Worry and Anxiety.  Two words that many people relate to in a very personal way.  This past Sunday morning we took a biblical approach to worry and anxiety.  That message is now up and you can hear it HERE.

As I mentioned during the beginning of the sermon,  I wanted to share some of the passages here for your time of personal study.  Here are the passages we covered:

Esther 4:13-14;
Psalms 23:1-4, 38:18, 94:19, 139;
Proverbs 11:21, 12:25;
Isaiah 35:4, 41:10, 46:9;
Jeremiah 17:7-9;
Matthew 6:5, 16, 24-34; 10:19; 11:28; 13:18-23;
Mark 4:13-20;
Luke 6:20-25; 7:36-50; 8:4-15; 10:38-42; 12:1-28; 21:34;
John 5:24;
Romans 8:28;
II Corinthians 10:5-6; 11:3;
Galatians 1:10; 2:11-12;
Ephesians 3:20; 4:23; 5:21;
Philippians 4:6-9, 11-13;
Colossians 3:1-4, 16;
I Thessalonians 5:17;
I Timothy 4:7;
I Peter 1:3-9; 5:7;
I John 3:20;
Revelation 21:8, 27

One suggestion for your personal study on worry and anxiety is to consider how Saul responded to times of trials versus David. Reading about their lives in 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, and 1 Chronicles, you will note how Saul worried about everything from his enemies attacking and his son turning on him, to David’s success. The list is really extensive.

Then note how David responded to hardship and trial. Consider the Psalms David penned and remember how we destroy worry: prayer, seeking the things of heaven, knowing truth, believing truth, obeying truth, thinking of what is excellent, faith, a pursuit of holiness, and finding rest in Jesus Christ.

– Eric