How to Breathe in Peace

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Like oil and water, fear and love don’t mix well. Where there is love, fear flees. Where there is fear, love waits. “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18).

Our world has become a scary place: dread and foreboding fill our inbox and texts. We desire to “be anxious for nothing” and to “be still and know,” but living out this reality is a real struggle (Philippians 4:6; Psalm 46:10). “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). Chilled love is the breeding ground for infectious fear.

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We say we have much to be thankful for, but our minds secretly race with anxiety. We know prayer to be the key, but distractive thoughts make it difficult to pray the promises. Instead, we end up praying (worrying?) over the problem.

I, for one, need a resting place for my agitated mind.

So, I again, I return to the Psalms.

The link below simplifies the best assurances in this “Book of Praises.” Whether you bathe in them all at once or shower with a few at a time, I assure you that these truths will refresh you, and you will notice your anxiety swirling down the drain. Paul reminds us that, “Whatever was written in earlier times was written…(so) that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope (Romans 15:4). Isn’t that just what we need? Come with me to wash your mind with these truths.

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