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When You’ve Had Enough

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

Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”
1 Kings 19:3-4 NIV

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
1 Kings 19:11-12 NIV

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • When was the last time you didn’t feel anxious about anything? Why were you so worry-free?
  • When you’re stressed out, what’s your go-to method of relaxing?

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

  • Of the four anxiety-causing mistakes—running ourselves into the ground, shutting people out, focusing on the negative, and forgetting God—which mistake do you struggle with most?
  • Read 1 Kings 19:11-12. What do you think of God speaking in such a quiet and peaceful way? What does that tell you about God?
  • Why do you think God desires for us to be anxious for nothing?

Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.

  • How can you encourage yourself to trust that God will carry you through every difficulty you face?
  • How can you reassure someone else of God’s presence who may be feeling brokenhearted or overwhelmed?

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

Father, thank You for never leaving us to face our struggles alone. Help us to trade our anxiety for thanksgiving, and trust You to care for us and provide for us every day. Help us to embrace the peace only You can give. In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.

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

  • Spend time in prayer this week and listen for the quiet voice of God. Trust that He is close by and will never leave you.
  • For more on finding real rest, check out the Anxious for Nothing Bible Plan at:

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When You’ve Had Enough

Anxious for Nothing

Have you had enough of anxiety? Join Pastor Craig Groeschel and learn from the biblical figure Elijah how to avoid running yourself into the ground, shutting people out, focusing on the negative, and forgetting God.

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