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Esteem (2)

Ponder: Why do I feel badly about myself?

Scripture: “. . . Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord among the trees of the garden” (Genesis 3:8, NKJV).

Healthy self esteem results from recognizing that we are made in the image of God. Sin, however, mars the image of God, and puts us in need of being “renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created (us)” (Colossians 3:10).


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“Until That Day”

“. . . and I have no doubt at all that He is able to take care of all that I have entrusted to Him until that day” (2 Tim. 2:12).

The majority of those I’ve met in a lifetime are “tomorrow people,” waiting for specific occurrences, such as “When the children are grown,” or “When I am feeling better,” and last, but not least, “When my ship comes in.”


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“Worry Wart”

“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34).

Are you a “Nervous Nellie,” a “Worry Wart”? These expressions describe a person “who agonizes unduly, anticipating failure or disaster or other misfortune.” Author and authority, Francis O’Gorman, states that when people lose faith and place their confidence in thought or reasonings there’s going to be more worry and anxiety because we face an infinite choices of possibilities. He says, “worriers are natural storytellers. Our imaginations seize upon ‘What if. . .?’ scenarios with astonishing ease – and near-ceaseless energy.”


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