Christian Meditation

 

Here is Gabriella’s comment about the last blog, “Worried?”

I love how Carol starts by thinking, “What am I afraid of?”  That is a powerful question when in the grip of anxiety or worry. The root of those things is often fear; fear of failing, fear of losing someone, fear of not being enough.  Being able to respond to those fears with what God says about each one can be comforting and help fight the lies the world tells us.

When I assess why I am worried, I usually come back to one thought:  I don’t trust God. Knowing that doesn’t eliminate anxiety, but it helps me speak truth and read the Bible in such a way that quiets those fears at the root.

Finally, we dwell on heaven. It is a thought of ultimate peace. What a great meditation to lift us out of the struggles of everyday life, if only for a moment.

-Gabriella

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before "retiring" to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies. My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years. Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, "Warm-hearted Calvinists."

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