Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
In his book Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado quotes research that says that anxiety is the number one mental health problem in America for women and anxiety is second on the list for men behind alcohol and drug abuse. Despite the fact that we seem to have everything in our grasp, anxiety grips us with a tight palm. It causes outbursts of anger, lack of self-control, panic attacks, and the inability to function without worry.
As a leader, you may be faced with these anxiety symptoms yourself, especially as you work hard to lead others. And some of those that you lead probably struggle with anxiety as well. In Psalm 37, God provides clear direction for how he wants you to overcome anxiety - by trusting Him. In the chart below, see what God calls you to do in times of worry and what God promises to do in return for your faith in Him
Take a moment to read all of Psalm 37 and pray over this scripture any time you are overwhelmed. Once you have begun to feel God's unexplainable peace, pass on this scripture to someone you lead who is facing anxiety as well.
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I thank God everytime I remember you. And this is my prayer, that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight (Philippians 1:3,9)