4 Good Money Habits to Build this 2023

Do you have money goals this new year?

Are you ready to achieve them?

Reaching your financial goals this 2023 is possible! It’s time to build solid discipline and decide to quit old ways of handling money. It’s time to make way for good money habits.

If you constantly fall into debt or overspend, worry not, because you can turn things around! Here are some good spending habits you can build starting today:

1. Know yourself and identify your weaknesses

What are your weaknesses when it comes to spending? Three-day sale at the mall? Food deliveries? Movies? Games? Vices?

Have an honest review of yourself.

When you become aware of your weaknesses, then you can make an action plan on how you can stay away from unnecessary expenses that distract you from achieving your financial goals.

2. Practice “forced savings”

Having a hard time saving?

Automate your savings.

With the rise of online banks and financial apps, saving is now made easier. Every payday, you can permit your bank and perhaps your employer to automatically transfer a certain amount from your income to your savings account. This way, you’d have sure savings instead of maybe savings.

3. Put your money in different accounts

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Diversify it.

This means “investing in different industries, areas, countries, and types of financial instruments to reduce the chance that all of the investments will drop in price at the same time,” according to Collins Dictionary.

4. Practice delayed gratification

As defined by Britannica, delayed gratification is “the act of resisting an impulse to take an immediately available reward in the hope of obtaining a more-valued reward in the future.”

Not only does it help you reach financial freedom—it will also shape your attitude toward money and develop your personal character in the process.

If you think it’s too late to start saving, do not lose hope because what’s important is you START TODAY.

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5 ESV)

Are you struggling financially this new year?

We are here to help you lift your concerns to God. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you.

3 Meaningful Things to Add to Your New Year’s Resolutions

New year, new life… new habits?

Entering a new year is significant to many because here’s when you get a chance to start over. For some, it’s a symbolic stage where you can leave the past behind and start again on a whole new level, with a clean slate!

This can also be an ideal opportunity for people to pause, reflect on experiences, and realign priorities. Some even list down and plan out the coming year—dubbing it as their New Year’s resolutions.

So, before you flip that calendar over, bookmark these 3 simple yet valuable things that you can add to your New Year’s resolutions list:

1. Know God more

When you personally know Jesus, you will realize that He calls you to consider your ways (Haggai 1:7). Someone who knows God lives differently from the ways of this world.

To emphasize this, David Mattis’ Desiring God article titled Knowing God Makes All the Difference points out that Jesus calls His people to be distinct from the world, its patterns, and what’s natural. He calls His people, guided by His gospel and Spirit, to be like Jesus.

Now, how can you love, pray, lead, and live in ways that please God?

Seek more of Him, saturate yourself in His presence, and He will ultimately reveal His ways that are wonderfully designed for you.

2. Read more

Indeed, everything that was written in the past was written to teach. (Romans 15:4)

From books to websites, you may choose to dig into some personal growth readings this year. Look for materials that could help amp up your spiritual life, creativity, leadership skills, or even relationships!

Sow some time into reading and you will eventually reap good benefits from it, like being empathetic. Getting lost in a good read can make it easier for you to relate to others, says Abigail Wise in her article 8 Science-Backed Reasons to Read a Book.

And as Proverbs 4:6-7 says, “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Experience God’s wisdom, hope, and guidance by reading Tanglaw Devotional Book Volume 3.

3. Give more

Jesus knows what you need before you ask Him (Matthew 6:8). He also knows how to use you in making this world a better place—through giving.

If you want to make this new year a meaningful and purposeful one, you may ask God to give you a generous and giving heart this 2023. Time, kindness, prayers, and a helping hand—these are just some of the many ways you can brighten someone’s day and impact lives.

Do you have the heart to give your time and resources to those in need? The Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, welcomes new donors and volunteers! Reach out and inspire change this 2023!

No matter what you give, what’s important is you let all that you do be done in love (1 Corinthians 16:14).

Meanwhile, we want to pray for you as you welcome the new year! Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center or email your prayer requests to [email protected].

Lonely this Christmas? Here’s What You Can Do to Beat the Holiday Blues

The most beautiful time of the year is far from over. While many are still celebrating, some are dreading the loneliest season for them.

If you feel afraid, worried, or depressed when the holidays knock on your door, then you might be experiencing the Holiday Blues Syndrome.

Thankfully, here are some practical ways that can help you beat those not-so-welcome feelings this merry season:

Tip #1: ‘Tis the season to go out

Psychologist Mariglo Vicente shared that to avoid holiday blues, you need to go out, expose yourself to light, and avoid dark places, as they can affect your mood and perspective in life. Did you know that sleeping and staying at home for a long time this holiday season—dubbed as hibernating—might add up to that gloomy feeling?

“We need outdoor activities, even short daytime activities like exercise because exercise can boost our neurotransmitters and brain chemicals that help us feel better and have a positive disposition,” Dr. Mariglo suggests.

So, go out and bask in the holiday sun!

Tip #2: ‘Tis the season to eat healthy

Filipinos celebrating the holidays won’t be the same without feasting on sumptuous meals. Isn’t it great to know that aside from satisfying your cravings, there are foods that can boost your mood?

Milk, eggs, and other food rich in protein can help your brain make you feel good because they are high in Tryptophan. Medline Plus defines Tryptophan as an essential amino acid that helps make Serotonin. Serotonin produces healthy sleep and a stable mood. You can also add other Tryptophan-enriched foods like chicken, cheese, chocolate, and turkey as Healthline suggests.

Tip #3: ‘Tis the season to be merry… with friends and family

In the midst of the holiday rush and blues, mental health experts emphasize the need to connect with loved ones.

“Keep in touch with other people, friends, and especially family. Let’s ask for their support. Let’s proactively do it. Let others know that you need someone to be with or ask them to join you. If you feel lonely, go out with them so you can fight Christmas blues,” Dr. Mariglo ended.

See this season as a great opportunity to enjoy the moment with them while remembering the true value of Christmas—the birth of Jesus Christ. Truly, it’s a precious moment to pray, reflect, and realign hearts to Him.

May your Christmas and New Year be blessed and merry!

Caught up in the holiday blues?

We are here to pray for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

What is the Real Meaning of Christmas?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Not because of the gifts you receive nor the festivities being celebrated, but because of someone who came down to give hope and joy to everyone.

In today’s culture, the real reason for Christmas is slowly being tainted with materialism and is becoming more dependent on present circumstances. But hopefully, this season will remind you of the true meaning behind this celebration and its significance in your personal life.

How did Christmas start?

It started with God.

He wanted to reach out and save people from their sins and hopelessness. Because of this separation caused by sin, God humbly came down in human form—born in a manger, in a simple town, and through unexperienced parents, Mary and Joseph.

“And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” (Luke 2:7 NIV)

It was a time when the world was crying out for a King who could rule over them and save them from despair. Yet instead of expecting a political King to rule a nation, God sent His son Jesus Christ to rule over the hearts of people of every nation, tribe, and language.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 NIV)

Since Christmas is all about Jesus, here are 4 truths about Him that you can meditate on to understand the deeper meaning of this celebration:

1. Jesus is your Wonderful Counselor

For years when the world has been without a prophet, God the Father sent Jesus on earth as fully man and wholly divine. Fully man so that men’s sufferings are not unfamiliar to Him, yet He is also 100% divine so He can take people out of despair.

He is the high priest who can empathize with you, as Hebrews 4:15 NIV says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.”

Through His wisdom and understanding, you can receive guidance, help, and deliverance for as long as you humbly come before Him and ask. Without Jesus, people are left with troubled minds and hearts.

Are you in need of direction during this season? Seek Jesus and He will generously provide you with the answers you need.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5 ESV)

2. Jesus is your Mighty God 

People need an all-powerful God who has the power to save them from their sins.

Though He performed miracles after miracles that no earthly god has ever done, the greatest miracle He has done was the conversion of people’s hearts so that many would believe He is the son of God—He is Savior and Lord.

“But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12 ESV)

God created the world through Him (Colossians 1:16 NIV), for Him, and by Him. He demonstrated this power by shedding His blood on the cross so they can be reconciled back to Him.

3. Jesus is your Everlasting Father 

You have a Father in Heaven whom you can always approach with boldness and confidence. Jesus is the exact representation of God the father. He is a father to the fatherless (Psalm 68:5 NIV) and He sees the joy and pain of His children on earth.

You might be going through a rough patch this season. Or you may be in deep sorrow due to the challenges you have faced this year. Yet your comfort comes from this truth that you are not alone.

You have God who can feel your pain but also desires to mend your crushed spirit. This Christmas may not be what you expected but with Jesus, you can be joyful despite your circumstances.

“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:29-30 NIV)

4. Jesus is the Prince of Peace 

One of the beautiful reasons why you can still celebrate Christmas regardless of your situation is because Jesus came not just to give material gifts and blessings, He came so your heart will no longer be troubled.

It is through Jesus that you can be at peace with God, with others, and with yourself. He restores broken relationships, provides peace and order in your life, and assures you of eternal life.

“He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:17-18 NIV)

Whatever situation you face this season, may you have the strength to fix your eyes on Jesus who can give you divine counsel, who can save you from your troubles, who can love you unconditionally, and who can give you peace that surpasses all understanding.

Because even if the whole world celebrates this season with gift-giving, decors, and festivities, apart from Jesus, these are all nothing. Jesus is always the reason for this season.

Receiving His free gift of salvation is the best Christmas present we could ever receive.

Are you ready to receive Him so you can have peace, joy, and eternal life?

We are here to pray for you this Christmas. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

Facing Marriage Problems? Here are 3 Tips to Overcome

No marriage is immune from having ups and downs. All relationships hit unforeseen speedbumps like issues of trust, intimacy, finances, family, communication—there are so many boxes to tick!

How you and your spouse face those obstacles can determine how you are going to make it in the long run.

Worry not. Beyond Small Talk is here to help you!

Guest Bearwin Meiley shares 3 practical tips to help you overcome if you are experiencing marriage problems:

1. Submit to God and obey Him

Have you ever tried praying together as a couple? Seeking God’s presence has never been more important in these trying times.

As Bearwin shared, “My wife and I have shortcomings, but we submit first to the Lord. The more you and your spouse grow closer to God, the more you grow closer to each other.”

2. Be each other’s accountability partner

In good times and in bad, where do you turn to?

Bearwin suggests that you turn to praying and Bible-reading—and encourage your spouse to do the same. Often people turn to friends, relatives, or churchmates for motivation, but it is good to know that marriage thrives on openness, honesty, and being each other’s cheerleader.

In tough times, remember that your spouse is the accountability partner God provided for you.

“My wife and I check on one another, ‘How’s your devotion?’ That is what I appreciate about my wife. When we started growing in God, whatever we were praying for, my wife would submit—and that is very, very important in marriage,” he testified.

3. Help each other in leading your children to God

As your family go through a challenging season, it is crucial to help your children develop a strong, enduring, and close relationship with God.

Marriages are not perfect, but they ought to know that they have a perfect God whom they can take refuge in when the going gets tough.

“One thing that I am so grateful, is that our 2 children know who God is and how He saved them. Everything is temporary, but your relationship with God is more than enough,” Bearwin shared.

Husbands and wives, God designed marriage that you must work as a team united with Him to carry out what He has called you to do even when—and especially when—times are rough.

No matter what marriage problems you are facing right now, know that God is your ever-present help. May you always seek Him and tune into what He wills for your marriage and your household!

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 ESV)

Do you need someone to help you pray for your marriage? You may call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700, or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

Stay tuned to the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel.

5 Effective Ways to Share God’s Love on Social Media

What’s on your mind?

Millions of people use social media every day to share what’s on their mind. While many posts bring people together, some online conversations have driven people apart.

You might be wondering what you can do to have a positive influence online. You might be thinking, “How can I use my social media to share God’s love?”

Thankfully, as Jesus Christ lives in you, He can help you use your platforms in sharing His comfort to the hurting, helpless, and hopeless.

Spreading the Good News anywhere is a blessing! So here are 5 ways on how you can share the love of God on social media:

 1. Share the Word of God

Did you know that when you share a Bible verse, you are planting seeds of faith into the hearts of the people and helping them reflect on the Word of God?

In a study titled, Effects of Christian Faith Sharing through Social Media, researchers found out that faith sharing through social media significantly impacts the beliefs and behavior of those who encounter those posts.

So, share that morning verse you have read in your devotional book in social media. Post your favorite worship song. Retweet that powerful testimony so others can be strengthened, too.

Who knows, maybe one of your friends needs a little encouragement and that post could pop up just in time. You might not know the impact of those messages to their life, but God’s Word is alive, and He can use your posts to touch their hearts.

Are you looking for inspiring content to share today? CBN Asia website, Facebook, Twitter, and Tiktok accounts have an array of articles, stories, and videos that can help strengthen people’s faith in God. Click that share button now!

2. Tell your story

How has God blessed you? Share it today!

Your personal testimony is a powerful tool in sharing what God has done and continues to do in your life. It doesn’t just represent you coming to Jesus—it can also bring others to Him.

In his interview with Live the Word Love the Word, social media content creator Doug Kramer shared how he maximizes their family’s platform to share about the goodness of God in their lives.

They share their usual family activities like praying together, teaching their kids Christian values, and glorifying God in their successes and everyday lives.

Whether you have thousands of followers or just a few, your story and answered prayers can influence others, too!

3. Pray for your friends on social media

Noticed that friend’s post about health issues? Reach out to that friend and send a prayer. It will surely lighten the burden. If you know someone who is going through a challenging situation, grab that opportunity to share the love of God and pray for that person.

Another simple yet powerful way to share God’s love on social media is to ask your friends if they have any prayer request. Let them know that in every situation, they can always come to God through prayer.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6 NIV)

4. Help others and encourage your online friends to do the same

Share God’s kindness by supporting your kababayans in need. While you’re at it, you can share posts on outreach activities, volunteer opportunities, and ways to support His ministry—like Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm—to encourage others to help as well.

As you experience God’s blessings, you can inspire your online friends that they can be a blessing, too.

5. Simply be nice

In the era of cancel-culture, endless rants, and online bullying, there is always room for kindness.

Make a difference by simply being nice on social media. As Matthew 5:16 puts it perfectly, let your light shine before your online friends, so that they may see those good works and glorify your Heavenly Father.

Maximize your online presence by sharing, inspiring, and encouraging others to grow in their faith. Tell your friends that God loves them so much that He gave His life to the world. Take every opportunity to share about God’s Word.

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” (Mark 16:15 NIV)

Do you need an encouragement today? Feel free to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer request to [email protected].

5 Most Popular Filipino Culture and Values

5 Most Popular Filipino Culture and Values – Which One Do You Love Most?

What makes you a proud Filipino?

The Filipino culture is an exuberant story that tells of the nation’s journey through the centuries. The values and customs many Pinoys hold dear to their hearts reflect a colorful history, a celebration of life, and their unwavering faith in God.

To mark this year’s National Culture Consciousness Week, here are 5 of the most popular Filipino culture and values that bind the Pinoys to each other. Which one do you love the most?

5 Most Popular Filipino Culture and Values

1. Pagmamano

The westerners shake hands, the east Asians bow down, while some southeast countries clasp their hands. Then there’s the Filipinos with their own cultural trademark called pagmamano.

Pagmamano is an honoring gesture that communicates warmth and respect when the younger ones greet or say goodbye to their elders. It is done by taking the elder’s hand and touching it lightly on your forehead—a distinct way of showing respect and receiving blessings from them.

2. Using po and opo

Kumusta po?

Aside from pagmamano, po and opo are words Filipinos use to show respect when talking to elders or someone they respect. Opo is a polite way to say ‘yes,’ and its contraction po punctuates or ends a sentence.

The origin of the words remains unclear. Nonetheless, these simple catchphrases continue to win the hearts not just of Filipino elders, but also of foreign guests.

3. Bayanihan

There used to be a time when bayanihan looks like neighbors carrying a bahay kubo to a new location. Nowadays, people describe bayanihan as an outpouring of community spirit as people give their all for the common good.

From lifesaving heroic acts to simple yet sacrificial deeds, anyone can be a bayani when they unite to help their kababayans. And through your partnership with humanitarian organizations like Operation Blessing, you help keep that Filipino spirit alive.

4. Filipino hospitality

They say the Filipinos are the most hospitable people you may find anywhere. Whether it’s a long-lost relative visiting from out of town or a foreign guest, the Pinoys take the extra mile to show how they care for others.

The Filipinos bring this warm hospitality to other nations or wherever they set foot. So whether in the homeland or overseas, sharing God’s kindness is a sacred duty. Naturally friendly and hospitable, Filipinos are effective in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to other nations. You too, can share God’s saving love to others! Visit this page to know how.

5. Love for God and family

Having close family ties is also one of Filipinos’ unique cultural values. They give so much value to the family that they labor so hard and sacrifice so much for the ones they love.  Sentimental. Devout. The Filipinos’ heart is as warm as their sunshine.

It’s the kind of light that illuminates the land in times of crisis and hardships; the light that trusts the Almighty and believes that the nation’s strength emanates from Him. Compassionate, courageous, and God-loving—a clear national identity that is unmistakably Filipino and truly Christian.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!” (Psalm 33:12 ESV)

Do you want to share God’s benevolent love and rich Filipino culture and values to other nations?

Kababayan, wherever you might be in the world right now, you can be God’s faithful servant and a blessing to the Philippines and beyond!

Partner with the Asian Center for Missions to know how you can help mobilize missions, care for existing missionaries, and train aspiring missionaries who are called to go and preach the gospel to the nations.

You may visit ACM’s website and Facebook page to learn about the work that God is doing through the ministry.

3 Practical Health and Wellness Tips for Men

June is Men’s Health Month!

Do you want to take good care of your loved ones? Staying healthy is the key! A healthier mind, body, and spirit enable you to care for your family and spend more time with them.

Check out these 3 practical health and wellness tips that will benefit you and your family:

Tip #1: Take care of your physical health

You might be working so hard that you’re not aware of the consequences of unhealthy lifestyle and bad eating habits. It is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle! Remember that a healthy body will help you live a productive life.

How do you take care of your physical health?

In his interview with Beyond Small Talk, coach and motivational speaker LA Mumar said that eating right, drinking lots of water, and getting enough sleep are so basic, but they can make a positive difference to your health.

For Coach LA, observing a healthy lifestyle is really important. Being healthy and staying fit allow him to take good care of his loved ones.

He encourages men to exercise and advises fathers to engage their children while working out. For instance, he plays basketball and swims with his two boys. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone–he gets to exercise and bond with his kids at the same time.

This is a great idea for a busy person who juggles family, work, and other responsibilities. Try exercising or playing different kinds of sports with your family members. It will not only keep you in shape, but it’ll also let you enjoy the bonding experience with your loved ones.

Tip #2: Nurture your mental health

Many people are still affected by health issues, financial problems, and other challenges brought by the pandemic. If anything is weighing you down, it’s time to look after your mental health.

Inspirational speaker Carl Pascua shared tips to overcome anxiety, and suggested that reconnecting with your loved ones, spending time praying and reading the Bible, and looking for something that can give you fulfillment are all vital for a healthy mental health.

Tip #3: Nourish your spiritual health

Just as you eat, exercise, and keep your physical body healthy, you need to recharge from the ultimate source of strength—God. Carve out time to pray and rest in the presence of your Heavenly Father.

The 700 Club Asia host Erick Totanes shared the benefits of cultivating a prayer life, “A man connected to God through prayer, discerns well, hears well, understands well, and leads their lives well and the family that they have.”

Follow these health and wellness tips to stay healthy not only for yourself, but for your loved ones as well!

Do you need prayers for your health?

Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0700 and we would love to pray for you. If you want to see more inspiring content, check out our Facebook page.

Stressed at Work? Here are 3 Tips to Overcome

Does work stress you out?

For many, the workplace can be a source of stress. While small amount of manageable stress can help motivate you and keep you focused, too much of it can lead to burnout.

Thankfully, there are some things you can do to help yourself break free from stress. Here are 3 tips to overcome your work-related stress:

1. Revisit your purpose and priorities

Why do you work?

There is a greater purpose why you are working and that is found in Colossians 3:23 NIV, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human master.”

You give your best at work not because you want to please men, but because you want to serve God above all. To manage stress, list down your purpose and priorities then ask God to help you focus on what truly matters to Him.

2. Improve your work-life balance

You can love your job but still get stressed if you don’t practice a healthy work-life balance.

Do not let work steal your time with God and with your loved ones. Schedule a time for rest and relaxation without feeling guilty. Go to your quiet place. Take days off and allow yourself to breathe, recharge, and rest in the presence of God.

See how it can bring refreshment to your soul and strength as you face tomorrow. Find comfort in God’s Word in Philippians 4:6 NIV, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

3. Seek help

If you’re one breath away from burnout, here’s something to comfort you: You don’t have to go through everything alone.

God wants you to seek help from others and trust that they can really support you. Jesus showed this trait when He called His 12 disciples and gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease (Matthew 10:1 NKJV).

He could’ve done all the miracles but chose not to. Instead, He empowered His disciples to work miracles. In the same way, trust that God can help you through your workmates and loved ones! Reach out to someone and ask for help when you need it.

Above all, pray. Seek help from your Heavenly Father and trust that He will help you overcome (Isaiah 41:10).

Are you stressed at work?

This Professional Wellness Month, allow us to encourage you through prayers. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to [email protected]

5 Helpful Tips to Manage Post-Election Anxiety

Feeling anxious after the election? Are you looking for encouraging words to lighten you up?

You’ve come to the right place!

Now that the election is over, Filipinos have different views on the results. Tension and anxiety affect many Pinoys these days.

If you, too, are experiencing post-election anxiety, take a look at these practical tips that can help you cope with your situation:

1. Identify your anxiety triggers

What exactly triggers you about the election? Is it the content of the news that you hear on TV and radio? Or the posts that you see while scrolling your news feed? Are you unhappy with the results of the election or worried about the future of the country?

Pause and think. Mayo Clinic says that you need to identify the source of your anxiety so you can start addressing it.

You can’t control what’s happening around you, but you can control how you respond to it. You don’t have to react on everything that you read or watch on the screen. If you feel overwhelmed by current events, staying off the news and discussions might be helpful for you.

2. Share your feelings with God

When you are bombarded with different reactions and issues nowadays, be intentional in being still in the presence of God. Speak out your feelings to God for He is ready to lend an ear without any judgment. As you open your heart, be ready to listen and respond to what He is going to reveal to you. Pray that He guides you and gives you understanding on how to deal with your situation.

Be still, and let His Word give you peace.

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10 NKJV)

If you are anxious about the election results, remember that God is in control of everything. He is a sovereign God! He can change the hearts of the leaders (Proverbs 21:1), so, pray that God makes them righteous ones. He appoints leaders according to His plans, so pray that He helps you entrust the future of the Philippines in His hands.

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” (Daniel 2:20-21 NKJV)

3. Share your thoughts to a trusted person

If election matters continue to bother you, talking to a family member, a friend, or a counselor can help you, according to Mayo Clinic.

Share your feelings and thoughts to a trusted person who is willing to listen and even guide you in handling stress and anxious thoughts.

4. Accept the reality

After giving yourself enough time to sit with your feelings and praying for them, it’s time to accept the reality of life.

It’s time to move forward after the election and accept the newly appointed officials. Pray for the leaders and let God work in their hearts. Pray for the nation, that all Filipinos may live a godly life.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Timothy 2:1–2 ESV)

5. Seek professional help if needed

Feelings of anxiety come and go, but if your post-election anxiety gets worse to the point that you can’t handle it anymore, Mayo Clinic suggests that you consider consulting a medical professional.

Take care of your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, and allow God to do the rest.

Always remember that Jesus is always there for you. He is a friend who’s ready to listen and give you peace when you’re stressed out. Take your first steps to peace by visiting this page.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NKJV)

If you are still struggling with post-election anxiety, we are here to pray for you. Feel free to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or contact us through Viber at 0943-144-4933.



What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.


The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3


What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.


The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3