Anxiety is an experience we’re all familiar with. We lay awake at night imagining what might happen. We worry about the mistakes we know we’ve already made and the ones we will surely make in the future.
We worry about our children, and we worry about messing them up, no matter how hard we try to raise them well. We worry about our marriages, our finances, our health, our futures.
Besides all our own personal challenges, God, in His perfect wisdom and sovereignty, has led us all through additional challenges over the past few months that give us even more reasons to be anxious. What does the future hold for our nation? For our children? For our homes and our churches? Will we lose family members to a virus? Will our businesses collapse or our savings evaporate?
There’s plenty to worry about.
But there’s a lot more reasons to not worry. And that’s what we’re going to spend the next few weeks studying in Scripture.
We’ll follow the smoke trail of our anxiety down to the fire that creates that smoke. Who or what do we worship, and does that have anything to do with why we worry?
We’ll think about where we seek security in life and how discontent may be feeding our worries.
We’ll see that we will never experience the peace of God until we are at peace with God.
We’ll see that our desire to control the uncontrollable leads to much of our anxiety.
God commands us to not be anxious, so He has faithfully given us everything we need to obey that command.
As we saturate ourselves in the words of Scripture, by God’s grace, at the end of our time together, we will all be better equipped to let go of our worries and trust in God’s faithful love for us and in His sovereign control of every detail of our lives.
Who doesn’t need to study what God says about worry? I know I need to, and I’m excited to be studying and learning along with you!
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By: Susan Menzmer
I have been a member of Mama’s Refill for several years, and have completed quite a few studies in that time. But I would have to say this study on “Anxiety” has got to be the most powerful study yet! Such a huge blessing! So very, very needed! It is amazing how on target and relevant the Bible is on this topic!!! And all the additional study ideas at the end of the study is enough to keep one going and studying/learning/growing in this area for the next year! If I had to summarize this entire Bible study into one sentence, I would choose one of the thought questions given in the very last lesson: “Do I trust God to keep His promises?” Excellent study—HIGHLY recommend!!!