Shadow fears- Part 2

By Dave Henning / November 11, 2013

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let his ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” -James 1: 5

In today’s post Charles Stanley concludes his discussion of four common sources of anxiety, as found in Chapter 5 of Emotions.

3.  Lack of information.  The unknown can be extremely terrifying.  What we don’t understand about our circumstances falls into three categories: (a) information that we recognize as incomplete- Dr. Stanley notes that understanding the information we’ve been given makes all the difference and that a little study often solves the problem; (b) information we may not perceive as inadequate- we fail to realize that we don’t have the full story, that our understanding is incomplete; (c) information we cannot know- if we’re not careful, our questions and hopes about the future may consume us.

4.  A wrong view of God’s nature.  We may have a faulty view of how God cares of provides for us.  We may not be trusting the Lord with our future or be uncertain that He loves us and is reliable.

Today’s question: What question would you love to ask the Lord regarding your ministry downsizing or vocation loss?  Into which information category does your question fit?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Rejection- the most painful emotion”

Special note:  new addition to Crown Jewels- “Practical atheism”


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