Anxiety is rampant in our culture. It’s rampant among Christians as well. Anxiety is a pandemic all its own. We’re stressed relationally, emotionally, financially, and many of us physically.
That’s no accident. Relational, emotional, physical, and financial health are the four legs of a chair that give our lives a sense of security and peace. They’re also the four areas of our lives that are subject to intense stress and anxiety.
During these times, we can find comfort in the words of Jesus: “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). What a comfort that our faith is based in something that transcends the troubles of this world.
Our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Hope for the Anxious During Unsettling Times” features a conversation I had with Deborah Pegues, a certified behavioral consultant, a Bible teacher, a speaker, and the author of many books.
Deborah offers an insightful look at worry and anxiety and gives effective strategies for dealing with the stress they cause. She shares how to identify your stressors and how to face them through the acronym S.T.R.E.S.S.
God’s grace and power can strengthen you to do all things – even conquer anxiety!
Deborah Pegues has written a book called 30 Days to Taming Worry and Anxiety, which is available for a gift of any amount. It’s a quick read that will offer more insight and wisdom when it comes to handling these emotions in a healthy manner. Visit our website. Or give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459). If you can’t afford it, we’ll find a way to get it to you.
Photo from Shutterstock
Jim Daly with Paul Batura
Dr. Tyler Sexton is a highly talented pediatrician with an unrelenting passion for helping children through their challenges. Thankfully, there are a lot of physicians who fit that description – and your children may very well call one of them their personal doctor. But I suspect few have met anyone quite like my friend Tyler....
How do you know you’re in an emotionally abusive marriage? You are regularly: Dismissed. Deceived. Dominated. Degraded. Diminished. A random careless comment from your spouse is one thing. But when you are regularly mistreated, it’s a pattern. A destructive pattern. As a matter of course, you’re not free to be yourself. You’re not free to...