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Uncertainty ruining your peace?"
September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018 Issue #150

Uncertainty has us all on edge

Uncertainty has exploded in the past several years.

We singles know about the unpredictability of life, but even if we had a spouse to anchor us, we would still have to deal with the economy, terrorism, mass shootings, government incompetence, illness, and the many other threats in the world.

In this, the 150th issue of Inspire-O-Gram, I've written a special, in-depth study on uncertainty. It's longer than my usual feature articles, but I felt it was a topic on everybody's mind right now.

There's hope. There's a way to find security that brings peace of mind. It's the same way that has shone through during every chaotic time. Here are some steps for dealing with uncertainty.

Kid of the King

Tomorrow morning when you hear
That old alarm clock ring,
Put your tootsies on the floor
And shout, "I'm a kid of the King!"

"Satan's got no hold on me
When he tries to do his thing.
The Holy Spirit's got my back
'Cause I'm a kid of the King.

Say "I'm a kid of the King,
I come from the royal line.
I'm cute and smart and full of class.
I ain't no Frankenstein.
Yeah I'm a kid of the King
I'm righteous through and through.
The King has gifts for all His kids.
You watch what He can do.

"I don't need designer clothes,
No mansions, cars or bling.
My riches are beyond compare
'Cause I'm a kid of the King.

"He makes me wanna boogie down
Then raise my voice and sing.
I got the power to overcome
'Cause I'm a kid of the King.

"Whoa, I'm a kid of the King,
I come from the royal line.
I'm cute and smart and full of class.
I ain't no Frankenstein.
Yeah I'm a kid of the King
I'm righteous through and through.
The King takes care of all His kids.
You watch what He can do."

~ Jack Zavada, 2018 ~

Because happy is so much better than sad

That's why I wrote Hope for Hurting Singles. I spent a lot of sad days and nights when I was younger, beating myself up for minor mistakes, worrying what other people thought of me, wondering where my life was going.

Now I'm a happy single person. Believe me, it was a hard struggle to get where I am now. Why should you have to go through the same thing, when you can benefit from the lessons I learned in 45 years in the single life?

I think there’s real value in that, a much greater value than the $10.99 cover price plus shipping.

Friends, Hope for Hurting Singles: A Christian Guide to Overcoming Life's Challenges is practical, in-the-trenches tips on the problems we all face, stuff that will save you pain.

You'll find proven tips to help you climb out of such ruts as:

  • Loneliness
  • Shyness
  • Rejection
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Fear
  • Bitterness
  • Peace of Mind
  • Faith

Whether you’re looking for that special someone or not, Hope for Hurting Singles: A Christian Guide to Overcoming Life's Challenges will simply help you be happy instead of sad. And that is better.

September's QOTM presents a challenge

British pastor and writer William Gurnall gives us one of the greatest challenges of life, in our September Quote of the Month:

The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God.
    ~ William Gurnall (1617-1679) ~

It's one of the painful mysteries of Christianity: the God who withdraws. God never abandons us, but he does withdraw at times, and no one has been able to understand why. That's why I'm not going to pretend I know.

We read about it in the Psalms, and we feel it in our own lives. The answer is always the same. Keep trusting. It's hard for singles and for all Christians when it happens, but be stubborn and repeat the words of Job: "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him…" (Job 13:15, KJV)

If your dream has been broken…

A few years back, I wrote an open letter of encouragement to singles going through the hurt of a broken dream. I know what it's like. It's happened to me several times over the course of my life.

I've had lots of years to reflect on broken dreams. Some sad singles live in the past, stuck on what could have been or should have been. I did that for a while. It was a dead end. It doesn't move you forward, and that's the direction we all should be going.

If you're trying to figure out a broken dream, please read this short message of encouragement…

How to find excitement in the everyday

Sometimes I think I dwell too much on my mistakes in this newsletter and on The truth, though, is that if I can use myself as an example of what not to do, it will spare you a lot of pain and steer you into a happier life.

For years I trudged along as a downhearted single, putting one foot in front of another and postponing my happiness until…whatever…happened. Boy, was that a dumb way to live.

Some of you know I joined a new church about nine years ago. It turned my whole existence around. Now I'm so grateful for every little thing I have. I can hardly wait to get out of bed in the morning. Each day is a mini-adventure. Sickening? Ha! You bet, but I'm enjoying life because I have a new grasp of how much God has blessed me.

Attitude. Appreciation. Talking to God. I'm not advocating that you join a new church to experience the kind of renewal I'm having. But do take some time and think about all you have in Christ. See your home, car, food, and state of health as blessings. Remember your priceless salvation every day.

Gratitude does make a tremendous difference. Sometimes we need to put on the brakes and imagine where we'd be without all the things we take for granted. I did, and it turned my life upside down.

Single friend, that's our giganto 150th issue of Inspire-O-Gram. I hope you found something worthwhile in it. If you'd like to email right to my personal inbox, you can do it using this spam-busting contact form.

Got a single friend? Why not forward this issue to him or her? It may be just the boost they need.

Until October,

Jack Zavada
401 Indiana Ave
Streator, IL 61364 USA

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