Do you ever feel like you’d like to trust God, but you just can’t make yourself do it? Maybe you’re in the midst of a crisis. Or someone you love is in the midst of a crisis. It’s hard not to worry in those situations. I’m hoping today’s Bible study on worry will help.
This post was originally published on this blog in 2013 and has been updated.
We all go through scary times. And during those times, our minds automatically jump to the worst-case scenario. What if our worries come true? we think. The longer we dwell on possible outcomes, the worse it gets. What we need is a biblical perspective. I’m hoping today’s Bible study on worry will help with that.
Bible Study on Worry
1. What are you worried about right now?
2. Read the following Scriptures with your worry in mind. List the reasons you don’t need to worry.
a. Psalm 18:29
d. Psalm 84:11
h. Matthew 6:27
i. Matthew 6:32
j. Matthew 6:34
l. Romans 8:28
m. 1 John 4:4
3. Now look back over all your answers. If general, why don’t you need to worry? List five or six reasons.
4. Why might you think that worry is inevitable—that it’s just the way you are and you can’t change it?
5. Can God change you if you’re a worrier? Why or why not?
6. Romans 12:2 tells us we’re transformed by the renewing of our minds – not by trying to force ourselves to stop doing something. How often do you think you’d need to renew your mind to break free from the habit of worry?
7. How would your life change if you were to break free from worry?
3 Bible Studies to Help with Worry
Rally: This is a Bible study on growing through trials, and worry often comes from our trials!
Freedom from Emotional Eating: This Bible study has a whole chapter (five lessons) on overcoming worry. It’s a helpful Bible study even if you don’t struggle with emotional eating.
James: This Bible study contains 20 lessons in the book of James. Each lesson provides an opportunity for you to work through something that’s going on in your life right now that’s worrisome or troublesome. It could be a relationship problem, a recurring temptation, a small struggle, or a big trial. The questions in the Bible study will help you apply that day’s scripture to your situation to see it from a biblical perspective and make an action plan based on the insights God gives you in the study.
For More Help on Breaking Free from Worry
If you’d like to work on letting go of worry, check out the renewing of the mind project tab at the top of this blog.