Day 7 of 7
Counseling Through Anxiety
(Day 7 of 7)
“The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7, ESV). – Apostle Paul
During this final day of this study, I want to fill your toolkit. Before I leave a client in the last session, I want to make sure we go over and reintroduce all the strategies, techniques, and resources that they may need. It is often said that a good counselor works himself/herself out of a job. Once our work is done as counselors, we want our clients to be fully prepared for not needing us anymore. I want to stress again that the Bible is the greatest resource—God’s Word is living and powerful (Hebrews 4:12). However, I have included the following supplemental resources that will be of benefit to you. These are listed in no particular order and come highly recommended.
Spiritual Depression by Martin Lloyd Jones – Deeper read, but ultimately helpful.
Putting An X Through Anxiety by Louie Giglio
Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen
Anxiety: Knowing God’s Peace by Paul Tautges
Alive to Thrive – Found on the Focus on the Family website
The Pastor and Counseling by Pierre & Reju
Slide Presentation from a recent talk on anxiety:
Generally, anything from authors Jay Adams and Ed Welch would be recommended.
I want to leave you with this final point: You are not alone. When we are anxious, it is easy to feel so isolated and lonely. I often think of Old Testament characters whom God used in mighty ways, and they each struggled emotionally. Consider these three:
Wow! If great Bible heroes like these struggled, maybe it is okay that we do also. I am going to suggest that when these men found hope, they found it in turning to God. I believe that if you looked closely at their stories, you would be able to insert the three steps we have used in this study for the restoration of Jonah, Moses, and Elijah.
I sincerely pray that this will be a beneficial study for you and that you will clearly experience God’s presence and help in times of need.
Special References to make sure credit is given where credit is due:
Day 1 – Marc Driscoll – James River Church
Day 2 – Jennie Allen – Get Out of Your Head
Day 3 – Alistair Begg – Truth For Life
Day 4 – Lynne Golodner – Make Meaning Podcast
Day 5 – Brother Lawrence – The Practice of the Presence of God
– Louis Giglio – James River Church
– Max Lucado – Anxious for Nothing
– Alaina Sharp – Teacher Pep Talk Podcast
Day 6 – Rob Oliver – Learning from Smart People Podcast
– Michael Da Silva – Langstaff Podcast
– Henry Ford Allegiance Health – Oncology Unit
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