Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good?

March 8, 2012 12 Comments

Where should I go to college? Whom should I marry? Where should I look for work? What will my friends think? There are many choices in life to be anxious about. But Rhett Smith is asking a new question: what if God used your anxiety as a catalyst for change in your life?

We’re so excited about Rhett’s new book, The Anxious Christian, that we want to share the first chapter with you that tells Rhett’s story. For more cool stuff, check out a few words from Rhett on resurrecting anxiety on Thrive80, or watch the book trailer here. Keep reading to find out how you can win a free copy!

Want a free copy of The Anxious Christian? We’re have 3 to give away! To enter to win, do one or more of the following (one entry each) and tell us in the comments that you did:

1) “Like” us on Facebook

2) Follow us on Twitter 

3) Sign up for our new free monthly e-newsletter, The Insider 

Winners will be emailed directly and announced on Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday, March 14!

Where does anxiety show up in your life? After reading Rhett’s story, can you think of any ways God has spoken to you through your anxiety and used it to lead you? 

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12 Responses to Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good?

  1. I follow via Twitter. (@thephonetree)

  2. I follow via twitter @levittmike

    Blessings!

  3. kimberlee says:

    I’m a subscriber to the newsletter.

  4. kimberlee says:

    Liked on fb.

  5. kimberlee says:

    I’m a twitter follower. @java_diva

  6. I’ve done all three.

  7. Melissa says:

    I just signed up for your email updates.

    I recently began writing about my anxiety struggles for a website that serves military families (I am a military wife). I would love more insight on this topic!

    Thank you,

    Melissa

  8. Deborah says:

    I’ve already been a long-time fan of Moody on Facebook! I’m not on Twitter, but I did sign up for the newsletter. I’m really glad that someone is writing about this subject. I feel that this is something that is not discussed much in the Church, lest we appear to not have faith. I struggle with anxiety sometimes and feel guilty that I am letting the Lord down when I feel this way.

    As far as a time when the Lord spoke to me through my anxiety, my little dog was suffering from seizures a couple of years ago. I love her dearly and was afraid that I would have to put her down, since we had been through almost of year of seizures. She had a big seizure and I took her to the vet. She spent the whole day there. My vet and I watched helplessly as she kept having small seizures and seemed to lose her eyesight. My vet told me to bring her home, where she continued to have small cluster seizures for hours. I held her in my arms, cried, and begged the Lord for a miracle. I opened my Bible to Psalms and read out loud. As I was reading, the Lord spoke to me and said, “Be still and know that I am God.” He didn’t tell me he would heal her. I believed He was telling me that no matter what, He was in control; that I had to love Him enough to trust Him. I had to give her to Him. Today, my little dog has not had a seizure in almost 2 years. Every day I have her is a gift from God!

  9. Sarah poling says:

    I did all of these and the book sounds interesting!

  10. Linda says:

    I already Like, Follow and Subscribe! This is an interesting point of view. Although admonished to be anxious for nothing, we still become anxious. Gotta see how Rhett points out God’s intervention through our anxiety.

  11. Kenny says:

    Just submitted my three entries. Looks like an interesting book!

  12. I did all three awhile ago :) But I do struggle with fear and anxiety. So this book looks very interesting :)

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