It’s Often Said That This is The “Age of Anxiety”

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I wake up every morning early……from 3am to 4am…….I pray, I seek the face of Jesus, I read scripture, I read the writings of Billy Graham almost everyday, I ask the Lord what to post here at FGGAM. FGGAM is a God driven ministry! Amen! This message by Billy fits today’s world like a shoe. Anxiety has been going on in our country now for years and getting worse. It is not just the pandemic that we are in right now, it is all the ugly politics, anger, hate, name calling, ugly tweets, awful Facebook postings, Fake news, division of America, division in the Church, we have become divided by politics. I hate politics, it solves nothing! JESUS SOLVES ALL! Call me old fashion, that is great! I stand for JESUS, Not Politics!

Vet your Political candidates using God’s Word.

When you get so close to God….you feel his presence, the Holy Spirit covers you in peace and comfort and knowledge. When you see ugly stuff of this world it is not of God. When you see politicians attack each other, that is not of God. When you see ugly social media that is not of God….Why so much of this in America? We have more Churches and more music and books and social media than ever…….but more ugly that ever before!!!? Man, look what we arew doing to our children!!! Is this the qworld you want to leave them?? I was taught by my Dad and Mom to leave this world better than I found it…..I will work to do that until the day the Lord calls me home.

My Life Verse:

“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” -Acts 20:24

Preachers should not be afraid to speak the truth in love! I beleive what is happrning right now in the world is to shake many things up, Including Pastors, stop the Hollywood, PREACH THE WORD IN LOVE! My Daddy, said, “Sometimes son, the truth is going to hurt.” That is missing in many Churches in America. THE WHOLE TRUTH, HEAVEN AND HELL. Billy Graham never preached a sermon with out sharing on heaven, hell, salvation, forgiveness…..look what we are reaping in this world. What do you see?

Fancy dancy preaching and buildings is not what it is about…….it is about washing feet. Years ago the late, great Chuck Colson said on his radio program, “The American Church has turned into a high school pep rally!” TRUTH!

Give me the meat and potatoes!!!

That’s hard preaching I know, I can feel the heat from here!

I love you all…I care about your heart, soul and mind.

Years ago a Pastor was speaking to many of us and said at the close, “It is time for us to stop saying God Bless America…HE HAS! HE HAS! We are the ones that need to bless God, us selfish Americans, it is time we say, America, Bless God! Amen!

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Why is America so filled with anxiety, apprehension, and fear?

Apr 6, 2020

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I saw an article about America being in the midst of a full-blown panic attack. Why are the citizens of the greatest nation on earth filled with anxiety, apprehension, and fear, no matter the politics, education, or religion? — A.S.

A: Humanity constantly seeks the answer to confusion, moral sickness, and spiritual emptiness that oppresses the world. Mankind cries out for guidance, comfort, and peace. Sadly, most people look in the wrong direction for the answers. This is nothing new. Perhaps the 24-hour news cycle has contributed to the awareness of the restlessness of the soul.

It’s often said that this is the “age of anxiety.” Historians point out that there’ve been few times in all of history when man has been subject to so much fear and uncertainty. We talk of peace but are confronted by war. We devise elaborate schemes for security but haven’t found it. We grasp at every passing straw and, even as we clutch, it disappears.

Political freedom is a precious thing, but it alone cannot give us the kind of world we long for. Many say that political freedom along with education will do the trick. We’re the most informed people in the history of civilization — and yet the most confused. Our heads are crammed with knowledge, but our hearts are empty.

There are many who claim that freedom of religion will solve our problems. Many are willing to even give up some of the teachings of the Bible in order to harmonize Christianity with the other religions.

The answer to the age-old question about anxious hearts is found in Jesus Christ. He’s the only One who can bring peace in answer to the dilemma of anxiety and today’s worries. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

(c)2020 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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