We’re in week 3 of our Finding Peace in an Anxious World series, and this weekend Tyler encouraged us to choose perseverance in a society that is anxious because of its fragility.
The ultimate goal of this series is to equip you with the spiritual truths, strategies, and resources to combat the anxiety that many of us are feeling and often becomes intensified during this Christmas season.
Anxiety, depression, and pain are not new; they have been present throughout history, and we can see this in almost every character in the Bible, including Jesus. However, Jesus is the path to peace and victory, not chaos and death. God created you because he wanted you and stamped you with his image. You are not an accident, and even in the midst of sin and rebellion, God still pursues you. Jesus was born to bring peace beyond understanding and courage to overcome your circumstances.
Remember, these words provide not only peace but victory and courage as well. John 16:33 states, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”