Anxious for Nothing: God's Cure for the Cares of Your Soul (MacArthur Study Series)



Anxious for Nothing: God's Cure for the Cares of Your Soul (MacArthur Study Series)So Many Things To Worry About And So Little Time To Worry Christians Obviously Are Not Immune To The Troubles Of Life, And When Troubles Do Come, We Re Urged To Rise Above Them And Experience Peace That Passes Understanding But How, In Day To Day Life, Does That Really HappenWhile Numerous Books Have Been Written On Overcoming Anxiety, Anxious For Nothing Goes Beyond

John F MacArthur, Jr is a United States Calvinistic evangelical writer and minister, noted for his radio program entitled Grace to You and as the editor of the Gold Medallion Book Award winning MacArthur Study Bible MacArthur is a fifth generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker and has served as pastor teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969, and as President of The Master s College and the related Master s Seminary in Santa Clarita, California.

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  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • Anxious for Nothing: God's Cure for the Cares of Your Soul (MacArthur Study Series)
  • John F. MacArthur Jr.
  • English
  • 25 June 2019
  • 0781443385

10 thoughts on “Anxious for Nothing: God's Cure for the Cares of Your Soul (MacArthur Study Series)

  1. Liz Cleland says:

    Casting all your cares upon Him, 1 Peter 5 7 Do not worry about your life Matt.6 25 it is sad that so many of us still respond to life s trials and circumstances this way I agree we need to cast our worries but we as humans don t always remember to do so How can I remember to not worry about things when I can t remember my car keys half the time I also have another huge difference in opinion with one of his philosophies He basically discredits the possibility that anxiety disorders Casting all your cares upon Him, 1 Peter 5 7 Do not worry about your life Matt.6 25 it is sad that so many of us still respond to life s trials and circumstances this way I agree we need to cast our worries but we as humans don t always remember to do so How can I remember to not worry about things when I can t remember my car keys half the time I also have another huge difference in opinion with one of his philosophies He basically discredits the possibility that anxiety disorders are truly brain related and instead feels that they arise from sin What a horrible thing to tell a Christian who truly has a brain imbalanace that has been scientifically researched I have seen someone who is mentally unbalanced and through medication is fine first hand so again I really disagree John MacArthur has a very unique way of dealing with putting priorities in order and soothing the places that hurts your heart I would not recommend this read to a beginner

  2. Analia says:

    Anxious , stop, sit down and breath easy right Not Or can it Nowadays we want to get rid of our problems fast, when we are in pain we take a pill, when we are in lack of me time we call off from work on a heart beat, when we feel depressed we say hello to Mr Wine and when we feel anxious, we scratch and search for the source of it, to get rid of it as fast as possible But sometimes in life, we can t get rid of things as fast as we want We need to rely on Someone greater then ourselve Anxious , stop, sit down and breath easy right Not Or can it Nowadays we want to get rid of our problems fast, when we are in pain we take a pill, when we are in lack of me time we call off from work on a heart beat, when we feel depressed we say hello to Mr Wine and when we feel anxious, we scratch and search for the source of it, to get rid of it as fast as possible But sometimes in life, we can t get rid of things as fast as we want We need to rely on Someone greater then ourselves Not only rely, but depend, and trust Trust, a big and scary word For if we trust we let go And that is exactly what we need to do let go In this book, we are given tools to do just so This book is not a miracle pill but it might just help and sooth forthan thirty minutes

  3. Ayden Osman says:

    This book was a great reminder of all the reasons we shouldn t be anxious, and what steps we can take to get out of anxiety I m of course great full for Mcarthur s extreme usage of Bible verses.

  4. Dkovlak says:

    This was a very good book The Bible tells you not to worry If God is going to provide for birds, why wouldn t he provide all of your needs When we worry, we insult God because we think he will not take care of us If we complain, and some of us are chronic complainers, we are telling others that God has not provided us with what we think we need This is another way of insulting God.We must learn to be content in all of our circumstances, like the Apostle Paul One of the suggestions the autho This was a very good book The Bible tells you not to worry If God is going to provide for birds, why wouldn t he provide all of your needs When we worry, we insult God because we think he will not take care of us If we complain, and some of us are chronic complainers, we are telling others that God has not provided us with what we think we need This is another way of insulting God.We must learn to be content in all of our circumstances, like the Apostle Paul One of the suggestions the author makes is to continually read the Psalms This will lead to an appreciation of the greatness of God and help cure our tendencies to worry, complain, and our discontent.He also says that since we are all sinful, the way others treat us will sometimes lead us to these feelings The solution is to always trust in God and be grateful in all circumstances He provides a great Appendix which lists the various verses in the Psalms that will help us when we feel anxious worrisome

  5. Frankie Puddleduck says:

    In first few minutes of audio book, author says anxiety is a sin bc Bible says do not be anxious I suppose their are people who from time to time have anxiety and can decide to experiencing it.But there s a BUNCH of people who have anxiety disorders and are not sinning by experiencing anxiety anythan a diabetic is sinning when he or she becomes argumentative and verbally combative due to low blood sugar.A few minutes later the author says you can control your anxiety Whether or not a In first few minutes of audio book, author says anxiety is a sin bc Bible says do not be anxious I suppose their are people who from time to time have anxiety and can decide to experiencing it.But there s a BUNCH of people who have anxiety disorders and are not sinning by experiencing anxiety anythan a diabetic is sinning when he or she becomes argumentative and verbally combative due to low blood sugar.A few minutes later the author says you can control your anxiety Whether or not anxiety is a sin, I can do nothing without God.Too many people have been hurt and frustrated by the idea that mental emotional problems are a sin and can be willed away by warning to honor God This concept can be so harmful and alienating

  6. Carrie says:

    Ugh MacArthur highlighted great Bible verses on anxiety But everything he said was laced w condescension Why is he talking about other people being difficult when they don t spiritually grow at the rate he wants Doesn t that make him a difficult person, too He doesn t get to determine normal growth a term he used And then he goes on about families w two kids I have 4 kids, but he still offended me I m sick of writers, especially Christians, who think shame is a motivational tool.I gr Ugh MacArthur highlighted great Bible verses on anxiety But everything he said was laced w condescension Why is he talking about other people being difficult when they don t spiritually grow at the rate he wants Doesn t that make him a difficult person, too He doesn t get to determine normal growth a term he used And then he goes on about families w two kids I have 4 kids, but he still offended me I m sick of writers, especially Christians, who think shame is a motivational tool.I greatly preferred Calm My Anxious Heart

  7. Greg Dill says:

    I m not a huge MacArthur fan He tends to lean too heavily on his narrow interpretation of scripture and draws very little from human experience or practicality There didn t seem to be anything new I gleaned from this book As a Christian, I already know I m not supposed to worry or be anxious I know worrying is a sin I know we are supposed to pray and cast our worries upon Christ trust God and be content in all circumstances I already know these things I know what Scripture te I m not a huge MacArthur fan He tends to lean too heavily on his narrow interpretation of scripture and draws very little from human experience or practicality There didn t seem to be anything new I gleaned from this book As a Christian, I already know I m not supposed to worry or be anxious I know worrying is a sin I know we are supposed to pray and cast our worries upon Christ trust God and be content in all circumstances I already know these things I know what Scripture teaches about worrying and anxiety both in the Psalms and the New Testament It would have been nice ifpractical things were offered in this book besides an abundance of Scripture verses and a lecture about what we re supposed to be like I could have saved myself 15 and simply read my Bible But, unfortunately, I needthan just Scripture verses and this book fails to provide

  8. Joey says:

    This is an insightful take on scripture pertaining to anxiousness MacArthur shows how we, as believers, are not exempt from the troubles of life, but are called away from the stagnation of worry stress and into a realm of hope He points out how fear is misguided, misplaced, and ultimately damaging to the individual who resides in it Also, there s a collection of Psalms in this book that I love.

  9. Chad Warner says:

    A helpful, biblical guide to combating anxiety, worry, and fear by trusting God s power and love That can be accomplished through prayer, proper thinking, and action The book is pastoral, with plenty of Bible verses I especially like the recommendation to meditate on the Psalms.MacArthur summarizes the book s lessons near the end Be content Be confident in God s sovereign providence, and don t allow circumstances to trouble you Cling to promise of Rom 8 28 Be satisfied with little, and be A helpful, biblical guide to combating anxiety, worry, and fear by trusting God s power and love That can be accomplished through prayer, proper thinking, and action The book is pastoral, with plenty of Bible verses I especially like the recommendation to meditate on the Psalms.MacArthur summarizes the book s lessons near the end Be content Be confident in God s sovereign providence, and don t allow circumstances to trouble you Cling to promise of Rom 8 28 Be satisfied with little, and beconcerned about spiritual welfare of others than your material needs Be obedient to God s Word, and confident in His ability to meet all your needs.NotesObserving How God Cares for YouWorrying is thinking, God, I know you mean well, but I don t think you can pull it off It s distrust of God s love and power.It s not anyacceptable to worry about necessities than about luxuries Matt 6 25.Fully trusting God dispels anxiety Theyou know about Him, theyou ll trust Him.Stockpiling is an attempt to determine one s destiny apart from faith and trust in God But we re to be financially responsible and care for our families 1 Tim 5 8 Savings, investments, insurance are reasonable, biblical safeguards, but must be balanced with seeking first the Kingdom Matt 6 20, 33.Plan wisely, do what you can, and leave the rest to God Phil 4 19.If you see God as owner, controller, provider, and loving Father, you ll have nothing to worry about Matt 7 9 11.Worrying as a Christian means you believe God can redeem you, take you from Hell to Heaven, and give you eternal life, but not get you through the next couple of days.Avoiding Anxiety Through PrayerPrayer is 1st step to avoiding anxiety Phil 4 6 Next steps are right thinking, action.God promises not to allow anything to happen to you that you can t bear 1 Cor 10 13 , to work out everything for your good in the end Rom 8 28 , to perfect, confirm, strengthen, establish you in suffering 1 Pet 5 10.Living a Life of Faith and TrustDon t worry about the state of your nation We don t live by the news we live by faith in God do you not think that God governed the world very well before you came into it do you not think that He will govern it quite as well when you are gone out of it but do not you think you may trust Him to govern it quite as well as long as you live Psalm therapy any Christian paralyzed by anxiety should be sequestered to a room until they read the book of Psalms They ll learn so much about God that they can t help but praise Him.Our problems pale in comparison to all God has done Remembering who He is, and what He s done glorifies Him and strengthens faith The next time you re tempted to worry, read the Psalms.Knowing Others are Looking Out for YouAngels care for us and our children Rest in knowing that God has angels protecting your children, and angels can do things you couldn t, even if you were with your children.People who are prone to anxiety should get to know others who have faith the gift of trusting God without doubt or disturbance, regardless of circumstances 1 Cor 12 9.Make a point of knowing and being known by believers, to minister to each other Never underestimate the power of godly fellowship in bearing your anxieties.Dealing with Problem PeopleDevelop friendships with godly people who ll console, comfort, strengthen, reassure, cheer, refresh, soothe you from God s Word Such relationships bring relief from anxiety.How to encourage prayer to God of encouragement, and reminding of a secure salvation, sovereign God working everything for believer s good, Christ s love, final resurrection and righting all wrongs.Having Peace in Every CircumstanceAnxiety occurs when we stop focusing on our permanent condition in Christ, who will certainly bring us into His glory, and base our happiness on fleeting things of this world People who remain calm through tough circumstances aren t indifferent they re trusting God If you understand that God is using all the difficulties you face to perfect you, you ll be at peace Doing All Things Without ComplainingA spirit of thanksgiving drives away anxiety, and makes it hard to complain.Learning to be ContentIt s folly to think you control your life When you give up that pursuit, you give up a major source of anxiety.A lesson from Paul s life work as hard as you can, and be content that God is in control of the results.Have an eternal perspective Any circumstances you face are only temporary The energy you expend being anxious isn t worth being compared your eternal reward Be content by not taking earthly circumstances too seriously.Appendix Psalms for the AnxiousNote Psalms that are most helpful to you Read them carefully, perhaps in several different Bible versions Examine them in their entire context Use a good commentary, such as Spurgeon s The Treasury of David

  10. Jennifer says:

    This is just what I needed today I started listening to this the morning and couldn t stop Love to hear John MacArthur teach Nothing beats a God centered understanding on worry Especially because it s Americas favorite past time and most of us struggle with it Thank you for reminding me to refocus on heavenly thing.

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