Woven in Truth Podcast

Faith Forward: From Anxiety to Possibility

March 27, 2021 Anne-Brigitte Taliaferro Season 1 Episode 49
Woven in Truth Podcast
Faith Forward: From Anxiety to Possibility
Show Notes

Anne-Brigitte Taliaferro speaks to our cultural moment and encourages our weary hearts with her faithful, eternal perspective. Our circumstances can be scary, and life can’t be tamed by our management skills. But we can find peace and cling to our hope of eternal life in the midst of earthly suffering. Many of us are in lonely or difficult times, but we can fight to keep soft, settled hearts and even find places to rejoice. 1 Peter 1:6 reminds us, So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.”

About the Speaker:
Anne-Brigitte Taliaferro has been a disciple of Jesus for 36 years. She began her ministry calling in 1983 in New York City as part of a church planting. In 1987 she and her husband Mike began a church in São Paulo, Brazil. From there they moved to Africa in 1989 and lived there for 14 years. They have planted churches in Zimbabwe, Kenya and the Ivory Coast. Johannesburg, South Africa was home for 11 of their Africa years. They currently live in San Antonio, Texas and have been there since 2003. Anne-Brigitte has a passion for working with young women to raise them up as women ministers. She has been married for 39 years and has three sons - all of whom are married.

Episode Notes:

Esther 4- For Such a Time as THIS? I’d prefer such a time as THAT! 

Psalm 107

  • Unfailing love rescues us from the storms.
  • Jesus helps us in the storms- He either calms them or enables us to walk through it with our eyes fixed on Him.

2 Timothy 3:1

  • There WILL be terrible times, this isn’t Heaven yet- don’t be surprised at difficult times, they will come. There will be mountains and there will be valleys.

1 Peter 1:17

  • “Since you call on a Father who judges each person's work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.”
  • Process with this level of awareness, this isn’t our final home. 

Hebrews 3:8

  • do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness…” 
  • It’s a lonely time, but we can fight to keep a soft heart

How do we keep soft hearts? 

  • Read scripture
  • Talk to People
  • Be open about thoughts and feelings 

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.” 1 Peter 1:6

  • You have the hope of eternal life! Cling to this.

2 Thessalonians 3:16- Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.”

  • It’s the Lord of peace that gives me peace, it’s not a situation working out a certain way.

Romans 5:6- "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 

  • God knows our times

1 Peter 1:3-7 (SO GOOD!) 

Find places to rejoice 

  • In God’s mercy
  • Our living hope
  • Resurrection of Jesus
  • Our eternal inheritance 


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