debilitating. Satan wants to leverage anxiety to neutralize your life, but with God’s help, you can find peace and serenity – even if the stress factors in your life don’t change.
1 Peter 5:8 [ESV] “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”Satan will take advantage of any situation he can to tear you down. If he can pump your mind full of anxiety, those thoughts will displace the peace, confidence and sense of purpose God wants you to live in. Q . What’s a situation that causes you anxiety? Is anxiety a logical reaction to that situation? Q . If you felt that way multiple times a day, what effect would that have on your overall happiness? What day to day tasks would be harder to do? What God-related tasks or thoughts would be harder to stick to?
1 Peter 5:6-7 [ESV“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”Life-altering anxiety isn’t something you can just snap out of, or think your way around. It takes God’s help to change your thoughts, and replace anxiety’s lies with His truth. Q . What are some ways you can reinforce God’s truths in your mind? Q . Think back to the situation you identified earlier that causes you anxiety. How would God’s truth re-frame it?
3. Prayer FocusList the situations in your life that cause you stress and anxiety. Ask God to help you in each of these, to resist slipping into a harmful pattern of thinking, and to hold onto His perspective on them. Ask Him to fill your life and mind with His peace as you submit to His leadership.
Family with Small Children Discussion Guide
Life is a Highway: MERGE
1. Power Verse
1 Corinthians 3:9 “We work together as partners who belong to God.”What’s up: “You & Me, We Agree, We Can Work In Unity!” This week, we continue our series called, “Life Is A Highway”. In this series, we’re learning that life is a lot like a highway. The Bible says that there are two roads that we can choose to travel on. One leads to life in Heaven forever and one leads to sin and death. We have to make sure we are on the road that leads to Heaven.