Monday, July 24, 2017

we are strangled by anxiety

we are strangled by anxiety
sapped by our worries
seeing only the mountain
our challenges, our struggles

we think we have to conquer
that we must succeed
that the task is ours to accomplish
we forget our risen Lord

we are immobilized by fear
we listen to the sirens
the voices of the enemy
the whispers of the flesh

we forget our risen Savior
we cannot hear the Spirit
calling us to rest, to peace
we ignore the words of the Psalms

we think we are all that
that each challenge, each struggle
is ours alone to carry
we do not bring them to God
we do not trust in God’s mercy

edited/ new name July 24, 2017
we are strangled by anxiety

July 24, 2017
immobilized by fear
July 24, 2017
freed by hope
July 23, 2017
Hope is Trust
July 23, 2017
why are we so anxious
July 23, 2017
Stetson Memorial UMC
Sermon Series: This Living Hope
(Adapted from Marcia McPhee’s
“A Future With Hope”)
week 1 - “This Living Hope”
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
Jeremiah 29:11-14 Amplified Bible
Romans 5:1-5 Amplified Bible
John 3:16-17 Amplified Bible
and Sermon, “This Living Hope”
video and text:


by Pastor Ruth Foss
Children’s Message

by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
July 23, 2017

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