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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Future – God Is There!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will offer advice for dealing with fear of the future on the next episode of Following The Truth on Holy Spirit Radio

Do you find yourself being afraid of the future? Is the uncertainty just too much to bear?

Make it a point to listen to the next episode of Following The Truth on Holy Spirit Radio – “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Future”! The program airs on Wednesday (May 27) at 10 AM Eastern with an encore broadcast at 4 PM Eastern. If you’re not in the Philadelphia area, you can listen online HERE.

I’ll be offering many Bible verses that will help you to relax and live in the present moment and share songs by the Isaacs, Casting Crowns, David Haas and Steven Curtis Chapman. Here’s a sample…

If God is with us, there is no need to be afraid. The future may be unknown to us, but it’s not unknown to God. He is already there!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

God Is Greater Than Your Problems!

 

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Are you facing a serious problem in your life? Have you given up hope that it can be fixed? Don’t panic! Listen to the next episode of Following The Truth on Holy Spirit Radio – “God Is Greater Than Your Problems!” I’ll be be playing songs by Carrie Underwood, Madisa, Kari Jobe and Josh Groban and discussing some ways to deal with the mountains in your life. In addition, the show will feature the radio debut of some very special people.

The program airs on Wednesday (April 29) at 10 AM Eastern with an encore broadcast at 4 PM Eastern. If you’re not in the Philadelphia area, you can listen online HERE.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your situation is hopeless. It isn’t! With God, ALL things are possible. Tune in tomorrow and let’s talk about it!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Moving From Fear To Faith In Steubenville!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will be speaking on moving from fear to faith in Steubenville, Ohio.

Tomorrow evening, I’ll be packing up my stuff and heading to Steuebenville, OH to speak about moving from FEAR to FAITH. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by. After the talk, I’ll be signing copies of my books, including Faith, Hope, and Clarity: How To Know God’s Will. My message is simple – It is possible to stop worrying with the help of Jesus Christ. Meet me at Holy Rosary Church on April 14 at 7 PM and let’s discuss!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Looking For A Great Way To Start Your Week?

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak is now a regular part of the Wake Up! morning team on Catholic Community Radio in Baton Rouge, LA!

It’s official…

I am now part of the Wake Up! team on Catholic Community Radio in Baton Rouge! Each Monday, I’ll join Johnny Hebert and Jeff Blackwell all the way from New Jersey as we help to get your day (and your week) started the Catholic way. In addition to all of the regular news, faith and fun, I’ll be presenting my “Be Not Afraid” segment at 8:35 AM Eastern. If you’re not in the Louisiana area, you can listen online HERE.

Don’t face the new week all by yourself. Grab a bowl of grits and join us Monday at 8 AM Eastern. We’ll help you to start your week off right!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Jesus Doesn’t Lie…Alleluia!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak is available to speak at your parish or conference

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak discusses the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday

“He is not here; for He has risen, as He said.” (Matthew 28:6)

The words of the angel to the women at the tomb remind us of an important, but often forgotten fact – Jesus is a man of His word. He said He would rise from the dead and and that’s what He did!

Today, as we celebrate Easter Sunday, we reflect on the ultimate example of Jesus keeping His promises. Tomorrow and the next day might be another story, however. The struggles and problems of daily life have a way of making us lose sight of the fact that the Lord is always good for His word. As Christians, let’s try to do our best to live as Easter people not just today, but throughout the year. He said He would rise and He did. He said He is preparing a place for us in Heaven and He is. We generally have no problem believing these promises, especially today. On the other hand, He also asks us to seek first the Kingdom of Heaven and our Heavenly Father will provide for our material needs. Do you believe Him?

Jesus IS risen. Have a blessed Easter. Alleluia!

“Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.” (Matthew 6:33)

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Jesus Suffered For You. Here’s How You Can Comfort Him

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak is available to speak at your parish or conference

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak discusses how we can help Jesus in His agony in the garden

Today is the anniversary of a sad episode in the life of Christ:

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me.” He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.” When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Withdrawing a second time, he prayed again, “My Father, if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!” Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open. He left them and withdrew again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing again. Then he returned to his disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand when the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners. Get up, let us go. Look, my betrayer is at hand.” (Matthew 26:36-46)

While the worst was certainly yet to come, Jesus was deserted by His closest friends when He needed them the most. Sad, isn’t it? All He asked them to do was to keep Him company in His agony. We all know that feeling. The companionship of a close friend when we are suffering can make the difference between hope and despair. Those of us who have lost loved ones know this feeling well. The fact that our friends are with us is more important than what they say.

You have an advantage over the sleeping apostles in that you know what would happen to Jesus the next day. They didn’t fully understand what would be taking place over the next few days. Maybe if they did they would have stayed awake. Don’t you wish you could go back in time and comfort the Lord in His hour of need?

You can!

Because Jesus is God, He is aware of all past and future events. As a result, while He was in Gethsemane, He knew everything that you would ever do. Unfortunately, this means that all of our sins contributed to His agony. On the other hand, He was also able to see all of our good acts as well. Although it can be difficult to grasp this concept, any act of kindness you direct to Jesus today was foreseen by Him as He suffered in the garden two thousand years ago. How’s that for powerful?

Today, you have the opportunity to comfort Jesus. You can spend time with Him in prayer, sit with Him in Eucharistic adoration, accept your suffering patiently, be kind to others or read Scripture. We aren’t being asked to change the course of history, but simply to spend time with Him. Peter, James and John fell asleep and missed their chance…

Will you fall asleep too?

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Suffering Doesn’t Last, But Heaven Does!

 

Catholic speaker Gary Zimak appears each Wednesday on The Son Rise Morning Show on EWTN Radio with his series "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled"

Here’s the Bible verse I discussed on EWTN Radio’s The Son Rise Morning Show today:

“So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” (John 16:22)

Catholic speaker Gary Zimak discusses the fact that all suffering is temporary on The Son Rise Morning Show on EWTN Radio

There’s no doubt that suffering is a painful experience. What can make it even more painful, however, is the thought that it may not come to an end. We have all experienced the pain that comes from traffic jams, bad weather, stomach bugs and boring meetings. While none of these situations are fun, we can deal with them because we know that they are temporary. Jesus suffered tremendously on the cross. He also knew that His followers would be sorrowful as the events of His passion unfolded. As a result, He spoke these words as a reminder that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

If you are suffering, always remember that it is a temporary situation. Your pain will either go away in this life or when you die. There is no suffering in Heaven. In the meantime, although it may be difficult, make it a point to offer up your suffering. When united with the suffering of Christ, your pain can produce an abundance of fruit. The Lord will take all of the suffering that you give Him and use it to save souls. That thought alone can ease your agony as it gives meaning to your pain.

Suffering doesn’t last, but Heaven does. Keep your eye on the prize and always stay close to the Lord. One day you’ll know what it’s like to live with Him forever in a place where there is no suffering!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Following The Truth Hits The Philly Airwaves!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak announces that Following The Truth will be coming to Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia!

For a long time, I have wanted to host a radio program that combines Christian music, Scripture and advice for walking with the Lord. I am thrilled to announce that this program is now a reality!

Starting on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 AM Eastern (with encore at 4 PM Eastern), Following The Truth will be airing monthly (the 3rd Wednesday) on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia, PA. Aside from the fact that I now have the opportunity to share the “Good News” by using some of my favorite tools, it is a special honor to be broadcasting from this station. It was Holy Spirit Radio that I listened to when I first started to move closer to the Lord. I am not kidding when I say that the radio station saved my life!

What can you expect on the new show? The focus will be on developing a close personal relationship with Christ and learning to walk daily with Him. I want my listeners to know that not only am I there for them, but so is the Lord. Life can certainly be tough, but none of us are in it alone. I hope you’ll be able to join me, even if you’re not in the Philly area. You can listen online HERE and the podcasts will be archived. I hope you can join me on March 25 at 10 AM Eastern for the radio debut of Following The Truth with Gary Zimak…

I’ll save a seat for you and leave the door open!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Proof That God Never Lets Us Suffer Alone…

 

Catholic speaker Gary Zimak appears each Wednesday on The Son Rise Morning Show on EWTN Radio with his series "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled"

Here’s the Bible verse I discussed on EWTN Radio’s The Son Rise Morning Show today:

And as they led Him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. (Luke 23:26)

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak discusses suffering on the EWTN Son Rise Morning Show

Suffering can be a great source of anxiety. An even greater source of anxiety can be the fear of suffering. This generally happens because we don’t think that we’ll be able to handle the pain involved. As we can see in the above Bible verse, God will provide a way for us to get through any situation that we can ever face.

Jesus had an extremely difficult and painful task to accomplish on Calvary, but He had to get there first. After being scourged and losing much blood, it wasn’t easy for Him to carry a heavy cross. Fearing that He would die before they had the chance to crucify Him, the authorities forced Simon of Cyrene to assist Him in carrying the cross. As a result, Jesus reached His destination and was able to redeem us.

If you are suffering, rest assured that there is a Simon of Cyrene headed your way. It may be in the form of a person, it may be the grace you need to keep going, or it may be a combination of both. It’s also possible that you are being called to be the Simon of Cyrene for someone else. The bottom line is that the Lord never gives anyone a cross that’s too heavy to carry.

Lord, help me to carry the crosses in my life and please use me as the Simon of Cyrene in the lives of others. Amen.

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Before You Label Yourself A Hopeless Sinner, Consider This…

 

Catholic speaker Gary Zimak appears each Wednesday on The Son Rise Morning Show on EWTN Radio with his series "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled"

Here’s the Bible verse I discussed on EWTN Radio’s The Son Rise Morning Show today:

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17)

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak reminds EWTN listeners on The Son Rise Morning Show that Jesus came to call sinners

With all of the emphasis on self-examination and turning away from sin, sometimes Lent can get a little depressing. Due to the fact that we have a natural tendency to overlook and excuse our less than perfect behavior, the sudden realization that we are sinners can be disturbing. It can even make us feel hopeless. But, just as pain or discomfort lets us know we may be ill, the knowledge that we are sinners can help us to understand that we are in need of spiritual healing. In other words…

It’s a good thing!

In the above Bible verse, Jesus makes it clear that He has come to save sinners – like us. Instead of letting your sinfulness make you feel hopeless and defeated, allow it to motivate you to seek the Lord’s forgiveness in the sacrament of Confession. Not only will you receive absolution for your sins, but you’ll receive the grace to help you sin less in the future.

While there is no doubt that we are all sinners, there is no such thing as “hopeless” when it comes to the Lord. He’s waiting for you in the confessional. Make it a point to visit Him soon!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)