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Anxious for Nothing So Many Things To Worry About And So Little Time To Worry Christians Obviously Are Not Immune To The Troubles Of Life, And When Troubles Do Come, We Re Urged To Rise Above Them And Experience Peace That Passes Understanding But How, In Day To Day Life, Does That Really HappenWhile Numerous Books Have Been Written On Overcoming Anxiety, Anxious For Nothing Goes Beyond


10 thoughts on “Anxious for Nothing

  1. says:

    Casting all your cares upon Him, 1 Peter 5 7 Do not worry about your life Matt.6 25 it is sad that so many of us still respond to life s trials and circumstances this way I agree we need to cast our worries but we as humans don t always remember to do so How can I remember to not worry about things when I can t remember my car keys half the time I also have another huge difference in opinion with one of his philosophies He basically discredits the possibility that anxiety disorders Casting all your cares upon Him, 1 Peter 5 7 Do not worry about your life Matt.6 25 it is sad that so many of us still respond to life s trials and circumstances this way I agree we need to cast our worries but we as humans don t always remember to do so How can I remember to not worry about things when I can t remember my car keys half the time I also have another huge difference in opinion with one of his philosophies He basically discredits the possibility that anxiety disorders are truly brain related and instead feels that they arise from sin What a horrible thing to tell a Christian who truly has a brain imbalanace that has been scientifically researched I have seen someone who is mentally unbalanced and through medication is fine first hand so again I really disagree John MacArthur has a very unique way of dealing with putting priorities in order and soothing the places that hurts your heart I would not recommend this read to a beginner


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    This was a very good book The Bible tells you not to worry If God is going to provide for birds, why wouldn t he provide all of your needs When we worry, we insult God because we think he will not take care of us If we complain, and some of us are chronic complainers, we are telling others that God has not provided us with what we think we need This is another way of insulting God.We must learn to be content in all of our circumstances, like the Apostle Paul One of the suggestions the autho This was a very good book The Bible tells you not to worry If God is going to provide for birds, why wouldn t he provide all of your needs When we worry, we insult God because we think he will not take care of us If we complain, and some of us are chronic complainers, we are telling others that God has not provided us with what we think we need This is another way of insulting God.We must learn to be content in all of our circumstances, like the Apostle Paul One of the suggestions the author makes is to continually read the Psalms This will lead to an appreciation of the greatness of God and help cure our tendencies to worry, complain, and our discontent.He also says that since we are all sinful, the way others treat us will sometimes lead us to these feelings The solution is to always trust in God and be grateful in all circumstances He provides a great Appendix which lists the various verses in the Psalms that will help us when we feel anxious worrisome


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    Anxious , stop, sit down and breath easy right Not Or can it Nowadays we want to get rid of our problems fast, when we are in pain we take a pill, when we are in lack of me time we call off from work on a heart beat, when we feel depressed we say hello to Mr Wine and when we feel anxious, we scratch and search for the source of it, to get rid of it as fast as possible But sometimes in life, we can t get rid of things as fast as we want We need to rely on Someone greater then ourselve Anxious , stop, sit down and breath easy right Not Or can it Nowadays we want to get rid of our problems fast, when we are in pain we take a pill, when we are in lack of me time we call off from work on a heart beat, when we feel depressed we say hello to Mr Wine and when we feel anxious, we scratch and search for the source of it, to get rid of it as fast as possible But sometimes in life, we can t get rid of things as fast as we want We need to rely on Someone greater then ourselves Not only rely, but depend, and trust Trust, a big and scary word For if we trust we let go And that is exactly what we need to do let go In this book, we are given tools to do just so This book is not a miracle pill but it might just help and sooth forthan thirty minutes


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    I m not a huge MacArthur fan He tends to lean too heavily on his narrow interpretation of scripture and draws very little from human experience or practicality There didn t seem to be anything new I gleaned from this book As a Christian, I already know I m not supposed to worry or be anxious I know worrying is a sin I know we are supposed to pray and cast our worries upon Christ trust God and be content in all circumstances I already know these things I know what Scripture te I m not a huge MacArthur fan He tends to lean too heavily on his narrow interpretation of scripture and draws very little from human experience or practicality There didn t seem to be anything new I gleaned from this book As a Christian, I already know I m not supposed to worry or be anxious I know worrying is a sin I know we are supposed to pray and cast our worries upon Christ trust God and be content in all circumstances I already know these things I know what Scripture teaches about worrying and anxiety both in the Psalms and the New Testament It would have been nice ifpractical things were offered in this book besides an abundance of Scripture verses and a lecture about what we re supposed to be like I could have saved myself 15 and simply read my Bible But, unfortunately, I needthan just Scripture verses and this book fails to provide


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    In first few minutes of audio book, author says anxiety is a sin bc Bible says do not be anxious I suppose their are people who from time to time have anxiety and can decide to experiencing it.But there s a BUNCH of people who have anxiety disorders and are not sinning by experiencing anxiety anythan a diabetic is sinning when he or she becomes argumentative and verbally combative due to low blood sugar.A few minutes later the author says you can control your anxiety Whether or not a In first few minutes of audio book, author says anxiety is a sin bc Bible says do not be anxious I suppose their are people who from time to time have anxiety and can decide to experiencing it.But there s a BUNCH of people who have anxiety disorders and are not sinning by experiencing anxiety anythan a diabetic is sinning when he or she becomes argumentative and verbally combative due to low blood sugar.A few minutes later the author says you can control your anxiety Whether or not anxiety is a sin, I can do nothing without God.Too many people have been hurt and frustrated by the idea that mental emotional problems are a sin and can be willed away by warning to honor God This concept can be so harmful and alienating


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    This is just what I needed today I started listening to this the morning and couldn t stop Love to hear John MacArthur teach Nothing beats a God centered understanding on worry Especially because it s Americas favorite past time and most of us struggle with it Thank you for reminding me to refocus on heavenly thing.


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    John MacArthur, Jr of Grace to You fame offers biblical counsel for those struggling with anxiety, worry, and stress The first few chapters are by far the strongest, but there s good counsel throughout.In the opening chapter by far my favorite in the book , MacArthur admonishes his readers to observe God s care for them Using the Sermon on the Mount, points us to three reasons why believers should not worry It is unnecessary because of our Father He feeds His creatures and clothes the John MacArthur, Jr of Grace to You fame offers biblical counsel for those struggling with anxiety, worry, and stress The first few chapters are by far the strongest, but there s good counsel throughout.In the opening chapter by far my favorite in the book , MacArthur admonishes his readers to observe God s care for them Using the Sermon on the Mount, points us to three reasons why believers should not worry It is unnecessary because of our Father He feeds His creatures and clothes the meadows in splendor, and besides, worry doesn t actually help , it is uncharacteristic because of our faith by worrying we disbelieve Scripture and distrust God , and it is unwise because of our future we need to live one day at a time and entrust the future to God I found this theology of worry extremely helpful, particularly as MacArthur sums it upW orry is needless because of God s bounty, senseless because of God s promise, useless because of its impotence to do anything productive, and faithless because it is characteristic of unbelievers In the second chapter, MacArthur encourages anxious Christians to fight anxiety by thankful prayer, right thinking, and godly action in that order Worry, according to MacArthur, is not the product of too much thinking, but of wrong thinking As a result, we fight anxiety not by not thinking, but by thinking well, per Philippians 4 8 thinking true things So we remind ourselves that God is good, that He is sovereign, that He is working all things for our good and His glory We preach the Gospel to ourselves Once we think true thoughts, we can engage in right actions, which, according to MacArthur, will produce spiritual peace and stability.MacArthur then addresses the need for Christians to cast all their cares upon God , which they are to do by being humble to others and to God and trusting God He then argues that as we grow in faith, anxiety will decrease He looks to Hebrews 11 and 12 for guidance on this matter, calling his readers to lay aside any encumbrance whether sin or legalism or doubt , to focus on Jesus and heaven , and to praise God particularly by meditating on His attributes and recalling His works In addition, MacArthur reminds us that others are looking out for us angels who guide and protect us and fellow believers use their spiritual gifts to serve and love us and we should do the same There follows a rather random chapter on dealing with problem people the wayward, the fainthearted, the weak, the wearisome, and the wicked , but soon MacArthur is back on track with a chapter explaining God s peace, which is always available and is not affected by circumstance From there, he spends a chapter on the dangers of complaining, which is both damaging to Christians and which misrepresents God to non Christians He closes with a chapter extolling the virtue of contentment Because, after all,The Christian s Excalibur against the dragon Anxiety is named Contentment The book also includes an appendix containing excerpts from Psalms, as well as a study guide readers guide.As I said, I think the first few chapters are the strongest, mainly because I find truth to be the best defense against worry, but MacArthur s theology and counsel are solid throughout, and I suspect this book would be very helpful to anyone struggling with anxiety


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    Gives lots of verses to help stay away from worry


  9. says:

    Living a life without anxiety is nearly impossible, but John MacArthur lays out some very basic biblical principles for how to handle anxiety if it was a basic issue of want, but it isn t The drawback from this book, however, is that he does not really address the complex issue of anxiety as a health issue.


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    John MacArthur shares wisdom from the Bible on anxiety, which I find to be very comforting But be careful with MacArthur s advice, it could be dangerous for someone who struggles with debilitating anxiety His strong anti counseling opinions led me to believe he has not experienced the level of issues I and others have had From my experience, I feel we should utilize the resources available to us counseling, family support, and certainly the Bible Don t discount something that could truly be John MacArthur shares wisdom from the Bible on anxiety, which I find to be very comforting But be careful with MacArthur s advice, it could be dangerous for someone who struggles with debilitating anxiety His strong anti counseling opinions led me to believe he has not experienced the level of issues I and others have had From my experience, I feel we should utilize the resources available to us counseling, family support, and certainly the Bible Don t discount something that could truly be a lifeline when you are struggling