Dealing with Worry
Colossians 3:2 “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Everyone worries. Worrying can even be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you’re preoccupied with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Unrelenting anxious thoughts and fears can be paralyzing. They can sap your emotional energy, send your anxiety levels soaring, and interfere with your daily life. But chronic worrying is a mental habit that can be broken. You can train your brain to stay calm and look at life from a more balanced, less fearful perspective.
Read more about How to Stop Worrying [HelpGuide.org]
For Further Information:
What Can I Do With My Worry?
This booklet gives biblical advice for dealing with worry, fear and anxiety. The goal of the booklet is to encourage worriers that God is in charge of our lives and He will take care of us better that we can take care of ourselves. [ODB Ministries]
When Fear Seems Overwhelming
This booklet addresses the biology, source, and function of fear. It also addresses the faulty ways of dealing with fear and gives biblically-based suggestions on how to overcome it. [ODB Ministries]
Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
This helpful guide gives practical breathing and relaxation skills. [Reid Wilson Ph.D.]
The Worry Workbook: Twelve Steps to Anxiety-Free Living
Authors: Les Carter, Ph.D. and Dr. Frank Minirth M.D.
This 272-page workbook helps readers understand what causes anxiety and how they can move beyond worry into emotional freedom. Practical steps, interactive exercises, checklists, and guided questions help readers identify their fears, replace negative talk with positive action, learn to accept what is out of their control, and make life-enhancing choices.