All posts in " anxiety "

Closer connection – an invitation

By Dave Henning / September 30, 2023

“When we find ourselves in a position where we can’t control what happens next, remember this: it’s an invitation for a closer connection. . . .  When your way isn’t working and you’re facing an uncertain future, a situation you can’t control, be still and let God fight for you.”- Kyle Idleman “The LORD will […]


An epidemic rise in anxiety

By Dave Henning / September 29, 2023

“If we’re honest, most of us would admit that what determines ‘my way’ is what other people think. . . .  The rise of social media has given way to an epidemic rise in anxiety.  Why?  It causes us to obsess about our lives, our image, and the way other perceive us.”- Kyle Idleman “O […]


An alarm bell – feeling of anxiety

By Dave Henning / April 24, 2023

“The feeling of anxiety is like an alarm bell alerting us to remember the Lord is near, so we don’t have to overreact; we can let the peace of God protect our hearts and minds, and intentionally direct and filter our thoughts, factoring in what is still good. . . .  We need to let […]


The language of anxiety

By Dave Henning / February 14, 2023

“The language of anxiety is core to understanding calm presence.  Anxiety is usually understood in terms of fear and timidity, but it is not so much about feeling afraid as it is an automatic way of functioning.  Anxiety  . . . flows through all of us, which is why paying attention to the anxious forces […]


Surest antidote for trepidation

By Dave Henning / December 22, 2022

“Anxiety is not a sign of weakness.  But anxiety does weaken us. . . .  Yet help is here.  You have at your disposal the surest antidote for trepidation.  The Holy Spirit.  His is the calming presence of God in the world today.  He will help you defy the voices of fear and draw nigh […]


Confuse concern with anxiety?

By Dave Henning / September 25, 2021

“We must be careful not to confuse concern with anxiety.  It is normal for a Christian to have deep concerns.  Concern motivates us to intercede and to take godly actions toward meeting the needs of others.  Concern, yes!  Anxiety, no! . . .  Concern involves wanting to see things done well so that God receives […]


The passing nature of troubles

By Dave Henning / September 24, 2021

“The passing nature of troubles is something Jesus calls us to recognize.  His challenge is to endure to persevere, to grow, and to overcome. . . .  Jesus knows that God permits things to happen in our lives only for a certain period of time and for a particular reason.”- Dr. Charles F. Stanley Dr. […]


The foundation for living in God’s peace

By Dave Henning / September 23, 2021

“The foundation for living in God’s peace is faith — an active, confident trust in His presence and power to sustain and comfort you — which frees you from fear and anxiety, no matter what the circumstances you face.”- Dr. Charles F. Stanley In Chapter 9 (“Why We Lose Our Peace”) of Can You Still […]


Unraveling souls – pattern of fear, anxiety

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2020

“I have discovered a consistent pattern of fear and anxiety unraveling souls amid the loss and disappointment that we experience when life is different than we expect.  I have found that the longing persists, and pain can be relentless when we become blind to the goodness right before us.  Our aching trumps our ability to […]


Stress and anxiety – primary heavy weights

By Dave Henning / May 28, 2019

“If you imagine a weightlifter straining to lift a barbell loaded with heavy weights, you might imagine stress on one side of the bar and anxiety on the other.  Those are the primary weights that are so heavy — but unbelief is the bar they’re attached to.”- Kyle Idleman “Now faith is confidence in what […]


Countless side effects to anxiety

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2019

“There are countless side effects to anxiety, but they add up to one significant outcome: giving up.  As much as any weight we carry, the weight of anxiety can become so heavy that if feels impossible to keep going.  It can be so crushing that taking even another step seems unbearable.”- Kyle Idleman “Cast all […]


Limits of our understanding, personal power

By Dave Henning / January 6, 2019

“When we go into a new location, a different situation, or a new community of people, we often experience anxiety.  This natural anxiety is the result of the limits of our understanding and personal power when we enter a place we don’t yet know or an experience we’ve never had.”- Paul David Tripp “For his […]

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