Talk to God About Your Anxiety

Anxiety is a species of fear. It’s the paralyzing fear of “what if.” It’s the fear that something we dread might possibly come true. There’s only one solution to anxiety: the assurance everything is going to be okay. But the world gives us no such assurances. We find ourselves surrounded by myriad real dangers resulting…

Too Busy to See We’re Blind

We are a performance-driven people, which means we’re also a budgeted people. 16 hours — 1 hour of commute, 1 for eating, 9 for work, .5 for Netflix, 1 hour for devotions, and brushing our teeth in the car. We’ve got fifteen minutes here and there. Busy. Hey, wanna get coffee? Obviously: I’m busy. It’s who we are.…

God Cares for You

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.(1 Peter 5:6–7) Why is anxiety about the future a form of pride? God’s answer would sound something like this: I — the Lord, your Maker…

Fighting Words

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10) When I am anxious about some risky new venture or meeting, I battle unbelief with one of my most often-used promises: Isaiah…

Wipe Your Fears Away

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.(Psalm 56:3) One possible response to the truth that our anxiety is rooted in unbelief goes like this: “I have to deal with feelings of anxiety almost every day; and so I feel like my faith in God’s grace must be totally inadequate. So I wonder…

How to Fight Anxiety

Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7) Psalm 56:3 says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in thee.” Notice: it does not say, “I never struggle with fear.” Fear strikes, and the battle begins. So the Bible does not assume that true believers will have no anxieties.…