10 verses for anyone with anxiety

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Safe House IRL (Deborah Lye, 2016) jk: some random designer designed this: credit

begin again . //

  1. Isaiah 43:1-3 
    The Redeemer of Israel
    But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
    And He who formed you, O Israel:
    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by your name;
    You are Mine.
    When you pass through the waters, will be with you;
    And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
    When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
    Nor shall the flame scorch you.
    For I am the Lord your God,
    The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
    I gave Egypt for your ransom,
    Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
  2. Luke 12:25-26 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
    26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
  3. Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
  4. John 14:27 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
  5. Psalm 34:4 
    I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
    And delivered me from all my fears.
  6. Psalm 27:1-3 
    The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    Whom shall I fear?
    The Lord is the strength of my life;
    Of whom shall I be afraid?
    2When the wicked came against me
    To eat up my flesh,
    My enemies and foes,
    They stumbled and fell.
    Though an army may encamp against me,
    My heart shall not fear;
    Though war may rise against me,
    In this I will be confident.
  7. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
  8. Psalm 145:18-19 
    18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
    To all who call upon Him in truth.
    19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
    He also will hear their cry and save them.
  9. 1 Peter 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
  10. Isaiah 12:2 
    Behold, God is my salvation,
    I will trust and not be afraid;
    ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song;
    He also has become my salvation.’ ”

Prudence 

Having successfully navigated through  (Almost) 4 years of university life, I would like to share some money saving tips for when you run out of money before the end of the month….. 

I’ve successfully managed to limit my spending to $500 a month, including 3 meals a day, transport and all other necessary spending. 

1. Download the app Pocket Expense 

2. $85 concession for public transport 

3. Limit food spending to $8 daily for 3 meals 

4. Spend the leftover on gifts events birthday presents, emergencies .. 

5. Set aside 10% emergency savings 

6. Set aside 10% travel/long term savings 

If you do the math.. this will amount to… 

$100+$85+$240 = $425 

Leaving yourself with $75 discretionary spending monthly…

Movie: $10.50 (approx) 

Drinks: $15-$18 

Cafe/restaurants: $20-$30 

>> conclusion: JUST GO TO JB  

Where $500 @3.148RM = 1,547RM …..

Food Is the same price as sg in RM 

SO are movies and other buys… 

I wander to wonder no more… 

Relishing the last few moments of uni life left is a pretty surreal thing…. 

For now I’d like to recount my travel adventures over the past 5 years … starting from June 2013 till the present. 

As a graduation gift, my parents took me on a 14 day tour of the West coast…. hoping to inspire me to get into the great schools there. UCLA, UK Berkeley and also give me a tour of silicon valley. A place my dad frequented heavily for business trips during the 1990s to 2000s. 

I visited Apple town, Cupertino, CA. The birth place of innovation and technology. Had an great Mexican dinner at the famous bar… after a day of touring the offices and compound… barely covering 10% of the mammoth sized establishment. 

I visited the oldest Disney land, where the magic all began: Anaheim, CA. Orange County.. Ocean Avenue… Venice Beach.. San Francisco… Napa Valley… Las Vegas… Grand Canyon and Colorado River.. . 

My brother, then 15 and an aspiring musician, was wide eyed at hollywood and Dolby Theatre. Walking through Beverly Hills… spotting the celebrity houses was incredibly fun. He purchased his first bass guitar at a famous shop in Cali. The same one he used to play for LOUD Camp 2013. Probably the youngest bassist in our church band… We ALMOST made it to watch fall out boy at the House of Blues… but was  Shipping it back was a hassle. But it was worth every cent for his dreams…. .

That trip basically changed my outlook on the Asian vs Western way of life….. It was extremely laid back, the pace of life much slower than it is here… and I told myself by the time I’m 50 I’m definitely retiring by a beach house on Ocean Avenue. “Yellowcard reference” 

Trip number 2. 

Ending my formal education journey 

It’s currently 6am and I am awake to catch the direct shuttle bus from marine parade to ntu on a daily basis. 

I’m left with 64 days of formal education, before moving on to a full time job as as working adult. 

Reality check: I am barely 22 years old. 

Reality check twice: I am going to enter the workforce permanently. 

This really hit me hard right in the face. Firstly, I would like to thank my various teachers through out my education journey who have definitely left footprints in my heart  and inspired me to become an educator myself.  

“You just finished high school, you can coach a level students!?” That’s what my parents told me. But I refused to believe them, taking on my first a level tuition job in 2014. 

From there, I’ve gained experience and familiarity with the A level syllabus. The seemingly hard syllabus is actually very understandable and simple if taught properly and at an appropriate pace. 

In NUS high school, we basically skipped foundational science and started taking o levels triple science at the age of 13. Barely 12 for me then. 

Was this too hard for young kids? It would seem not as many of us grasped then concepts easily because we were learning in a fun environment with excellent teaching pedagogy. 

We never needed to sit for standardized testing. Apart from the SATS and AP examinations. 

Due to this strain of exam stress removed. We were able to learn for the sake off learning and for the joy of learning science. Not merely to meet targets and pass exams. Never merely for letter grades. 

Secondly, our gpa system with 60% course work and 40% examinations greatly reduces the importance placed on a “one all ends all” approach.   
Thirdly, this allowed us to engage in higher level thinking and learning, applying higher order thinking skills more effectively. This rigour is applicable across all fields of interest I have went on to study now. 

Having graduated with an honours in mathematics and chemistry. Equivalent of 2 h3 subjects and 2 h2 subjects… 

Along with a research project under the science mentorship programme with A STAR Institute of materials and engineering research (IMRE) 

I conducted research on catalytic materials and spent a bazillion years in the lab conducting fractional distillation.  Oh the joy. 

I went on to be pragmatic, pursuing  a 3 years direct honours degree  accountancy at Nanyang Business School. One of the top business schools in Asia. According to QS rankings. 

Today, I’ve landed a job in deloitte with the financial services industry. I aspire to go into management consulting eventually and hence chose the general route of slogging it out for the next 3 years or so…. 

I hope to do An MBA at LSE someday and maybe even go into academia full time. All these are questions I can eventually persue and answer along the way. 
Having been financially independent since the age of 18. My savings and tuition income have been enough to buy my daily meals and transport. 

Now I’m looking to move into my own room/apartment and live the fully adult life by 2018. 

Currently, I’m taking up A level tuition assignments during recess week with 64 days left to prep for finals. I’m also signing up as as relief uber driver with my mums rented car . 

If anyone with an drivers Liscense And more than 2 years driving experience and wants some fast cash HMU I can get you some rides… 

This rush to work and earn is mostly fuelled by my extreme case of wanderlust. Wanting to conquer every continent before I turn 25. Wanting to hike tour du mont blanc. Wanting to skydive and bungee jump in NZ. Wanting to take the train up JUNGFRAUJOCH and soack in the beauty of Swiss alps 😍

With 14 days of annual leave… all these will hardly be possible… hence  .. 

Debbz grad trip adventure begins: 

1 July to 20 July 

10 days in Greece 

10 days in central/eastern europe 
WISHIN I had  50 more days abroad… but this will have to suffice for now. As a respite from the crazy Singaporean life. Much needed chill pill. Finally having time to read my kindle. Finally having time to sit in a cafe with ABSOLUTELY NO AGENDA. 

Convocation happens: the week of 25 July 

Absolutely cannot wait for this journey to begin/end/transition. 

Singaporean life is so fast paced and busy.. well maybe its just me stressing myself out. Whatever it may be. 

Life’s been great. University days were definitely the best days of my life man.NO RAGRETS. 

Meanwhile… Prof.. just let me graduate lah…. *prays to bell curve God* 

Luke 11 // A study

A Friend Comes at Midnight
And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves;
 persistence and asking at the most ridiculous hour
for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’;
and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’?
I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.

Trust (i will) // Hillsong Y&F

HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE LYRICS

“Trust”

Writer(s): Aodhan King, Melodie Wagner, Ben Tan

Theme(s): Faith & Trust

Tempo: Slow

Ministry(s): Hillsong

BPM: 62

Original Key(s): C#/Db

Key Range: A-E

CCLI #: 7053178

Scripture Reference(s): Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 13:5, Romans 8:31

 

Jeremiah 29: 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 13:5

But I have trusted in Your mercy;

My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
Romans 8: God’s Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
[Verse 1:]
When it doesn’t go my way
I know that it is not the end
I’m trusting you have better plans
I haven’t even dreamt of yet[Pre-Chorus:]
I know that You are for me
When everything’s against me
I put all my hope in You

[Chorus:]
Jesus I will trust You
I will trust you
I know you never fail
I will trust you
Jesus I will (I will)
Jesus I will (I will)

[Verse 2:]
I don’t know how the story ends
But I know that You finished it
I’ll close my eyes and just let go
And fall into my only Hope

[Pre-Chorus:]
There’s safety in the falling
When I surrender fully
I put all my hope in You

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
The only thing I know
Is God you’re in control
In every little detail
You are close
I’ll never be alone
Here in the unknown
The power of Your Presence
Fills my soul

Now everything I know
Is God you’re in control
In every little detail
You are close
I’ll never be alone
Here in the unknown
The power of Your Presence
Fills my soul

[Chorus]

To My Knees // Hillsong Y&F

HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE LYRICS

“To My Knees”

Writer(s): Aodhan King, Joel Davies

Theme(s): Adoration & Praise , Call to Worship

Tempo: Slow

Ministry(s): Hillsong

BPM: 68

Original Key(s): C

Key Range: Ab-Eb

Recommended Key(s): A , C

CCLI #: 7053176

Scripture Reference(s): Philippians 2:10-11, Revelation 4:8

Philippians 2

10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Revelation 4

8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”
In the Saviour’s love
I find joy beyond compare
Endless peace covers all of me
When You breathe within
You turn winter into spring
Grace dissolves every fear in me

Your Love brings me to my knees
Brings me to my knees
My King forever
You are all my heart desires
Until the end of time
My soul surrendered

In my vacant heart
Lord You came and made a home
You bring light to the dark in me
When I lose my way
I am beckoned into grace
You alone are my everything

Your Love brings me to my knees
Brings me to my knees
My King forever
You are all my heart desires
Until the end of time
My soul surrendered

All the earth sing of mercy never ending
I will worship with all that is within me
Holy Holy, Lord God almighty
King of Heaven, Your’s is the glory
[x2]

Your Love brings me to my knees
Brings me to my knees
My King forever
You are all my heart desires
Until the end of time
My soul surrendered

Your Love brings me to my knees
Brings me to my knees
My King forever
You are all my heart desires
Until the end of time
My soul surrendered
[x2]

Face to Face // Hillsong Y&F // Planetshakers

HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE LYRICS

“Face To Face”

Writer(s): Hannah Hobbs, Michael Fatkin, Laura Toggs

Theme(s): Commitment & Dedication , Communion & Reflection

Tempo: Medium

Ministry(s): Hillsong

BPM: 94

Original Key(s): C

Key Range: Ab-Eb

CCLI #: 7053174

Scripture Reference(s): Matthew 26:26-29

Matthew 26
Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper
26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said,“Take, eat; this is My body.”
27Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
I remember when I called Your name
There I knew I’d never be the same
Love came rushing to this heart of mine
Like You waited for this all my life
I remember when I learned to pray
Close to You I find my hiding place
And Your Spirit looks within my soul
And Your presence keeps me wanting more

When I think upon your wounded hands
And how you begun a great romance
I will take your bread and take your wine
To remember what you sacrificed
Now I’m serving for Your kingdom come
Where You’re leading me is where I’ll run
Jesus I can be your hands and feet
And let my life remember You my King
I need You more than anything

Lord here I am
I’m reaching out
I will lay me down and surrender
I’ll sing Your name
I’ll sing it loud
You are all I want, now forever
[x2]
Lord here I am

And the day shall come when I will rise
Finally I’ll see you face to face
With the heavens I will glorify
Crown You Lord for all eternity

PLANETSHAKERS LYRICS

“Face To Face”

Here, now
This is the moment
Speak now
I’m out in the open
With emptied hands
I reach again
These walls are
Finally falling
The space
Between us is closing
My heart gives way
To perfect grace

I’m drawing closer
Than ever before
You’ve patiently waited
And now I am sure
Jesus
I lay my defenses down
‘Cause I just want You now

My fears concede
To Your sureness
My shame melts
Away in Your brilliance
And now I see
You’re all I need

I’m drawing closer
Than ever before
You’ve patiently waited
And now I am sure
Jesus
I lay my defenses down
‘Cause I just want You now

Always faithful
You welcome me home
And my heart will
Praise You
My God, my reward
Jesus
I lay my defenses down
‘Cause I just want You now
‘Cause I just want You now
‘Cause I just want You

You meet me
Face to face
You wrap me
In Your embrace
When You look
Me in the eye
I know
You just want me now
You just want me now
So I give You
The highest praise
And I’ll worship
For all my days
When I look
You in the eye
I know
I just want You now
I just want You now

You meet me
Face to face
You wrap me
In Your embrace
When You look
Me in the eye
I know
You just want me now
You just want me now
So I give You
The highest praise
And I’ll worship
For all my days
When I look
You in the eye
I know
I just want You now
I just want You now
I just want You now
I just want You now
You just want me now
You just want me now

Only Wanna Sing // Hillsong Y&F

HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE LYRICS

“Only Wanna Sing”

Writer(s): Aodhan King, Ben Tan, Michael Fatkin

Theme(s): Adoration & Praise , Call to Worship

Tempo: Medium

Ministry(s): Hillsong

BPM: 130

Original Key(s): G

Key Range: Eb-Bb

CCLI #: 7053170

Scripture Reference(s): Psalm 145, Psalm 63:4

 

Psalm 145
A Song of God’s Majesty and Love
A Praise of David.
1I will extol You, my God, O King;
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
2Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
3Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable.
4One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
5I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
And on Your wondrous works.
6Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,
And I will declare Your greatness.
7They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness,
And shall sing of Your righteousness.
8The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
9The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.
10All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
And Your saints shall bless You.
11They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom,
And talk of Your power,
12To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
14The Lord upholds all who fall,
And raises up all who are bowed down.
15The eyes of all look expectantly to You,
And You give them their food in due season.
16You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious in all His works.
18The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
19He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He also will hear their cry and save them.
20The Lord preserves all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
21My mouth shall speak the praise of theLord,
And all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever.
Psalm 63 

Joy in the Fellowship of God
A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
This is no performance
Lord I pray it’s worship
Empty words I can’t afford

I’m not chasing feelings
That’s not why I’m singing
You’re the reason for my song

[Chorus:]
I only wanna sing
If I sing with everything
If I sing for you my King
I can’t imagine why
I would do this all for hype
Cause it’s all to lift You high

You don’t want perfection
Just my soul’s attention
All I have is what I’ll give

More than a song that lasts a moment
I’ll live a life full of honest worship
If I’m here to sing then I’ll sing with purpose
All the praise, Lord, You deserve it, now

[Chorus x2]

Real Love // Hillsong Y&F

HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE LYRICS

“Real Love”

Writer(s): Alexander Pappas, Hannah Hobbs, Michael Fatkin

Theme(s): Adoration & Praise

Tempo: Fast

Ministry(s): Hillsong

BPM: 140

Original Key(s): D

Key Range: Bb-F

Recommended Key(s): C , D

CCLI #: 7053171

Scripture Reference(s): Philippians 3:8-9

Philippians 3
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

Staring into Your eyes
Makes my heart come alive
Suddenly brought to life
When I met You

Reaching beyond the skies
Running deep, stretching wide
Perfect love realized
Here with You

Yeah this love is for real
You will never let go
Never let go, oh
And it’s more than just words
Love beyond my control
Out of control

This is real love
This is real love
[x2]

You’re pulling me closer and closer
Holding my heart till the very end
Jesus, I’m found in your freedom
This is real love, this is real love

In Your heart, I’m found
I want You, I want You
You won’t let me down
You got me, You got me

Yeah this love is for real
You will never let go
Never let go, oh
And it’s more than just words
Love beyond my control
Out of control

You’re pulling me closer and closer
Holding my heart till the very end
Jesus, I’m found in your freedom
This is real love, this is real love
Oh
[x2]

Staring into Your eyes
Makes my heart come alive
Suddenly brought to life
When I met You

This is real love
This is real love
[x2]

You’re pulling me closer and closer
Holding my heart till the very end
Jesus, I’m found in your freedom
This is real love, this is real love
This is real love