A Fear-Fighting Prayer and Some Brain Science

God Will Take Care of You

A Prayer for All of Us

God,
The world can be a scary place. You understand because You lived here. And you have compassion for our fear because You created our brains and bodies. You know what it means to be human, yet you also invite us to not let fear be the boss of us. You tell us…

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2

These words tell us hard things will happen in our lives. They will affect us but they will not overcome us. We will pass through them but there is always another side. Nothing on the news is new to you.

Give us the wisdom to know when to listen and when to turn off the TV, when to keep learning and when to put down our phones, and, no matter what we hear or see, to be led not by fear but by You.

Show us how to be practical and wise as we take care of ourselves and others. Show us how to be strong and courageous too. We choose to keep moving forward together one step, one moment, one breath at a time with You. That is enough.

You took care of us yesterday, You’re taking care of us now, You’ll take care of us tomorrow–no matter what.

Amen.

Holley

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A Quick Life Coaching Video

I did a Facebook live to talk about what happens in our brains when we’re afraid, the three stress responses, and how to choose the one that’s most helpful. Watch the free video now.


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One Last Thing

After a lot of thought and prayer (and worries that people will misunderstand or question my motives), I’ve decided to reopen my writing course at a reduced rate. Why now?

Because…
People need our words of hope and encouragement more than ever before.
Even if we can’t change all the world’s problems, we can change one life at a time.
When we can’t go to the places we want to, we can still go to the places we’re called to.
Fear is not the boss of us and each word we write is a tiny but mighty act of defiance.
Let’s keep the faith, take care of each other, and get to work. Who’s with me?

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About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,

Holley

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