipful.
3. Take time to read the Bible. If you don't have a Bible, there are versions available on the web that you can download. Gospel Book of John
4. Read the book, Purpose Driven Life. This is a great Bible study and you need to have the Word in your life every day.
5. Take our New Believer Bible Study . CLICK HERE: What do you do next?
6. Read the instant download, Grief Relief.
7. Listen to free, encouraging downloads at www.BestCDDownloads.com
Don't do anything to harm yourself. You are so loved. Please give your situation time, please allow God time to move. He may be waiting for you to give in to Him, to say, God I will trust you, no matter what. Try trusting God and see what will happen.
Also, please go in for a medical checkup and tell your doctor about how you feel emotionally. Your doctor may have medications that can help you get over this 'bump' in the road.
Also, I highly recommend counseling. You may find a pastor in your church or other local church or some other professional who will understand and help you with your struggles.
WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU!
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P.S.S. If you are at risk to harm yourself,
please go to the hospital, call 911, or call
1800 - SUICIDE
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