Mom's Joy

Written by Demetria Zinga

“Mom, what am I going to do?” I moaned as I shared with my mother my woes ofrepparttar hour. I was working a full time job and my heart was aching to be home with my daughter instead. This was a pretty difficult decision for me, especially since my job was providing a source of financial security for me and my family. Without it, we would definitely be in a rut to make ends meet. Very calmly she replied “Did you seekrepparttar 147939 Lord about it?” “Yes!” I cried, “and, well…I’m just not sure that He’d have me leave my family in a financial rut just so I could stay home with my daughter. What do you think?” The smile in her voice when she spoke eased my mind, and I knew immediately what I should do. Months later I had quit my job and was home with my daughter, raising her and being there to see her most precious moments and milestones. The Lord had protected our financial well being and had blessed my husband with a raise at his job. But before long, I was calling Mom again. “Mom?” I began slowly. Mom waited. “Well…” I hesitated, “I love being in school right now and everything, but…” and there I continued my woes ofrepparttar 147940 hour as Mom patiently and attentively listened to every word I spoke. And once again, she not only listened, but spoke words of truth to me that I knew only God could have given her to share with me for that very moment.

I have never seen her falter. Inrepparttar 147941 face of adversity and moments of desperation, I have seen her call out to our Heavenly Father, and with such faith and trust in Him that it literally moves me. Inrepparttar 147942 midst of her troubled situations I have observedrepparttar 147943 peace of God which resides upon her life andrepparttar 147944 joy ofrepparttar 147945 Lord that radiantly shines from within.

The Anxiety Club

Written by Demetria Zinga

“How am I going to make it? What am I going to do? Where will we getrepparttar money?”

Do these questions sound familiar to you? Are they perhaps, questions you’ve asked recently? Then welcome torepparttar 147938 club. I call itrepparttar 147939 Anxiety Club. We’ve all been part of that club at some point in our lives. There are moments when bills need to be paid, butrepparttar 147940 money is no where to be found. Situations occur in our lives, and we have to make really tough decisions that affect everyone involved. Sometimes we don’t see that light atrepparttar 147941 end ofrepparttar 147942 tunnel and we feel trapped. So I’ve asked, “What do I do? What do I say? How will I solve this problem?” and last but not least, “God, are you there?”

The Anxiety Club always has a way of making you pay your dues even before you decide to discontinue your membership. You’ll pay through your emotions, your health, and spiritual well being. Anxiety and worry causes undue stress, not to mention a myriad of other negative things it does to your nervous system. By joiningrepparttar 147943 club, you could end up be an emotional wreck, and spiritually depleted of your joy, energy, and enthusiasm for serving Christ.

So you want out ofrepparttar 147944 club? “But how do I get out?” you say. I mean, it’s one thing to wish yourself into a peaceful state of mind, butrepparttar 147945 reality of it is, you STILL have bills that are unpaid. Life still goes on. Okay, true, butrepparttar 147946 words of our Savior sum it all up: “Do not worry about our life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food andrepparttar 147947 body more than clothing? …Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature…?” In other words, worrying will not makerepparttar 147948 situation better. Here’s a GREAT, practical solution torepparttar 147949 problems we face: “Have faith in God…”, quoted byrepparttar 147950 Savior Himself.

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