Sovereignty and Suffering; Hope for Your Anxious Heart

Hello My Sisters,

Since I have a suddenly cleared calendar, I thought I would jump on twice a week or so, to offer hope, encouragement and God’s truth to any who many be struggling with anxiety and worry. I know all too well how, when the ‘what ifs’ appear, fear invades us before we know it, and anxiety, ruminating & worry take over.

We may be in this crisis for a long time and the truth is, all of our anxiousness won’t change anything, other than render us completely exhausted and depleted. So I ask you – who has time for that?

Last week, I shared a post on being a thermostat. We can be women who set the temperature during this ordeal and affect those in our sphere with God’s peace and calm. Today, I am sharing some foundational principles from God’s word that have helped me find peace – even in a crazy, upside down world.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

With love and prayers,


  1. Jenni on March 17, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Dear Laura,

    Thanks be to God That you are answering His call to “light up your eyes,” especially during these trying and stressful times. I will continue to look forward to your words of encouragement.

    Thanks for quoting Mr. Rogers’ mom. I just shared that quote last week with my teacher daughter, who is trying her best to comfort the students under her care.

    “Blessed be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love. The fellowship of kindred hearts is like to that above.”


    • Laura Acuna on March 17, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you Jenni! I am thankful that our younger people, who have grown up in such a cynical age, will have the opportunity to see that most people in this world are more helpful than harmful AND most are willing to sacrifice for the benefit of their neighbors.

  2. Bobbi on March 18, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Beautiful message! Heartfelt and sincere! Thanks for sending! Loved the scriptures! Praying for you and all of us sisters as we look for ways to help others during these times! We were made for this, God knows. Hugs.

  3. Mandy on March 20, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Well said! Thank you for making time to record this. I’m looking forward to the next one! 🙂

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