For so many people, fear and anxiety can be a real struggle. Fear is one of those things that can sneak up on you, but for many anxiety is increasing and intensifying. Slapping a band-aid over it wont help, which is why I’m thankful I stumbled upon Edward T. Welch’s book “A Small Book for the Anxious Heart.” I don’t know about you, but when I’m in the clutches of anxiety even reading a book can feel daunting. I love that Welch kept that in mind as he wrote and made this manageable.
I’m thankful this book does not offer formulas or methods, but rather shares comfort and peace that can only be found in the person of Jesus. This short devotional dives into Scripture and comes up with its treasures. He makes it so accessible. This book has helped me shift my gaze to Jesus in moments of anxiety. It has led me to bring those fears to the Lord and has taught me to rely on him even more. God’s word has something to say to our struggle. The biggest takeaway for me is that Jesus cares. He understands. This book is an invitation to trust Him wholeheartedly.
If you are struggling with anxiety this small, but powerful devotional might be a great place to start.
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