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What Is Anxiety?

From the Bibles.net Team:
Dear Heavenly Father, please help our friend who lands on this page to find rest here as they read your Word. Still their anxious heart and let them experience your peace. Help them believe that you are the Wonderful Counselor, the prince of peace, and the one in total control of all the details of their life. Help them cast their cares into your strong loving hands today. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.   

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The Bible paves the way to peace. It does not lead us to a place, but to a Person who carries all our cares.

Theme Verse
2 TIMOTHY 1:7 NKJV

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

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Anxious? You're in Good Company.

Dear Friend,  

We want you to know that you are in good company. We know what it is like to be anxious—whether it is that nagging anxiety that distracts all throughout the day, that unidentified anxiety that keeps you from sleep, or that anxiety that keeps your mind spinning and spinning, wearing you out without offering a solution.  

The Bible is a wonderful book—and the best—to have around in times of anxiety. It is filled with stories of people just like us—anxious people. It sketches our real world quite accurately, not leaving out the darker parts of life, but giving us the whole story of reality including the dark colors like worrisome, stressful, and anxious seasons we so try to erase out of our own lives.  

The Bible does not just give you characters to empathize with you, or validate that you live in an anxiety-inducing world. It does something better. Remember, the Bible is God’s Word. Since God can never lie, he will tell us the truth about our world and about ourselves. So when we open his book, we will feel wonderfully at home even in our deepest distresses, because we will always read an honest assessment of our own hearts, our world, and our loving God.  

But God, the author of the Bible, is also called “The Wonderful Counselor” and “the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) When you open your Bible, you are hearing from a Counselor who actually formed your deepest parts and knows the hidden thoughts of your heart (Psalm 139:2, 13). You are hearing the gentle words of the One who is Peace himself.  

Because anxiety stems from all different places—sometimes sin we don’t address, sometimes sorrows we cannot control, and sometimes suffering, whether self-inflicted or not—the Bible offers diverse counsel, and we hope to help you  understand how God speaks into your anxious heart.  

If you are anxious today, would you pray with us, and ask God to meet you through his Word exactly in the way you most need? We may not know your name, but the Lord knows your frame intimately, and we believe he wants to minister to you.   

Dear Lord, Thank you for loving me enough to speak to me through the Bible. I am so very anxious today. Would you please help me hear what you have to say, and would you please show me what it means that you are the Prince of Peace. “Search me, God, and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24). Amen.  

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What Is Anxiety?
by Dr. Heath Lambert, 13 Min
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Whoever
listens to me
will live in safety
and be at ease,
without fear of harm.

Proverbs 1:33 NIV
Verse

Luke 10:38-42 ESV

Here’s a tale of two sisters: one anxious, one at ease. Which one do you identify more with? How do you think this passage counsels us to deal with our anxiety?
Video: 6 Min
Quote

Is Anxiety a Sin?

by Bill Thrasher

True peace does not demand a denial of our emotions and concerns. What is the difference between godly concern and sinful anxiety? Actually the same Greek word is used for both, and it is only the context that reveals the difference. The difference can be seen in these mathematical formulas: Concern + unbelief = anxiety; Concern + faith = a biblical virtue (1 Corinthians 7:32-33; 1 Corinthians 12:25; 2 Corinthians 11:28).

See quote source
Messages: 34 Min

What Is Anxiety and

What Do We Do About It?

by Alistair Begg

How to Find Peace
Video: 2 Min
by H.B. Charles Jr.
Article: 7 Min

The God of Peace

by Erik Raymond at The Gospel Coalition

Video: 4 Min
Verse
Romans 5:1 ESV

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Video: 10 Min
by John Piper at Desiring God
Verse
Matthew 11:28-29 NLT

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

Hymns

Jesus, Strong and Kind

by CityAlight feat. Colin Buchanan
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Peace I leave
with you;
my peace I give you.
I do not give to
you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts
be troubled 
and do not
be afraid.

John 14:27 ESV

70’s | 80’s | 90’s

Peace

by Rich Mullins
Messages: 42 Min

The Age of Anxiety

by Beau Hughes

Verse
Psalm 121 ESV

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.

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I Will Fear No More

by The Afters
Article: 7 Min

We Are Not As Strong As We Think We Are

by Glen McCarty at Story Warren

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The very essence of
anxious care is the
imagining that
we are wiser than God,
and the thrusting of
ourselves into his place,
to do for him that
which we dream

he either cannot or will not
do; we attempt to
think of that which

we fancy he will forget;
or we labor to take
upon ourselves that
burden which
he
either is not able or willing
to carry for us.

Contemporary

Psalm 34 Read Aloud

by Psallo Collective
Verse
Romans 8:31-32 NLT

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?

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It's Alright

by J'Son feat. Mikeschair
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Have no fear
of sudden disaster
or of the
ruin that overtakes
the wicked,
for the Lord

will be at your side 

Proverbs 3:25-26 NIV
Article: 7 Min

Seven Reasons Not to Worry

by Kevin DeYoung at The Gospel Coalition

Chill & Relaxing

Take No Thought For Tomorrow

by Scripture Lullabies
Quote

Worry is a cycle of
inefficient thoughts
whirling around
a center of fear.

Corrie ten Boom
Quotes

A Father-Daughter Talk About Anxiety

From Corrie Ten Boom's Biography "The Hiding Place"

“I need you!” I sobbed. “You can’t die! You can’t!”…

Father sat down on the edge of the narrow bed. “Corrie,” he began gently, “when you and I go to Amsterdam when do I give you your ticket?”

I sniffed a few times, considering this. “Why, just before we get on the train.”

“Exactly. And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things, too. Don’t run ahead of him, Corrie. When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need—just in time.”

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Praise & Worship

Ancient of Days

by CityAlight
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Be still,
and know
that I am God.

Psalm 46:10 NKJV
Messages: 35 Min

The Cure for Anxiety

by Drew Hunter

Praise & Worship

Psalm 46 (Lord of Hosts)

by Shane & Shane
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