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Moving From Fear To Faith On EWTN!


 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak visits with Jim and Joy Pinto on At Home With Jim and Joy on EWTN

I recently had the chance to visit my friends Jim and Joy Pinto on their new EWTN TV series, At Home With Jim And Joy. We discussed my battle with anxiety and how the Lord has helped me to stop worrying and experience peace in my life. In addition, we took calls from the viewers and shared our own personal stories about the role our faith plays in combating worry and stress. I hope you enjoy the program and please consider sharing this post with your family and friends. Thank you and God Bless!

Doing God’s Will Doesn’t Have To Feel Good!


 

Catholic speaker Gary Zimak discusses the fact that it doesn't always feel good to do God's will

“Father, if you are willing, remove this chalice from me; nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42)

In the course of my travels, I have met many people who genuinely desire to follow God’s will. Many of those same individuals, however, are concerned that they aren’t doing a good job with the task. Do you know why they are concerned? It’s primarily because they don’t “feel” like doing what God wants. Let’s be honest, my friends…enduring suffering, reaching out to those in need, stepping out of our comfort zone and forgiving people who have hurt is generally doesn’t “feel” good. What we need to remember, however, is that a desire to do God’s will has nothing to do with feelings. Rather, it is a conscious decision.

When Jesus asked His Father to let the suffering pass Him by, He was expressing natural human feelings. The Lord could have suppressed these feelings, but He chose not to. By doing so, He reminds us that it’s perfectly acceptable to dislike suffering and to ask God to remove it from our lives. In spite of that aversion to suffering, however, Jesus chose to consciously submit to His Father’s will. Instantly, a feeling of fear was transformed into an act of obedience and love.

Back in the days when our twins were babies, my wife and I didn’t exactly plead with one another for the chance to feed them when they woke up in the night. Even though we loved Mary and Elizabeth, neither one of us “felt” like waking up to comfort them. While it didn’t “feel” good, we did it because we loved them and it was God’s will that we tend to the needs of our children. Despite what we may hear or believe, love isn’t necessarily a feeling. While there are often emotional feelings associated with love, it is primarily a decision. We can choose to love someone, even if we don’t “feel” like it. Submitting to God’s will when we don’t “feel” like it is a great way of expressing our love for Him.

Don’t be too hard on yourself when you don’t always enjoy doing God’s will. Sometimes it’s not fun for me either and it certainly wasn’t always fun for Jesus. Doing God’s will isn’t about feelings…

It’s about LOVE!

Another Great Reason To Go From Fear To Faith!


 

From Fear To Faith, the new book from Catholic speaker and evangelist Gary Zimak is now available at a special discount from Liguori Publications

Great news! From now until September 30, 2014, you can order my new book From Fear To Faith: A Worrier’s Guide To Discovering Peace at a 25 percent discount! Visit Liguori Publications’ website or call 1-800-325-9521 and use special offer code ’15300′.

While you’re at it, consider ordering extra copies for the “worriers” in your life!

With God, All Things Are Possible! Here’s Proof…


 

Catholic speaker, author and homeschooling Dad Gary Zimak discusses the miracles that God has performed in his life.

“Don’t Look Back!”

How many times have you heard that advice? While it makes sense in some cases, looking back can also be beneficial at times. When I look back through the years, I’m amazed at the many miracles that the Lord has worked in my life. He has done the “impossible” more times than I can count. And yet, like many of you, I sometimes forget and begin to panic when faced with a frightening situation.

In this month’s issue of Seton Magazine, our friends at Seton Home Study School were kind enough to let me tell the story of some of the miracles God has performed in the life of the Zimak family. While the article centers on our experience with homeschooling (something my wife and definitely thought was impossible before we tried it), I list many other examples of God’s miraculous intervention in our life.

I hope that reading the article will inspire you to reflect on the many times that He has done the impossible in your life. Furthermore, I hope that you’ll be encouraged to give Him a chance to work future miracles in your life. Whenever you’re tempted to say that something isn’t possible, remember the words of Jesus…

“With God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

Thank You, Mother Angelica!


 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak posing next to a portrait of Mother Angelica at EWTN

“She didn’t know exactly where God was leading her that summer of 1944. But she went just the same.” (Raymond Arroyo on Mother Angelica’s decision to enter religious life)

Seventy years ago, on this day, Mother Angelica said “yes” to the Lord and entered religious life. Here’s a nice article written by Raymond Arroyo which tells the story of what happened on August 15, 1944. On behalf of the millions who have been impacted by her decision, I’d like to say “Thank you” to Mother Angelica. Your “yes” has changed our lives forever. Happy 70th anniversary!

If God Truly Is Almighty, Why Do We Worry?


 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak with a secret that will help you to stop worrying

I Believe In God, the Father Almighty…

The first few words of the Apostles Creed are very familiar, aren’t they? We pray them at least once each week and many of us pray them every day. Let’s think about something for a minute. If we TRULY believe that God is almighty, that means nothing is impossible for Him, correct? If that is the case, why do we worry about what may or may not happen in our lives today? Could it be that we really don’t believe the words that we pray?

The next time you’re tempted to worry, repeat the first line of the Apostles Creed instead. If you still find yourself struggling, ask God to increase your trust in Him. Before you know it, your problems will seem a lot less frightening. Give it a try and see what happens. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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From Fear To Faith: A Worrier’s Guide To Discovering Peace Is NOW Available!


 

From Fear To Faith, the latest book from Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak is now available

Are you tired of worrying? Do you long for peace in your life? I’m pleased to announce that my latest book, From Fear To Faith: A Worrier’s Guide To Discovering Peace is NOW available for purchase! This book contains the method that helped a lifelong worrier like me to break free from anxiety. It is a simple step by step approach that focuses on establishing a closer relationship with Jesus. Do you think that you’re too weak to stop worrying? I am too. That’s why I let Jesus help me. Purchase your copy today (by clicking on the Amazon image that appears at the bottom of this post) and consider buying copies for the “worriers” in your life!

“Given the many challenges facing believers today, this book is a must have for any one serious about becoming the person the Lord wants them to be.” (Teresa Tomeo)

“This book is a must read for anyone who wants to take their faith to the next level—who is stuck in the abyss of fear and yearns to ascend toward the summit of enduring peace.” (Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers)

“Zimak offers solid no-nonsense proof of why worrying is detrimental to the health of body and soul and provides a doable step by step plan to overcome worry and fear. Great for laity, priests, religious, and ministries—highly recommended.” (Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle)

“You’ll come to treasure this book, but don’t just keep it to yourself. Buy copies for your friends and family members who need it.” (Mike Aquilina)

“Gary Zimak has created a masterpiece.” (Kevin Lowry)

“In From Fear to Faith Gary Zimak gives both practical advice and biblical examples for helping us to have total confidence and trust in the goodness of our loving God. I highly recommend this book to all!” (Fr. Donald Calloway)

Click on the image below to order your copy today!

Allison Ricciardi On “From Fear To Faith”


 

Here’s the latest endorsement for my new book, From Fear to Faith: A Worrier’s Guide to Discovering Peace. Thank you, Allison Ricciardi!

Catholic Therapist Allison Ricciardi endorses From Fear To Faith: A Worrier's Guide To Discovering Peace, the latest book by Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak

“From Fear to Faith” is a must read for anyone plagued by worry. Gary’s confidence and enthusiasm for the truth of Christ’s love, power and desire to release us from fear are contagious. Combining his own experience with sound psychological wisdom and solid spiritual insights, Gary gives us clear steps to journey out of the prison of fear and into a life of faith and joy!”

Allison Ricciardi, L.M.H.C.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Founder of CatholicTherapists.com and TheRaphaelRemedy.com

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Staci Gulino on “From Fear To Faith”


 

Here’s the latest endorsement for my new book (coming in August), From Fear to Faith: A Worrier’s Guide to Discovering Peace. Thank you, Staci Gulino!

Staci Gulino endorses From Fear To Faith, the new book by Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak

“Though scripture teaches us to avoid fear and be at peace, we are surrounded with a world that brings fear and anxiety, causing tremendous mental (and physical) suffering. Some attempt to “white knuckle” through it on their own. Others dabble, or go headstrong into New Age modalities to obtain relief, but ultimately find more suffering and complexity of the problem. Many seek out secular mental health treatment where anxiety and fear are viewed as a biological/genetic and psychosocial problem, and are treated with multiple medications and/or various types of psychotherapies very likely devoid of the Christian spiritual component so necessary to authentic healing. Seeking remedy itself can be very anxiety and fear provoking! What are we to do?

In conversational style, Gary masterfully weaves his personal experience with significant anxiety/fear with the gifts of the Catholic Church to forge a path to healing in From Fear to Faith: A Worrier’s Guide to Discovering Peace, showing us how to “…let Jesus do most of the work.” Whether you are an anxiety/fear sufferer, or a health care provider, or a priest/religious seeking resources, this book is for you! From Fear to Faith is definitely my newest go-to aid to bolster my professional practice, and to help those in need!”

Staci Gulino, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
On-Air Host, Faith & Good Counsel/Wake Up Louisiana (Catholic Community Radio)

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Teresa Tomeo On “From Fear To Faith”


 

Here’s the latest endorsement for my new book (coming in August), From Fear to Faith: A Worrier’s Guide to Discovering Peace. Thank you, Teresa Tomeo!

Teresa Tomeo endorses From Fear To Faith: A Worrier's Guide To Discovering Peace, the latest book by Catholic Speaker and Author Gary Zimak

“Scripture tells us that ‘fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.’ But what kind of fear and how much fear is too much when it comes to our relationship with God and our efforts to live our lives as Catholic Christians? Drawing from his own personal struggles Gary Zimak combines experience with the expertise of solid Church teaching and God’s Word to address these important questions and more in this book. Given the many challenges facing believers today, this book is a must have for any one serious about becoming the person the Lord wants them to be.”

Teresa Tomeo
Motivational Speaker, Best Selling Author
Syndicated Catholic Talk Show Host
www.teresatomeo.com

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