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Do Africas Self-Styled Prophets Fear COVID-19? – TGC Africa

COVID-19 continues to deal unprecedented blows to our collective human existence, revealing our fragility. Even religion is not exempt from its complications. For the effects of the pandemic on religious activities have been monumental. Some of these effects have also revealed some surprises. One such surprise has been the activities of self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ in Africa.... Read more

The Fear of Being Without | Devotional by Rand Kreycik

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 I am kind of freaked out right now. Not supremely, but... Read more

Two ways to help prisoners fight pandemic fear, anxiety – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — A new UK study shows worsening mental health among prisoners and prison staff as a result of the pandemic. Underfunding and overcrowding increase the risk of COVID-19 infections for both of these populations. More coronavirus coverage here. The same problems exist in U.S. prisons, where World Missionary Press sends Scripture booklets and... Read more

Fear Not, God Is with You – Beloved Women – June 15, 2020

Fear Not, God Is with You Beloved Women June 15, 2020READ: For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: My body froze, and I was afraid. It was a steep hill I had driven down many times before. On this specific morning, anxiety... Read more

5 Signs You May Be Controlled by a Spirit of Fear

5. Compromising Compromise in interpersonal relationships is essential. Compromising on morals is not.Sometimes, when it seems like its the only way to survive, to keep people happy, to get what we want, we will compromise our morals. We will do things we know we shouldntor not do things we shouldin order to attain that which... Read more

Yemen: how to fight COVID-19 fear with hope – Mission Network News

[EDITORS NOTE: The following article was written by a Yemeni believer from a Muslim background living in the diaspora under quarantine.] Yemen (MNN) — Since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Yemen on April 10th, the United Nations (UN) and relief organizations have warned that the spread of the virus will have a catastrophic... Read more

TGC Q&A: How Do I Find Peace in the Midst of Fear?

As part of the biblical counseling series on TGC Q&A, Ed Welch answers the question, “How do I find peace in the midst of fear?” He addresses: Framing the question (1:04) The natural understanding of the command not to be afraid (2:13) Matthew 6—Jesus’s command to avoid anxiety (3:40) An encouraging walk with Jesus (4:10)... Read more

Dealing with Fear | Thoughts about God by Mike Woodard

Domonic, our two and a half year old grandson was helping Papa (Grandpa) do some much needed spring cleanup in the back yard. Our backyard is terraced, so when we went to the second layer he started to cry. I asked him why he was crying, and he said, Me Scared. It turned out he... Read more

Faith, Food, and Fear Struggles under Quarantine

The world would have us find our comfort from sensual pleasures of the flesh. But any pleasure or comfort you get from food will be temporary at best.To be clear, there is nothing wrong with comfort food or being satisfied when we eat a delicious meal. There is a reason that homemade chicken soup makes... Read more

The Sociology of Fear

Weve been talking about the fear for these past few weeks as a congregation, looking at both Jesus invitationperhaps commandto fear not and also looking at the anatomy of fear. What is actually going on when we experience fear? Today were going to turn our attention to think about the sociology of fear: to recognize... Read more

No Fear - Devotional by Corice Peters

No Concern – Devotional by Corice Peters

[ad_1] David shouted in reply, You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, however I come to you within the title of the LORD Almighty-the God of the armies of Israel, whom you've defied 1 Samuel 17:45 Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath from first Samuel. Jesse sends David out to the... Read more

Social Distancing From Church Is an Act of Love, Not Fear | RELEVANT Magazine

Social Distancing From Church Is an Act of Love, Not Worry | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Sacrifice. Substitution. The final word mannequin of substitution and sacrifice was Christ, who gave his life in order that we'd dwell. We additionally may consider troopers, first responders and others who step into hazard to guard and serve. However what if laying down your life didnt at all times appear to be... Read more

9 Verses for Fighting Fear | Compiled by Laura Rath

9 Verses for Combating Concern | Compiled by Laura Rath

[ad_1] Just a few weeks in the past, concern crept in and needed management of my days. Possibly you realize the feelingwhen you understand youre frightened about how-will-I and all of the what-ifs for at the moment, tomorrow, and 10 years from now. Concern of the unknown and how-will-this-work-out is formidable. It has the facility... Read more

Fear Not, Your Future Is Secure

Worry Not, Your Future Is Safe

[ad_1] A Positive Hope You haven't been left to safe your personal future, as a result of God in grace has secured an finish to your story extra superb than you'll be able to grasp. You and I completely want our lives to be formed and reshaped by these phrases: Blessed be the God and... Read more

Jennifer Allwood

Dont Let Worry Maintain You Again – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] By Jennifer Allwood Be robust and brave. Don't be afraid or terrified due to them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he won't ever go away you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 All of us like secure. Its human nature to keep away from arduous issues, and our regular tendency is to... Read more

Make Fear Your Friend. Turn to Christ.

Make Concern Your Pal. Flip to Christ.

[ad_1] Not all fears are irrational. In truth, to don't have any concern in any respect, at this level within the coronavirus disaster, would both be the aspect impact of inconsiderate irrationality or else a chemical-induced nerve numbing. Now, for some individuals, such ignorance is bliss. To not know is to not concern. However this... Read more

How to fight coronavirus fear with faith - Mission Network News

Methods to combat coronavirus concern with religion – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — Coronavirus instances within the U.S. proceed to skyrocket and the inventory market stays risky.Final week, the U.S. closed its borders with Canada and Mexico, the tax deadline moved from April to July, and severely-affected states ordered residents to remain dwelling.See our full coronavirus protection right here. Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft... Read more

When Fear Takes Over | Devotional by Karen Woodard

When Concern Takes Over | Devotional by Karen Woodard

[ad_1] For that is the way in which the holy ladies of the previous who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves… when you do what is true and don't give solution to worry. 1 Peter 3:5a ,6 I've all the time been a fearful particular person. I've even skilled panic assaults. What... Read more

Choosing Faith over Fear | Devotional by Charles Stanley

Selecting Religion over Concern | Devotional by Charles Stanley

[ad_1] “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Learn: Isaiah 41:8-13 (scroll down) As of late, there are many causes to worry.... Read more

Fear is tangible as Iran struggles to contain COVID-19 - Mission Network News

Worry is tangible as Iran struggles to include COVID-19 – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iran (MNN) — The Islamic Republic of Iran cancelled Friday prayers for the second week in a row and quickly launched greater than 50,000 prisoners in an effort to include COVID-19. In keeping with official statistics, Irans coronavirus loss of life toll is previous 90 and practically 3,000 Iranians are sick together with 23... Read more

When You Face a Wall of Fear | Devotional by Max Lucado

When You Face a Wall of Worry | Devotional by Max Lucado

[ad_1] Maybe standing earlier than you is a wall of concern. Brick upon brick of tension and dread. Haunting you're the kings of confusion. Because of them, youve struggled together with your identification and future. Youve purchased the lie that life has no absolutes or objective. As a toddler of God, it comes right down... Read more

5 Keys to Overcoming Fear | RELEVANT Magazine

5 Keys to Overcoming Worry | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Each single particular person I've ever mentored, ministered to, endorsed or cared for, has needed to face monumental battles with worry. Worry is a significant issue in our world. Worry instigates violence and perpetuates struggling. It conjures up envy and erodes friendships. Worry retains us always distracted and perpetually looking out, afraid... Read more

Even in the Face of Illness, We Have No Fear - Bible Gateway Blog

Even within the Face of Sickness, We Have No Concern – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] As I write this publish, main information organizations are reporting the worldwide unfold of the Coronavirus with what looks as if concern and a rise in alarm in comparison with simply yesterday. The media is broadcasting fears concerning the anticipated detrimental impact on the worldwide financial system, the obvious misinformation about numbers of circumstances,... Read more

On Coronavirus; speaking truth instead of fear - Mission Network News

On Coronavirus; talking reality as a substitute of concern – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) A latest spike in Coronavirus infections in China prompted extra alarm, extra lockdowns, and extra protection. A change in the way in which well being officers report new an infection instances makes the state of affairs appear much more harmful. The newest numbers, coupled with reviews that some cities enacted excessive measures... Read more

Overcoming Grief and Facing Fear: How HBOs The Outsider Explores Coping with Pain - Christ and Pop Culture

Overcoming Grief and Dealing with Worry: How HBOs The Outsider Explores Dealing with Ache – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Love him or hate him, Stephen King has been offering American tradition a context for exploring painful feelings for many years. Even if in case you have by no means learn considered one of his novels, its probably that you've seen a movie or tv collection adaptation of his work. HBO is the most... Read more

Nothing to Fear - Why are You so Afraid? Devotional by Debbie West

Nothing to Worry – Why are You so Afraid? Devotional by Debbie West

[ad_1] He stated to His disciples, Why are you so afraid? Do you continue to don't have any religion? Mark 4:40 Being from North Texas, I'm fairly aware of storms. I can recall many events after I was hunkered beneath a mattress, in a closet or rest room, listening to the native radio weathermen report... Read more

Why We're Told Not to Fear | Devotional by Bethany Hayes

Why We’re Advised To not Concern | Devotional by Bethany Hayes

[ad_1] There's a lot on this planet that tempts us to worry. Concern is typical in a world like ours. Concern is a response that comes naturally. However had been instructed 365 occasions in Scripture to Concern Not! Why are we instructed to not worry? Due to who our God is. Jesus instructed us wed... Read more