A Biblical Approach to Anxiety
One of the first stories in the Bible is about anxiety and stress! God asked Cain, “Why has your countenance fallen?” (Genesis 4:6) In other words, Cain was depressed.
He may have been the first one to suffer from anxiety, but he’s most certainly not the last. Everyone, without exception, wrestles with anxiety or depression at some time or another.
So many people have sought relief in all the wrong places when the Bible offers clear, reliable, and effective means for not just ending anxiety, but having a peace that surpasses all understanding. There is great hope, anxiety sufferer. How caring is our God? Here is a book to let you know… with no platitudes and no patronizing.
Jesus Christ is a sympathetic high priest who understands us, and He knows we are prone to worry. He is so thoughtful and kind that His last sermon to the disciples (and us) said a lot about the subject of anxiety.
You’ll find here, 12 anxiety relievers from Jesus Christ that will get to the root of your anxiety problem and give you the tools you need to replace your anxious thoughts with meaningful, settled, hopeful joy.
You will not be regaled with stories of fellow nail-biters who struggle with anxiety.
You will not be told to imagine puppy dogs and rainbows when you start feeling nervous.
You will not be encouraged to simply exchange negative thoughts for positive thoughts.
God’s Word not only can cure you of anxiety, but change you into the person that God created you to be.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Understanding Anxiety
1. Your Issue
2. Your Thinking
3. Your Anxiety
4. Your God
Section 2: 12 Anxiety Relievers
5. Anxiety Reliever #1: You have a diagnosis
6. Anxiety Reliever #2: You have a future
7. Anxiety Reliever #3: You know God
8. Anxiety Reliever #4: You can hear from God
9. Anxiety Reliever #5: You have a Comforter
10. Anxiety Reliever #6: You are going to get a new body
11. Anxiety Reliever #7: You have a real peace
12. Anxiety Reliever #8: You have an avenger
13. Anxiety Reliever #9: You you have a father who lovingly disciplines you
14. Anxiety Reliever #10: You you have a pre-arranged plan
15. Anxiety Reliever #11: You can talk to God
16. Anxiety Reliever #12: Your God loves you
Section 3: Application
17. Your Goal
18. Your Plan
“Todd Friel is a wealth of wonderful wisdom; an oasis of biblical truth in a desert of shallow theology. Stressed Out is drawn from a well that will refresh your soul.” — Ray Comfort, CEO/Founder, LivingWaters.com
“Todd Friel has done the Church a great service. Pastors, counselors, and church leaders will receive a great deal of help from this practical guide on some of the most debilitating issues in a believer’s life. As our times become increasingly troubling and stressful, Stressed Out is a perfect antidote.” — Pastor Emilio Ramos, Heritage Grace Community Church
“When Christians experience anxiety, we should acknowledge that we are not trusting in God and the teachings of His Word in the way that we should. When it happens, we should remember that God has the wisdom and power to overcome anxious thoughts, which in reality are an effect of the Fall (Genesis 3), and we can have victory in Him. Todd’s new book offers hope as it helps you discover how to become conformed to the image of God’s Son, including how your thinking can be transformed through the power of God’s Word — starting with its very first verse.” — Ken Ham, President/CEO, Answers in Genesis