Fear & Anxiety

Q&A: Helping a Fearful Child

Sep 27 2017 8:37 am

Anne asks: I have a 4-year-old daughter who is very emotional and very sensitive (your story about Caly was so encouraging because I see so many similarities) but these... Read More ›

No Grace for Your Imagination

Jul 22 2015 6:09 am

(We’re in the throes of book writing at the moment, thus the recent slow-down in blogging. Here’s a recent archive written by Mom that continues to serve my soul.)... Read More ›

Where There is No Grace

Oct 30 2014 5:12 am

What do our mothering fears have in common? They are all in our imagination. Our fertile minds generate countless scenarios whereby one calamity or another befalls our children: What... Read More ›

Prayer and Promises

Nov 8 2011 2:43 pm

When fear for our children grips us, we often look for something “new” to help us deal with it. But instead, we must rely on the true and the... Read More ›

A Mother’s Trust

Feb 28 2011 5:11 pm

Last week we concluded our series on fear. It began as “A Mother’s Trust”, but in the end, it was for everyone. We pray you were encouraged to trust... Read More ›

Because He Cares For You

Feb 24 2011 3:30 pm

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 “Not only will He never leave you—that’s the negative side of the promise—but He cares... Read More ›

When I Don’t Feel Like It

Feb 22 2011 2:39 pm

Sometimes I struggle with feeling guilty that I don’t feel like doing the next thing. Even though I have repented from fear and anxiety (and will keep repenting and... Read More ›

Hope in Real Life

Feb 10 2011 3:09 pm

“First Peter 3:6b shows us what hope looks like in the stresses and threats of real life. ‘And you are now her children if you do right and let... Read More ›

The Next Thing

Feb 7 2011 4:01 pm

There’s at least one more “weapon” we must learn to wield in our fight against fear: obedience. We fight fear, not only with prayer and promises, but with action... Read More ›

Learning to Trust

Feb 3 2011 4:04 pm

Recently, I heard a story about a woman who was gripped by fear in the middle of a dangerous storm. She got on her knees and asked God to... Read More ›

A Good Laugh

Jan 26 2011 3:17 pm

In addition to tuning out our fears and turning up the volume on truth, we must fight fear with laughter. Sound ridiculous, even a little irreverent? Irreverence is precisely... Read More ›

Good Friends

Jan 11 2011 4:59 pm

Last Thursday, Nicole encouraged us to enlist our friends as allies in our fight against fear. Great advice. I have benefited more times than I can remember from friends... Read More ›

Firm to the End

Jan 6 2011 3:53 pm

Sometimes, when battling fear, I am unable to effectively speak truth to myself. I try, but it just doesn’t stick. In such cases, I need others to talk to... Read More ›

Tell Your Soul

Jan 5 2011 3:41 pm

We pick up our series on fear with the second half of Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones’ counsel. We must not listen to ourselves, but we must also fill that... Read More ›

Do Not Fear

Dec 14 2010 2:00 pm

“Do not Fear.”“What? Not even a little?”“No, do not fear.”“Surely I may show some measure of fear?”“No, do not fear.”Tie this knot tight around the throat of unbelief: “Do... Read More ›

To Tell the Truth

Dec 7 2010 3:16 pm

One reason we shouldn’t listen to our fears is because they lie. Fear not only fails to accurately predict the future, it also tells lies about the Word and... Read More ›