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Quick Devotional on Worry 3

Selected Scriptures

<Establish the Need> We have looked at bad worries but is there such thing as a good worry?

Purpose: We will answer three questions to help us with worrying.

  • Is there a godly kind of “worry?”
  • How do you tell you have ungodly worries?
  • How do you tell you have godly worries?

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Quick Devotional on Worry 2

1 Peter 5:7

casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you

<Establish the Need> What do you worry about during the week?  This passage addresses the problem of worrying.

Purpose: We will answer three questions to help us with worrying.

  • What is anxiety?
  • What do we need to do with anxiety?
  • Why should you handle your anxiety biblically?

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Note: I want to return to this some day to a study on Matthew 6 but here’s the study for tonight.

Quick Devotional on Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

 

Establishing the need: What do you worry about during the week?  This passage addresses the problem of worrying.  We can worry a lot about life, work, relationship and marriage.  We also worry about not having work, relationship and marriage.  Yet Jesus tells us not to worry in the beginning of this paragraph (v.25) and at the end of the paragraph (v.34); yet how should we not worry?

Purpose: Two helpful practices in dealing with the worries in our lives:

  • Asking the right questions
  • Looking at the world through Jesus’ eyes

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Robert Jones. Why Worry?: Getting to the Heart of Your Anxiety.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, January 31, 2018. 32 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is a new booklet that is part of a biblical counseling booklet series called “Resources for Changing Lives” that is printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  It addresses the topic of worrying, a topic that many people unfortunately know too well (myself included).

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A few days ago I wrote a post on how to get the most out of Matthew 6 in applying it to worrying.  I found this message by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and thought it was quite relevant in light of the previous post.

Enjoy!

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In another forum online someone asked the following question:

What are some good scriptures that can help through depression anxiety and other issues? I have a lot of these issues and sometimes I find it hard to find the right things to calm me down.

Personally Matthew 6 have been very helpful for me in my own life.  Specifically Matthew 6:25-34.  Here’s my quick thoughts and expanded from the original comment.  Perhaps it might be helpful for others on WordPress and Social Media as well.

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