In this group we are going to focus on helping each woman become a fruitful disciple of Christ and make her life count. This group is for women from all backgrounds, from those who have been believers for many years to those who are brand new followers of Christ. We will be addressing the growing epidemic of anxiety using Max Lucado’s book “Anxious for Nothing.”
Americans especially know about living in perpetual anxiety. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s.
“The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious,” says Lucado. But there’s a prescription for dealing with it. Lucado invites listeners into a study of Philippians 4:6-7, the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon:
“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.”
“With His help you will learn to face the calamities of life. You’ll learn how to talk yourself off the ledge. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you will learn to view bad news through the lens of sovereignty, to discern the lies of Satan and tell yourself the truth. You will manifest a gentleness that is evident to others. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn’t have to dominate your life.”
When: Tuesday nights at 6:30pm beginning August 27, 2019
Where: Winter Garden
Contact: Monika Harrison