I know that I should give my worries to Jesus, and I really do try to do that, but I often just wind up reaching back for my worries a few minutes or hours later afterwards! How to stop? This article doesn’t exactly answer that hard question, but it does exhort us to not look to take those worries away from Jesus once they are handed over! From Core Christianity……………..
The Right Way To Resist Worry
We all have occasion to worry. That is why the Bible is full of admonitions to not worry! But how? Here are some thoughts along those lines from ReasonableTheology.org……………………….
WORRIED? REPLACE YOUR WHAT-IFS WITH EVEN-IFS
I am a worrier by nature, and often fall into the “what if” line of thinking. But as a believer, I can replace that thinking with “but even if….” From Core Christianity……………………..
Slow Down to Meet God
Even in this time of pandemic and lockdowns, most of us still find ourselves rushing and fretting, and leaving God out of our thoughts and intentions. I am as guilty of this as anyone, so this article from UK writer Adrian Warnock really spoke to me!…………………
When Prayer Can Make Anxiety Worse
I have often been guilty of running to God in prayer when anxious, pouring out my worries and fears to Him. This is right and good, but the problem is I stop there. This article makes the argument that we need to go to the next step in our prayer, and pray to God while recognizing His love, faithfulness and care for us. From Anchored in Christ……………..
Five Ways God Can Use Your Stress for Great Good
I am so glad that God can take my worries and weakness and do something good and constructive with them! From Randy Alcorn…………….
The Right Way To Resist Worry
Believers are exhorted to not worry. This article gives us five reasons why we should not worry. From Reasonable Theology…………………
BOOK REVIEW: Strength for the Weary
STRENGTH FOR THE WEARY by Derek Thomas (Reformation Trust Publishing; 2018)
This book by pastor and scholar Dr. Derek Thomas looks at the problem of weariness in life, and how to find the strength and hope everyone needs at some points in our lives. Using selected passages from the last half of the Book of Isaiah, Thomas writes short, devotional-style chapters that addresses the ways that weariness can cause believers to worry, fear and doubt about life and God. But the author reminds Christians that God has promised to be with us through life, and to give us strength and grace in our trials. As one reads these reflections on some of the most encouraging passages in the entire Bible, you will become more energized, better able to place temporary difficulties and plain old being worn out into proper perspective. Thomas calls his readers to reach out to God and let Him provide the energy and ability to tackle a new day. Highly recommended!
Be Anxious for Nothing
Helpful resources on anxiety from Life.Church………
Anxiety is a Cul-de-Sac: Biblical Clarity on Anxiety
We don’t want to get caught in the anxiety cul-de-sac, because anxiety won’t let you leave, like an episode from The Twilight Zone. From Biblical Counseling Coalition…….