Worried, scared, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed?" You are not alone. Mayhem seems to be our new norm. Social unrest, political turmoil, economic devastation, educational upheaval, and the looming threat of a capricious disease can sow deep and troubling seeds of discouragement and despair in our hearts. Yet God says, we do not possess a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) His Bible also tells us to "fear not" more than 300 times. Despite this continual encouragement people have always been a fretful lot. We are certainly not the first humans to cower in the face of trouble. God, who knows everything about us and our difficult planet, understands. That’s why He gives us so many concrete examples of other, ordinary souls, who dealt with huge issues and prevailed despite their fears. To learn more about surviving in this unprecedented time, join Colleen Maile for Maintaining a Sane Brain in A Scary World. Wednesday mornings 9:30 to 11 in the Youth Building. This study examines the lives of women from long ago who have a lot to teach us about overcoming fear today. The lessons also help establish our prayer lives, build up our faith and fine-tune our hope—the expectation of a good outcome in every circumstance. Weekly gatherings and brief daily devotionals, help us defeat doubt, develop trust and relax. The end result: a better knowledge of our loving God, and the ability to maintain a sane brain no matter what.