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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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David Powlison. Worry: Pursuing a Better Path to Peace.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, March 1st 2004. 30 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

This is a counseling booklet on the topic of worrying.  It is a part of a series published by Presbyterian and Reformed called “Resources for Changing Lives” which feature booklets on various biblical counseling issues.  While some of the booklets in the series could be very specific and tailored for particular individuals going through certain issues such as A.D.D, OCD, self-injury and suicidal thoughts, I thought this booklet on worry would definitely be useful to a larger amount of people since every one of us struggle with worrying in one degree or another about something.

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