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Worry Not

 

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On the way home from church on Sunday I got drenched in an unexpected shower.

I was hastily walking over Waterloo Bridge when I had to stop and admire the magnificence of the place. I took this photograph to share with you – note the rainbow.

I had to give thanks, even for the opportunity to behold such beauty, such magic that always warms my soul and inspires creativity in me.

Looking at this beautiful work of art, I recalled Pastor’s message on the importance of fixing our thoughts on the right things & being thankful, or else the wrong things like fear, self doubt, low self esteem and depression etc could take hold of us.

He read from Philippians 4:8 ‘Finally brothers and sisters whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.’

A noteworthy scripture indeed for the heavy hearted. I had lost myself in the scenery and the moment, and felt encouraged. If the Giver of life & hope could masterfully speak this into being, could He not attend to my needs?

Lose fear for true peace

Pastor added that we should not be troubled or afraid. Instead, pray and not worry or be anxious about anything (Philippians 4:4).

An on point message for those of us living in pain, physical or emotional, fibromyalgia, PTSD, anxiety, depression, whatever.

Easier said than done, I know. But we have nothing to lose from trying.

And I’d happily hand over the fear and pain etc in exchange for some of the lovely, pure stuff that lifts us up.

Love, love, love to you my friends.

Gentle hugs & healing 🙂

 

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Alisha Nurse is a curry-loving writer & comms professional who holds a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism (International) from the University of Westminster, London. Get in touch with any feedback or questions via the contact form in the 'About' section.

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