An Angry, Stressed and Worried America

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An angry, stressed and worried America

NOTEWhen writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus–the actual original names and the true nature and character of them.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Gallup conducted another poll about whether Americans were angry. Some 84% said they are angrier today compared with a generation ago. Over 70% said they get angry or sometimes get angry when checking the news. A previous Gallup poll of the emotional state of people worldwide and found that the 55% of Americans who experienced stress and worry were of the highest rates of the 143 countries studied, beating the global average by a full 20 percentage points. Among the most angry countries in the world, Gallup reports, are also Islamic-Iraq, Iran, the Palestinian Territories, Morocco, Turkey, Niger, Chad, Libya, and Pakistan. There’s a lot of stress, worry and anger in the world-all things we must resist.
We get all wrapped up in politics and entertainment and day to day life. The mixture of the three may cause a lot of worry and anxiety. But what does Christ say about this? In Matthew 6:31-34, he says, “Therefore take no thought, saying What shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek: for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
Stress, anger and worry are not of the Lord. And, yes, I know full well that they hit us every day full force. This is a matter of focusing on the good and controlling what you can control. The rest will take care of itself. When challenges present themselves, take a breath. Focus on the task at hand. Don’t take it personal or get over emotional about it. Then start working on those things that you can impact. It’s a matter of renewing your mind and understanding who you are and why you are on this earth.  As the Apostle Paul writes in Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
It is so interesting that Islamic areas of the world are more angry than other cultures. If they were following the one true God, perhaps not only the words of the Holy Scriptures would give them peace, but also the Holy Spirit would guide them personally to not be so angry. We in America have so much for which to be thankful. Our worst living conditions are better than most of the world, yet we are angry and stressed. On the other hand, I have seen brothers and sisters in Africa who face tremendous challenges each day, but they are not angry-they have the joy of the Lord and they practice the words of Christ by allowing the morrow to take thought for the things of itself. Have a blessed, and stress/anger/worry-free day today. Practice it. Renew your mind. Find the joy of the Lord and embrace it!
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
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Feeding a community of children

By Pastor William Agbeti
As early as 8am one Sunday morning not long ago, they started pouring in. Two hundred and sixteen children, forty eight parents and a handful of the disabled, coming from various poor homes and communities, eagerly looking forward to a good, free meal.
The Daily Jot supported ministry in Ghana feeds, clothes and provides clean water for hundreds of children
The atmosphere was electrifying and heartrending – an entire community of children and parents showing up for a free meal.
Meals were served to the satisfaction of all. All had soda to drink and water to quench their thirsts.
Everyone participated in some sort of games and danced to popular local music. Joy, laughter, merry making and the spirit of love hung heavily in the air.
This was heaven to many.
Then what we always dread at our feeding functions happened. It was time to say good bye and depart. A surprise announcement was made, that all the children and their parents, including the disabled, would be given free food to take home!
They were asked to line up for the extra food. Suddenly there was a stampede. Children and adults started fighting for first place in the queue to receive their free meals.
Tears rolled down the cheeks of volunteers, as they served in total silence.
William D. Agbeti

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Have a Blessed and Powerful Day,

Bill Wilson
The Daily Jot

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