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Praying Through the Pain

Anxious for Nothing

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Key Scriptures

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4-7 NIV

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:6-8 NIV

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What kinds of situations stress you out the most?
  • What’s your usual first response to anxiety?

Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.

  • Have you ever thought of anxiety as a signal? How could viewing anxiety as a signal change what you think about anxiety?
  • Do you ever hold back how you’re feeling from God? How could being honest with Him help in times of anxiety?
  • Read 1 Peter 5:6-8. Why is it important to focus on God’s ability to care for you, rather than on the threats of the enemy?

Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.

  • What steps can you take to surrender to God and break the cycle of anxiety this week?
  • How can you encourage someone struggling with anxiety to go to God for help?

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

Father, thank You that, no matter what anxieties we’re facing, we can give them all to You. We can trust that, even in hard times, You will care for us and lift us up in due time. Help us to surrender all our troubles to You. In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Consider the anxieties you’re struggling with in life and have an honest conversation with God about what you’re facing. Ask Him to take your anxieties from you.
  • For more on finding real rest, check out the Anxious for Nothing Bible Plan at: www.go2.lc/nothing

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