How to Overcome Fear, Anxiety and Worry

By   •   May 18, 2015   •   Topics: ,

Historians will probably call our era “the age of anxiety.” Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us. —Billy Graham

When Billy Graham wrote those words in 1965, no one knew how true they would be 50 years later.

At its best, anxiety distracts us from our relationship with God and the truth that He is “Lord of heaven and earth” (Matthew 11:25). At its worst, anxiety is a crippling disease, taking over our minds and plunging our thoughts into darkness.

But God wants so much more for us than to walk through life full of fear, worry and anxiety.

“Do not be anxious about anything,” the Bible tells us in the book of Philippians, chapter 4, “but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Our instructions don’t stop there. The chapter goes on to tell believers exactly what we should focus on. And it’s not fear, terrorism, illness, death or evil.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8-9, ESV, emphasis added).

The first step to an anxiety-free mind is to give your life to Jesus Christ. Once you’ve taken that step, it’s important to fix your thoughts on Jesus and the promise that He is preparing a place for His followers in heaven (John 14:2-3).

Below are some resources meant to help you overcome fear and anxiety and live life the way Jesus teaches us—a life full of faith, truth, hope, peace and joy:

 True peace comes from a relationship with Jesus. Choose peace with God today.

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317 Comments

  1. Katherine Garcia says:

    Thank you for everything. When I read about this, I just thanked Jesus for His love for us. I know He has always wanted me, all I have to do is pray and I fill His heart.

  2. Rodger round says:

    Billy Graham’s radio message on anxiety was helpful.

  3. Eric Sukkel says:

    I need some God wisdom for anxiety!
    Eric

    1. Arthur vasquez says:

      I feel and relate to you brother I feel anxiety almost every day and don’t know why. I don’t who you are but I will honestly pray for you. God is great! (Art)

    2. Arthur vasquez says:

      This is for Eric and everyone else. God loves you and may He work in all of you. God bless you all.

  4. Irene says:

    Excellent read.

  5. Elizabeth Wills says:

    I was overwhelmed by anxiety and fear and almost gave up hope, but this has helped my hope to stay alive. Thank you so much.

  6. Geoff says:

    Peace at last.

  7. sylvain says:

    Jesus said do not worry tomorrow.

  8. edosa says:

    I have been battling with fear, worry and anxiety in my life. I have observed that it kills and destroys one’s life.

  9. Apostle Gideon edet says:

    I subscribe to your teachings on this subject. Your teaching is an eye opener. Thanks and God bless you real good.

  10. Kenneth Collier says:

    May God continue to bless this ministry and honor the obedience of His people.