Listen up---I would LOVE for you to inspire a post---perhaps even unknowingly---with a comment you make on line, via email or text, or even a cell call.  Today's post was inspired by a faithful reader who often comments.  Her comment on the post about fear and anxiety gave inspiration for today's missive.

If you remember, when we talked about fear and anxiety, we discussed anxiety attacks.  Some are more prone than others to these physical manifestations brought on by our anxiousness.  The commenter told me she has had these attacks and her daughter struggles greatly with them.  She then said, "She's working on it through daily Bible study and therapy."  BRAVO!  The first step is to take action in some form to help with any malady.  Looking for answers---trying to understand the underlying cause, in this situation, is one of the necessary steps.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW---it will take effort!  When you decide to run a race, you should train before standing at that starting line (although I have known a few runners so talented they could literally jump off their throne on the couch and with no training and seemingly no effort not just run, but win the race.)  Needless to say---that would NOT be me.    Dr. Son In Law did not walk into the ER that first time without years of schooling and training.  Part of medical training and military training is to do things over and over until you can accomplish the task without even thinking.  We train our minds and muscles to respond to certain stimuli without hesitation.   We perform by rote---mechanical or habitual repetition of something learned.

While her daughter is spending time daily in Bible Study, she is learning to automatically go to the truth.  She is teaching herself---with effort---to shortcut those anxious thoughts and instead know and rely upon the truth.  God is present, God is faithful, God loves us...all those timeless sacred truths of faith.  It takes effort to be able to perform by rote--and it is well worth the effort.   As the Word tells us, bind the truth on our doorposts so you remember and respond according to those truths.

"You shall bind them as a sign on your hand,

and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

You shall write them on the doorposts

of your house and on your gates."

Deuteronomy 6:8-9 


  1. Such sound advice, Lulu! Being grounded in God and His Word is the place we should always begin when we seek healing.
    Blessings, and thanks for your prayers for Danny!

    1. I hope Danny on doing well. My brother has A Fib and just went through the same procedure AGAIN. They have put him on a new med, that so far, is helping keep him in rhythm.

      Blessings, Martha!


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