Anxiety is your soul guarding against a threat. Gratitude is your soul welcoming blessing.
What do you do when you don’t know what to say? God knew what to say. Why not send a text once a day with some encouraging passage of Scripture?
Picture a family around a Thanksgiving table, taking turns expressing gratitude. “I’m thankful for my family.” “I’m thankful for my health.” “I’m thankful for my home.” Those are incomplete sentences. “Thankful for” is meaningless without “thankful to.”
Never talk to yourself about your troubles. Talk to God about your troubles and talk to yourself about God.
Everything God does, He does for a reason—an infinitely good reason. He does not waste His time and He does nothing arbitrarily. God only does good things (Dt.32:4). Oh, what a blessing it is to know that absolutely everything that ever happens to us—down to the smallest detail—is a purposeful, intentional, loving, wise, beneficial step in a grand, glorious design! Every moment of every day you are experiencing the unfolding of the great drama of God’s perfect providential plan.
Left to themselves, anxious feelings and thoughts will rage out of control. But God has given us a secret weapon to reign them in. Spiritual executive function. Executive Function In chapter five we discussed the executive function of the brain, which has power to...