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Two Strategies for Defeating Anxiety & Fear

Two Strategies for Defeating Anxiety & Fear

If I'm being honest, the last few months have at times felt like a hurricane or, worse yet for me, a vast snowy desert, but they are neither. They are just new lands along on the path I chose when I decided to follow Jesus like I mean it.

Truth is, Jesus told the disciples, before they got in the boat, they were going to the other side. So they were going to make it. Dead calm was a bonus.

Jesus was gracious enough to show a bunch of terrified fishermen just who they were dealing with. It was a lavish gift given to a bunch of skeptical, anxious humans who did everything possible to not deserve it.

Same Jesus. Different day.

Super Tom - The Example

Super Tom - The Example

I’ve heard the words “Tom what’s your location?” spoken over his radio a dozen times by a dozen people in a thirty-minute span, yet somehow Tom always had time to stop and shake a man’s hand and to look him in the eye. How is that possible?

It's possible because Tom was a full-time construction worker in the Kingdom of God, building stuff that makes earth look more like heaven.