Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Questions To Discuss:
What role does Philippians 4:6-7 tell us that thanksgiving plays in overcoming anxiety?
Have you ever experienced “the peace of God” in an otherwise anxious situation? What was happening in that situation?
What do you tend to do when stressed? (How might someone close to you know that you are feeling anxious?)
When you find that your emotions and/or intellect are compromised because of anxiety, where might you start to “rebuild” your reasons for Thanksgiving?
What are 10 things that you are especially thankful for?
What is a request you are presenting to God?