Title: 100 Best Bible Verses to Overcome Worry & Anxiety
“Walking in God’s forgiveness and knowing that he holds you in his hands is one of the greatest weapons that you have against fear and worry,” the application section notes in Bethany House’s book, 100 Best Bible Verses to Overcome Worry & Anxiety.
~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-eight-page paperback targets those who want to stop worrying and having anxiety and learn to trust in the Lord more. With no introduction or instructions, there are one-hundred Bible verses with context, meaning, and application divisions. Using mainly the New International Version of the Holy Bible, the Christian Standard, ESV, GNT, NASB, NLT, NKJV, the Passion Translation, and KJV are also referenced.
Focusing on anxiety or fear that all of us feel, the book that is written by twenty-five contributors concentrates on uplifting and encouraging Bible verses to consider during times of stress and distress. Each short one-to-three verses are written out, followed by its context. A paragraph or two discusses the meaning behind the chosen verse or verses, and an application describes how to look to God for the answers. Each ending has additional verses noted.
~ Why ~
In these complicated times, it is hard as a Christian to not feel anxious or worrisome in everyday life. I appreciate the explanations and how the applications encourage us to bring the Lord foremost into our thinking and acting. One example I liked was from Psalm 46:1 about God being our refuge. The context shows how the verse is a song of confidence in God’s power and deliverance. The meaning behind the verse expounds that although life is unpredictable and full of strife, it reminds us that God is our strength when in trouble. The application challenges the reader to pray and lean on Him instead of ourselves. Psalm 46:10, Psalm 145:14, and Deuteronomy 31:6 are additional reading.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will not understand why we need to seek God for calmness and peace. Others may wish specific Bibles were not used as they may not be concise.
~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if there was a reference section or a way to have all verses listed in the front or back of the book. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence.
~ Want ~
If you are stressed out and tired of being tense, this short read will recenter you to look to Christ for help and assurance that He is in control.
Thanks to Bethany House for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.
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