Posted in bible verses, Faith, fear, peace, phobias, rest

Be Anxious For Nothing

Image result for philippians 4:6-7My friend Stephen over at Fractured Faith Blog posted about being a Christian and struggling with worry. You can read his post here

I commented with this:

I’m the world’s worst worrier. I have this one fear that lately has been choking me and I end up crying myself to sleep over it.
I know the Bible tells us not to worry and I try my best to live by what the Word says but worry and anxiety are so intertwined with my being. It’s a daily struggle but I know the Lord has my back and will get me through this.
I’ve been focusing on Philippians 4:6-7 to get me through this one particular fear: “Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

To worry is to be human. But the Bible clearly tells us not to worry. Its easier said than done, right?

I am struggling with a particular fear that just won’t leave me. No matter how hard I try and no matter what I do, Satan knows its a weakness of mine and ever so slyly will slip this fear into my mind day after day until it consumes me. Until it becomes all I think about.  Until I begin crying myself to sleep, obsessing over it.

So how do I combat it day after day? I focus on Scripture and spend as much time with God as I can. I fight it every single day. It’s a daily fight.

I will always struggle with worry. But I won’t let it defeat me. And neither should you.

When you find yourself worrying….when a particular fear threatens to take over….just call on the Lord. Cry out to him. He longs to take care of us. 

Posted in 2018, California

California Trip

IMG_1404.jpgHey y’all! I’m back! I got back late Tuesday/early Wednesday morning! Boy am I exhausted. That 3 hour time difference doesn’t seem like a lot but it can really wear a person out! I’m beat!

But I had an absolute blast so the exhaustion is totally worth it! I was busy every single day I was there.  We did A LOT of walking!

IMG_1408.jpgWe went to Oceanside, CA on Sunday and I got to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time. 🙂

We walked out on the pier to a restaurant that is out there and grabbed some ice cream and just sat there and watched the waves. It was totally relaxing.

We also visited Las Vegas. Let me tell ya, that’s one busy busy city! I definitely couldn’t live there, that’s for sure. But it was cool to visit. We went up in the Eiffel Tower. That was awesome. 🙂IMG_1375.jpg

I took TONS of pictures but that’ll be a post for another day, maybe.  If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll see a lot more. 🙂 My computer isn’t the fastest and getting the pictures to load onto WordPress take forever. Then it slows my computer down. Grrr. LOL.

But I LOVED my trip to good ole Cali. I brought back many souvenirs and even a slight sunburn that’s slowly turning into a tan. 🙂 So I brought back some California sun! And let’s face it, my old pale self needed it! LOL

I hope you all have been well and I will check in with you all later!