Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Anxiety

Wartime Strategy For The Battle of Belief

God never promised to automatically lift the emotional darkness of fear and anxiety from our heart whenever we pray, and the lamenting of the Psalms is poignant demonstration of this. There's reason our loving Father so graciously gifted us with hearing the heart cry of those who have struggled to believe his goodness. Read more

Holiday Light: When Real Hurt Collides With A Real Healer

It's in the deep where we're coached to set aside our oversized face masks along with childish pride that has us creating commotion to draw attention, craning our neck to seek affirmation, and crying out to secure admiration. It's in the deep where we're coached in the art of controlled breathing that carefully inhales grace and exhales love— where we're coached to calmly put our head down and confidently glide forward for God's glory and not our own. Read more

Resting In A Regal Roar: A Promise of Peace From the Real Lion King

Without a doubt, the most glorious delights of my soul have come from upholding the exaltation of Christ and the Cross for the glory of my Savior. I don't take it for granted that God has sovereignly chosen to saturate my life with unique opportunities that have granted the engagement of that privilege with wonderful... Read more