Anxious for Nothing (Max Lucado)
Study of a Key Bible Passage: Philippians 4:6-7
When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, Max Lucado provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. Do you feel weighted down with worry? Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Are irrational fears your constant companion? Could you use some calm? Explore God’s treatment plan for anxiety found in the most underlined verse in the Bible, Philippians 4:6–7: Be anxious for nothing, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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Anxious for Nothing - Session 1 - Rejoice in the Lord Always
Anxiety is not so much the onslaught of a storm as the continual threat that one is coming. We have been taught that the Christian life is one of peace. When we don't have peace, we assume the problem is within us, which leads us to feel guilty. But while the *presence* of anxiety is unavoidable,...
Anxious for Nothing - Session 2 - Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All
A gentle person is level-headed and reacts to stress with steadiness and fairness. We can choose to pick up every disappointment, stress or frustration that is tossed our way, or we can choose to not pick up that garbage in the first place. We not only have the choice of how we will *perceive* tr...
Anxious for Nothing - Session 3 - Present Your Requests to God
Our primary call to action in the fight against anxiety is *prayer*. The power of prayer is not in chanting the right formula or quoting some secret code, but in the heart of the one praying. God is not manipulated or impressed by formulas or eloquence, but he is moved by sincere requests. As his...
Anxious for Nothing - Session 4 - The Peace of God Will Guard Your Heart
"Where is God?" is one of the first and most common questions we ask when facing life's storms. God never promised a life without storms. But he promised to be with us when we face them. As we do our part — *rejoice in the Lord, pursue a gentle spirit, pray about everything, cling to gratitude* —...
Anxious for Nothing - Session 5 - Meditate on These Things
The best way to face anxiety in life is with *clear-headed, logical thinking.* Our minds are constantly under attack. But, while there are many things in life over which we have no control, we get to choose what we think about. So, instead of responding to unknowns with anxious thoughts, we need ...