Sunday, November 19

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 

Ephesians 6:12

1.) According to this verse, what is our struggle?

2.) With anxiety and fear in mind, what are some of the “powers of this dark world” we face?

3.) How might we be able to overcome these emotions?

Brian Otte
Saturday, November 18

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.  

James 4:10

1.) What are we told in this passage?

2.) How often are you humbled?

3.) How can you relieve anxiousness with humility?

Brian Otte
Friday, November 17

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 

Ephesians 4:1-4

1.) What does Paul urge us to do?

2.) What does this passage say about peace and unity?

3.) What can you learn from peace and unity about dealing with anxieties?

Brian Otte
Thursday, November 16

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  

2 Corinthians 12:10

1.) What does Paul delight in?

2.) What does Paul say he is when he is weak?

3.) What can we learn from the original disciples about anxieties and how to overcome them?

Brian Otte
Wednesday, November 15

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 4:6-7

1.) What are we told in verse 6?

2.) What are we told about the peace of God?

3.) What requests or anxieties do you need to present to God?

Brian Otte
Tuesday, November 14

In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”   Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 

1 Peter 5:5-7

1.) What does God oppose in this passage?

2.) At the end of this passage what are we told to do with anxiety?

3.) Are you able to humble yourself when you’re anxious? How can you get better at this?

Brian Otte
Monday November 13

I will extol the Lord  at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.    I will glory in the  Lord ; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.    Glorify the  Lord  with me; let us exalt his name together.    I sought the  Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:1-4

1.) In verses 1-3 what are some of the things David is writing about?

2.) In verse 4 what happens when David says he seeks the Lord?

3.) How can you learn from the example of David in dealing with anxiety?

Brian Otte