Inspirational: Hope to Handle Your Anxieties By Finding Ultimate Control!
Hope for the Anxious!
to help you handle your anxieties.
At some point,
we all will have feelings of anxiety,
and when it shows up we want to
get rid of it as soon as possible.
The good news: There is help, so have hope.
“We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.”
— Psalm 33:20
Anxious, Fearful, and a Lack of Control
Anxieties show up for a variety of reasons. Why they come, and to what extent they come, varies from person to person and situation to situation. Typically, a sudden change in life triggers feelings of anxiety, fear, and a lack of control.
Anxiety often comes when we feel as though our circumstances are beyond our control. The pressures and stresses of life can make us feel unsure about the future and cause us to worry and be anxious. An overwhelming sense that we have lost control can overtake us.
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
— Isaiah 40:31
Hope, Help, Peace, and Ultimate Control
Anxieties do come, but we have hope and help. God clearly tells us what we are to do when worries and concerns arise. He tells us in Matthew 6:25 to not be worried about our lives, and in 1 Peter 5:7 he tells us to cast all our anxieties on Him, because He cares for us.
No doubt, a sudden change can leave you feeling unsure about the future. However, there is never a time when God is unsure. God is in control even when your life becomes torn apart by the pressures of the world.
Anxiety may come when you feel like your circumstances are beyond your control, but nothing is beyond God’s control. “The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.” (Psalm 97:1)
Do you wonder what happens to your peace and joy when anxiety approaches? Your source of true peace is Jesus Christ. When sorrows and worries come, He calms your heart. When financial anxieties and difficulties increase, He provides for each need.
God tells us to cease striving and know that He is God. (Psalm 46:10) Be still within your heart and allow Him to do for you what you cannot do yourself – calm your fears and anxieties.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
— Romans 15:13
Good news: You do not have to handle your anxieties on your own. God cares for you. His love is unconditional, and His Word promises that He will meet all your needs. Be still and know that God is the superpower of all powers and your life is in His ultimate control. Let His Word be your inspiration and hope.
May you have abundant joy and peace, overflow with hope, and live a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you –
Strangers – Inspirational Video
“Strangers” Christian Video by Igniter Media
Be inspired by this video called “Strangers” by Igniter Media.
We all know how important it is to talk to others about Christ. But we shouldn’t forget about the impact of how we live our lives as well. Just think, you may never meet the person whose life you helped change.
Here is a great comment left for this video on GodTube:
“You can call it the “Ripple Effect”, or “Trickle down blessings”, it is ultimately Gods’ Will that none should perish. He has a plan, and this is a great video to show how sharing Christ, inviting someone to church, pays Eternal dividends! Something to think about the next time someone asks, ‘Why do you wear that cross?’, or ‘What is it about you, you are always happy’? Even though it sometimes seems it is not so, sharing our’ faith is always a winning situation!” — Jim Loeffert
Enjoy this video & have a God blessed day!
Have a Great Day Affirmation – Free Christian Meditation Download
Anticipate a Great Day Every Day!
Can simply changing the way you spend the first minutes of each day dramatically improve your chances to have a great day every day? Yes, you’ll almost guarantee it. Get inspired to make the most of the precious gift called ‘today!’
“In the beginning God created the heaven and earth and today is the day that the Lord has made. No other day just like it was ever made. This is it! I will rejoice and be glad in it. Thank you, Lord, for being with me this day. It’s going to be a great day!”
(References: Genesis 1:1, Psalm 118:24, Psalm 139:18)
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God bless you always,
P.S. For additional resources to help have a great day, you may also want to check out the following article: Inspiration – How to Almost Guarantee Yourself a Great Day Every Day!
Inspiration – How to Almost Guarantee Yourself a Great Day Every Day!
Dramatically Improve Your Chances to Have a Great Day
you can just about guarantee yourself
a great day every day.
Well, it’s not.
The way in which we begin a day largely determines how the day is going to go.
5 Techniques to Inspire You and Dramatically Improve Your Chances for a Great Day:
1. Remind Yourself You Are NOT Alone
Discover for yourself, what a wonderful way it is to wake up each morning with the reminder you are not alone. When you return to a semi-conscious state after a night of sleep, and while still in bed, repeat Psalm 139:18.
“When I awake, I am still with you.”
— Psalm 139:18
What does it mean? All night long while sleeping, we have been under the watchful care of our Heavenly Father. But now the day has come with all its potential problems, responsibilities, disappointments, and struggles. So it helps to be reminded that when we are awake God remains with us.
The eight comforting words in the above verse emphasize one of the greatest truths known to man – that we are not alone. Take time to memorize this verse. Then jumpstart your day and fill your waking moments with this reminder.
2. Pray for Others and Yourself
Next, pray for your loved ones, friends, and other people you have promised to pray for. Also pray for God’s guidance, wisdom, and protection over yourself as you go about your day.
3. Acknowledge Today as a Gift
Then, before leaving your bedside, repeat this inspiring Bible passage.
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
— Psalm 118:24
God made this precious, opportunity-filled day; He gives it to you as a gift. And, as time passes, each day becomes more precious (or at least it should).
Keep in mind: You and I are very responsive to the moods of nature. Consider how you feel if you open your eyes and it is raining, or snowing, or the sky is overcast and the wind is blowing? This can be enough to start our day off on the wrong foot.
However, we can overcome any mood of nature, or any negative mood of human nature, by filling our minds with the realization that there is this precious thing called a day.
4. Visualize and Anticipate a Great Day
As you arise, mentally picture the good day you want and expect, visualize it clearly, and strongly affirm that mental picture. Practicing such awakening techniques can change your whole approach to life and help you see the good in every day.
For many, the moment their eyes open on a new day their thoughts begin to focus on all the awful things that might happen; and that is usually what they get. Why? Because what we project in our mind as a probability, is likely to result in fact.
To change apprehension, gloomy thoughts, and depressive attitudes to anticipation, repeat Genesis 1:1 and Psalm 118:24 three times in the morning, and then say them to yourself during the day.
Let your confession and affirmation be something such as: ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and earth and today is the day that the Lord has made. No other day just like it was ever made. This is it! I will rejoice and be glad in it. Thank you, Lord, for being with me this day. It’s going to be a great day!’
5. Let Go of the Past
Did it ever occur to you that yesterday ended last night? Every morning, you face a new beginning, so put the past behind you. Take the good memories you want to remember from the past along with you; as well as the lessons you’ve learned from your mistakes. But all the other things – leave them at the door of the new day.
One reason people have nervous breakdowns and are mentally sick is because they don’t shake themselves free of the past. Let it go!
Did you make mistakes last week? I did. What are we going to do about those mistakes? Start each day adventuring with God, and let the past be past. Do the best we can today with God’s help. Anticipate a great day, and it will be.
Do yourself a favor: Start putting these five techniques into practice. Habits and negative attitudes don’t change overnight. But if you can shift from apprehension to letting the thought of anticipation surge through your mind, your life will change and you’ll almost guarantee yourself a great day every day!
May your days be great and your life full of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. Enjoy the following: Have a Great Day Affirmation – Free Christian Meditation Download
Memorial Day Blessings to All Our Heroes – Inspirational Video
“Our Heroes” Inspirational Video by Skit Guys
Memorial Day in the United States is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formally known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.
God Bless All Those Who Serve & Have Served So That We May Enjoy the Freedoms We Have Today!
The Race – Inspirational Video with Heather Dorniden
Life Knocks Us Down, But the LORD Gives Us Strength to Get Back Up!
Heather Dorniden of the University of Minnesota races the 600m at the Big 10 Indoor Track Championships. In lap 2, Heather got cut off and took a bad fall… BUT SHE GOT UP and not only continued the race, SHE WON!
Heather reminds us that even in the race of life we will eventually fall, but God is always there to help us get back up.
Heather has said that she always hoped that she could become famous enough in her running career to act as a positive example of a strong Christian, female athlete so that she could use her position as a platform to inspire young girls to chase their dreams and stay true to their faith.
Well Done Heather! Keep Running Strong!
“When I fall, I shall arise.”
“I can do all things, through Christ who strengthens me.”
— Philippians 4:13
Soar higher in Him,
Future Hope – Top 10 Inspiring Reasons to Believe Your Future Is Bright!
A Future Filled with Hope and Success
but it can sometimes seem hard to come by.
It is often said we have our whole life ahead of us.
Yet, many people go through difficult seasons in life and question what there is to look forward to.
No matter where you are, hope for the future is available for you to grab onto.
10 Inspiring Reasons to Believe Your Future is Bright:
1. Mistakes in Life Do Not Have the Final Say
If you make mistakes, you can start over. Mistakes are a part of the growing process and learning curve of life. As we start putting our mistakes in the past, our future begins to look bright.
2. You are a Work in Progress
God has promised to keep on working in you and with you. Growing and developing takes time and we should expect continued personal growth in our future.
3. Never Too Young or Old
You are never too young or old to fill your days with meaning and purpose. Consider Moses: He was 80 years old when God called him to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt!
4. Every Day is a New Day
Each day is new and fresh. You can make the most of each one. If we’ve fallen short today, we can look forward to a new day tomorrow. Thank God that His grace and mercy is new every day. (Lamentations 3:21-23)
5. You are Never Alone
God said He would never leave you or abandon you. (Hebrews 13:5) People may leave us, but God will not. The future is bright knowing God is in it.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.” — Romans 15:13
6. God Loves You
God loves you unconditionally! God loves you just the way you are. But like the saying goes, He also loves you too much to leave you the way you are.
7. You Have a Purpose in Life
God created you with a purpose and you can discover it. We have all been given unique gifts and talents that help us fulfill our purpose. Discovering our purpose and living it makes the future bright not only for us, but also those around us.
8. God Shall Supply All Your Needs
God will take care of your needs as you seek and obey His Word. (Philippians 4:19) “The Lord is my portion, says my soul: therefore will I hope in Him.” – Lamentations 3:24
9. Mansions in Heaven
God has created a wondrous place in heaven for His children. We have hope that after our life on earth we graduate to eternal life in heaven. “In My Father’s house are many mansions… I go to prepare a place for you.” – John 14:2
10. Guidance from the Most High God
If we trust, rely on, and acknowledge God, He will direct our life. The God that created the universe is available to help guide our life. “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:6
Hope for the future may have faded for you. You may feel like you are in a prison and have no future. But no matter where you are, God has promised to bless you with a future filled with hope and success, not suffering. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Do yourself a favor: Have hope and believe your future is bright. Let the truth of God’s love set you free. God is a miracle-working God. He does not punish us all our life for our mistakes. He wants us to look forward and not backward. Put your hope and trust in God and allow Him to be an active part of your life.
May your hope be strong, your future bright, and your life full of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. Feel free to share your thoughts… and thanks to Billy Alexander for this fun image – you can view more of his creative images here.
Finish Strong – Inspiring Nick Vujicic Video
What Matters Is How You Finish!
I’m not sure what has knocked you down in life…
What you are struggling to overcome…
Or what might be causing you to want to quit…
But what I do know – is when we look to the author and finisher of our faith we can finish strong!
“…and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
looking to JESUS the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
despising th shame, and is set down at the right hand
of the throne of GOD.” — Hebrews 12: 1-2
This short video is guaranteed to inpire you to get yourself up and finish strong!
Find out more about Nick Vujicic and the awesome things he is doing with his life to make a difference in this world. Visit Nick’s website.
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. Feel free to share your thoughts and comments. Everytime I watch or read a story about Nick I am left feeling inspired to do more with my life and quit with my excuses and complaining…