Updated: Nov 14, 2020
Bible Study on Anxiety
What the Bible says about Anxiety
What the bible says about anxiety is that ultimately the more you listen to God, and the more of your heart you give to Him, the less anxiety you will have. Anxiety is about worries, concerns, fears, and the feeling as though you are not adequate to the task of coping with the world around you.
Scriptures: Philippians 4: 6-7 (ESV)
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Verse 6 - ‘Do not worry about anything’. These words should serve to remind all believers that the Lord is always with us. Because we belong to Him we can pray about anything. We can be assured that were forgiven in Christ. That God will provide us with what we need both for the body and for the spirit. That the Lord loves us and will guide us and see us through the challenges and struggles of life.
God’s love desires what is best for us. His wisdom knows what is best. His power can cause what is best for us to happen.’ Every prayer therefore should include thanks. We should be grateful that God wants to listen to our cries. We should believe that he will give us the best answer to our prayers.
Verse 7 - The result of prayer is that we will have God’s peace in our hearts. God’s peace will be like a soldier who is on guard duty in our hearts. The peace that God gives will protect our thoughts our hearts and desires. That is because God has united us to Christ Jesus. This peace is ‘far beyond anything that human *beings can understand’. While we can’t of ourselves produce this peace, through Christ were more than able to. Good ideas will never free a believer from worry in the way that God’s peace does. It is also far beyond anything that we can understand. God is able to do so much more than we could ever ask. He is able to do so very much more than we could even think’. My brothers and sisters we must never forget that Christ ‘loves us more than anyone can ever really know’.