Anxiety | Day Seven

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By: Morgan Eseke

We’ve reached the end of our 7-day study on anxiety! Thank you for joining me on this journey. Let’s start today by looking back at Jesus’ sermon about worry in Matthew 6 that we studied on day 3.

Look back at Matthew 6:33-34.

 

What does verse 33 encourage us to do instead of worry?

 

In what ways are you regularly seeking “his kingdom and his righteousness”?

 

Yesterday, we talked about how the world and God have very different ways of approaching worry. The world tells us we can handle it ourselves, but God asks us to come to him in humility.

 

Check out John 14:27.

 

How does the peace of God differ from the things the world gives? Journal about a time when you experienced the peace of God. What was that experience like?

 

Finally, let’s look at 2 Timothy 1:7.

 

As a Christ follower, what kind of spirit have you received? What kind of spirit were you NOT given?

 

I want you to notice one more thing about this verse. It’s written in past tense. Which means, as a follower of Christ you have already received this gift.  

 

How does this make you feel?

 

Friend, we both know that this world is broken and busy and full of all sorts of reasons to worry, but God has not given us a spirit of fear or timidity. We are his beloved children! We are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37) and we have the opportunity approach the throne of grace with confidence when we are worried.

 

Best of all, the One who sits on the throne is good! He is trustworthy and powerful enough to handle the toughest situation. What else have you learned about Him lately? Take a few minutes to list out what you know to be true about God. 

 

Sister, that God you just described, He adores you! I pray you will never stop seeking Him, never stop learning more about Him, and never stop bringing your worries to him in humility. He loves to reveal himself to his children.

 

“‘If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,’ Says the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:13