You know how fear and anxiety feels—your stomach drops, your neck tightens, your whole body tenses—but do you know what to do when anxiety fills your days and troubles your nights? You’ve probably already tried a few strategies, like denial or working harder, and noticed that they aren’t a permanent solution. If you are tired of dealing with anxiety and worry on your own, then this guide is just for you. As you go through each set of meditations, anxiety will gradually yield to hope, peace, and rest. Of course, this is a lifelong process, but going through this devotional guide, either on your own or with a small group, will kick-start the process and bring lifelong change.
When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety explains and applies the concepts from the book Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest in the context of an interactive devotional and small group study guide. The work book is divided into seven weekly meditations and includes space for participants to record their responses as they work through the following meditations:
- Week 1: Fear and Anxiety Speak Out
- Week 2: The God of Suspense Reveals His Plans
- Week 3: The King Comes Close and Talks about Money
- Week 4: The Living God Speaks about Death
- Week 5: The Loving Father Woos You from the Fear of Man
- Week 6: The God of Hope Keeps His Promises
- Week 7: The Lord Reigns-Things Are Not the Way They Seem
This devotional guide and small group resource is intended to stand alone as a study guide for individuals and groups, but it’s also a complement to Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest. It is suitable for teenagers, young adults, and adults who want to learn how to replace fear and worry with trust in God. It has been used effectively in individual discipling/counseling relationships and in churches and ministries as a small group study.
About the Author
Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at CCEF. He has counseled for over twenty-six years and has written many articles, booklets, and books, including When People Are Big and God Is Small, Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Blame It on the Brain?, Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction, Depression: A Stubborn Darkness, and Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest.
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication Year: 2008