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When we have anxiety, experience fear, or feel overwhelmed, the most significant thing we can do is lean into the One who knows us completely and loves us best – the God of all comfort.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (Ephesians 6:10)

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Anxiety Exercises

When the winds of anxiety begin to blow and the waves roll and the thunder comes, God invites us to lean a little deeper into Him. Each of these exercises is designed to help us breathe a little easier and lean into the arms of God.

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God holds our tomorrows just as surely as He held our yesterdays. He knows what we will face and when, and He has promised He will never leave us. We are called to remember God’s goodness, His character, and His faithfulness. Why?

“Because when pain becomes severe or sorrow becomes crushing, you can look at that memorial set in place in a time of greater strength, and you can pray, ‘Oh God, thus far you have helped me, and I have every reason to believe you will continue to help me.” (Joni Eareckson Tada) 

Cast Your Cares on the Lord

So here I sit with all these cares. How do I deal with this stress? Then I prayed, asking the Holy Spirit to lead me; I was led to 1 Peter 5:7: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

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"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

Recommended Books About Anxiety

Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry

Amy Simpson

Our culture is frantic with worry. We stress over circumstances we can’t control, we talk about what’s keeping us up at night and we wring our hands over the fate of disadvantaged people all over the world, almost as if to show we care and that we have big things to care about. Worry is part of our culture, an expectation of responsible people.

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Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises

Michelle Bengtson

Ours is an age of anxiety. We worry about our children, jobs, homes, health, and finances. News and social media feed our fears. Even the fear of missing out leads to anxiety. The solution isn't to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety but to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence--and then use the weapons of power, love, and a sound mind to fight back and live in God's peace.

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Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety

Henri J.M. Nouwen

At one of the lowest points in Henri Nouwen’s life, he gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawn from those talks, this new work reveals what sustained Nouwen to remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus and led him to become an icon of compassion and vulnerability.

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100 Names of God

What Your Soul Needs for Stressful Times: 60 Powerful Truths to Protect Your Peace

Holley Gerth

Stress is inevitable, but letting it control your life is optional. This 60-day devotional offers spiritual truth to soothe your soul alongside practical tools to apply it that will truly make a difference. Each day, discover Scripture, a prayer, questions for reflection, and inspirational quotes to help you learn to live with more peace and less pressure, more calm and less chaos, more worship and less worry.

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Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions

Stephen Grcevich

The church across North America has struggled to minister effectively to children, teens, and adults with common mental health conditions and their families. One reason for the lack of ministry is the absence of a widely accepted model for mental health outreach and inclusion.

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Why Am I Feeling Like This? A Teen's Guide to Freedom from Anxiety and Depression

David Murray

If you have experienced anxiety or depression, you may have asked yourself, Why am I feeling like this? You are not alone. Meet eighteen teens who have struggled with different types of anxiety or depression. This guide will help you discover not only the common causes but also the keys to unlock their chains. By utilizing God-given truths and tactics, you can experience new liberty, peace, and joy in your life.

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Struck Down but Not Destroyed: Living Faithfully with Anxiety

Pierce Taylor Hibbs

Perhaps anxiety is not a terror to avoid but a tool in God's hands, to see the amazing truth that being struck down won't destroy us with God on our side. A 12-year anxiety veteran offers wisdom, encouragement, and resources for anxious Christians.

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Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness

Matthew S. Stanford

Why has the church struggled in ministering to those with mental illnesses? Each day men and women diagnosed with mental disorders are told they need to pray more and turn from their sin. Mental illness is equated with demonic possession, weak faith, and generational sin. Learn about mental illness from both biblical and scientific perspectives.  

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When Anxiety Roars: Partnering with Your Child to Tame Worry and Anxiety

Jean Holthaus

Discover practical steps for children and parents to take together to tame anxiety. Integrating faith with best practices to reduce anxiety, it also teaches coping skills that will help children live more confidently today and into the future.

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When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (Psalm 94:19

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You that You understand the waves of anxiety that can flood our souls so completely.  When those waters seem to overwhelm us, will You help us to look up to You? We long to be consoled, and that is exactly what You offer us. Thank You for the Word spoken from Your own heart for us: YOUR joy can rest inside of us, right here in the midst of our anxieties.

In the name of Your son, Jesus, we pray,

Amen.

The more original a human being is, the deeper is his anxiety. (Søren Kierkegaard)

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