Fighting the Fear Du Jour

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“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is youra life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
– Colossians 3:1-4

Your mind has been hijacked!

If you are like me, there is a good chance that your attention will be grabbed early in the day by one or another piece of horrible news. It could come through the radio, or TV, or email, or internet, or a conversation at home or at work. There is no shortage of alarming stories.
Once some of these stories get bouncing around in your mind, it becomes really hard to stay above the storm. It can reduce your creative thinking power dramatically. It can sour your interactions with those around you. We can easily lose a day investigating a terrifying news story.

In St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, chapter 3, we find a remedy.

We are told to set our hearts on things above. Instead of going over and over about something dark, we are to set our minds on things that are good. In other words, dump the fear, and focus on your work, or do an act of kindness, or tend a garden, or learn a new skill, and of course, take time in the Bible and prayer to give thanks and praise to God and intercede for others.
So why live another minute being tortured by the FoxNews Fear Du Jour?
Why not cast our cares onto the Lord, lean back into His arms, and do something positive, like hard work, or spending time with a loved one. Let God be our defender, while we seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.

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0 responses to “Fighting the Fear Du Jour

  1. Amen! Give it all up to Jesus!

     
  2. You are right.
    To paraphrase Max Planck’s 1944 speech in Florence, Italy, a benevolent Higher Power (intelligent & conscious Mind) directed the Sun’s pulsar core in creating and sustaining every atom, life and world in the solar system.

     
  3. Amen, TD. Thank you for your reminder to fix our eyes, hearts, and minds on Jesus Christ. With Him, I can do all things.

     
  4. Does that mean we don’t need to the Federal Government to save us?

     
    • Lance Jackson

      After all the federal gubmint did a splendid job in New Orleans after Katrina and equally stellar performance after hurricane Sandy…..not

       
  5. Lance Jackson

    Mark your calendars, Sept 23-24 GIANT asteroid the size of Rhode Island will crash into Puerto Rico causing 1000 foor tsunami and setting off every fault line on the planet. Tis os a variant seems to be making the rounds in non christian as well as bible bangers blogs and youtube channels
    I still wonder why if god so loves his believers which seem to be concentrated in the former amerikan south anf bible belt why dioes he send so many category 5-6 hurricanes and tornadoes there

     

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