I will keep this intro brief because I know all of us are going crazy with updates and research with the COVID-19 scare. However, I want to share a few resources that may uplift, encourage, and guide you into a deeper place... One of stillness, of being able to let go of fears and help you awaken the substance in your soul that sparks joy & peace!
If you're in need of a faith boost, and are a book-lover, you'll likely appreciate these:
100 Days of Faith Over Fear: Devotional Journal
Lisa Stilwell (Author) * Purchase here:
Lisa is a lovely lady who writes with a tone of such sweetness and optimism! This faith-based book will set you on a journey to conquer your fears and live your life in freedom! Fear... It connotes a lifetime of struggle for almost everyone. No matter our age, race, financial status, or demographic, we all succumb to the power of fear to some degree. Chances are, since you are reading this, you live with some degree of fear as well. God wants you to live resting in the knowledge that He is for you. He knows every threat you feel, and He is fearless in the face of all things. He turns curses into blessings, and weakness into strength. He wants us to know how little we have to fear when He is near. You can have His perfect peace—no matter your circumstances. In this 100-day journey to a fearless life, you’ll grow in your faith and find freedom as you reflect on the encouraging daily devotions, empowering Scriptures, and heartfelt prayers. Plus, you can pour out your heart on the journaling pages as you find rest in God's strength, His courage, and His unwavering love for you.
Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World Max Lucado (Author) * Purchase here:
Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night?
Is irrational worry your constant companion?
Could you use some calm?
If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research program, anxiety related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety. Max writes, "The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious.” He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives.
Let Go: 60 Powerful Truths to Set Your Heart Free Hardcover Katy Fults (Author) * Purchase here:
True freedom allows us to live our lives without carrying any extra weight on our shoulders. In this powerful devotional, Kayu Fults offers 60 devotions on how to let go of all that holds you back from a free life with Christ Jesus. Featuring beautiful hand lettering and artwork, Katy’s unique style and voice encourages you to leave your worries, concerns, regrets, and unsettling feelings behind as you learn to surrender to the unfailing love of Jesus Christ. Katygirl Designs on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/katygirldesigns