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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Let Prayer Replace Fear With Joy

Situations in life can be troubling and can cause distractions.

Our imagination gets wound up. We find ourselves losing focus. Doubt and fear creep into our mind.

When this happens, we need to take time to pray. Breathe in God’s life-giving peace and feel yourself begin to relax. Redirect your focus to God’s protection. Affirm that God is your protector. Affirm that he is present.

These affirmations and words will calm your anxious thoughts. You will begin to feel at peace because of God’s protection.

The challenges we face can wear us down.

We can become tired spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Our gratitude and joy are replaced by fear and anxiousness. Life becomes burdensome and heavy.

When this happens we need to look to God to replace our joy, which is our strength. Put a song of praise on your lips and in your heart. Pray and ask God for help.

These simple acts of worship and praise will begin to inspire you. Your challenges become lighter. Joy replaces fear.

 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm46:1

Ken Thom, MS, LPC is a nationally recognized Christian counselor and writer. He is available for parent and individual coaching. Ken is a Post Institute Certified Family Regulatory Therapist, Certified Coach and Great Behavior Breakdown Instructor as well as a certified BCI parent trainer. Ken's book Christian Parent Wisdom is a daily scripture based medication book for parenting children with challenging behaviors. Contact Ken.

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