Weekly Video + Group Content

Week 1

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you struggle to believe that God cares about every part of you, even the bad parts?
  2. Do you consider yourself vulnerable with those around you? Who are some of the people who know the “real” you? How do you experience input from them?
  3. Why do you think it’s so powerful to share anxiety with other people?
  4. Think about a time when you felt emotionally disconnected. It could be a time from your past or it could be something you’re experiencing right now. How did that disconnect affect your daily life? In what ways did it influence your ability to trust others?
  5. Now think about a time when you felt emotionally connected. How did your experience differ from what you described in the previous question? What did you do to stay emotionally connected?
  6. Whom do you know facing a struggle who could use encouragement? What are some practical ways you could be that encouragement to them this week?

Apply What You’ve Learned

Select an activity from the list below to begin applying the lessons of this session to your life:

Invite: Identify at least one mature Christian in your life and schedule time to meet with them. During your conversation, practice vulnerability by sharing where you are struggling and inviting them to help you carry that burden as you pursue healing.

Journal: Spend fifteen minutes writing about a time when you felt emotionally disconnected and reflect on how God provided for you during that time. Thank him for his provision.

Assist: If you know someone who feels emotionally disconnected, reach out to them and practice being a healthy input in their life.

Week 2

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Tell me about a time you had anxiety jump out of nowhere? Nothing sparked it and it wasn’t tied to anything, but it was very real and paralyzing.
    a. Anxiety not being tied to anything doesn’t make the feeling any less real.
  2. Have you ever experienced the kind of anxiety that is “Choking” or being “pulled a part in different directions”?
    a. How are these two feelings similar? How are they different?
  3. What do you think of the idea that the root of anxiety is a combination of a view that the world is really bad, and an endless web of what ifs?
    a. Have you seen those webs of what ifs in your own life? In what areas is it controlling you?
    b. Tell me about areas in your life where this has lead to being overly critical, a
    perfectionist, or difficulty making decisions?
  4. How does your view of the world affect your level of anxiety?
    a. How does your view of God affect anxiety?
    b. What characteristics of God are most powerful in removing anxiety?
  5. Have you been able to take any of the next steps we talked about last week?
    a. Have you seen any improvement by being open about your anxiety?

Apply What You’ve Learned

Select an activity from the list below to begin applying the lessons of this session to your life:
Pray: Ask the Lord to show you anytime that you have a negative view of the Lord this week.
Journal: Take an inventory throughout the day of times where you worry about things that are in the future and you can’t do anything about right now.
Relax: Take an opportunity to slow down and not hurry through a certain part of your day.

Week 3

Discussion Questions:

  1. Did you take time to text or call for help when you experience anxiety this week?
    • Did that help you find peace? How was your experience different this week?
  2. Describe a time where you experienced the kind of anxiety Jesus talked about that is tied to your possessions.
  3. How much of your mental energy is spent on temporary things that won’t last? How would it help you to free up some mental space by not worrying about things that won’t last?
  4. What are some things that cause tunnel vision in your life?
    • How could you begin to remove their hold on your heart?
  5. What are some things or who are some people in your life that cause you to fix your eyes on eternity?
    • How can you make those things or people more prominent in your life?
  6. What are some things that you worry about, that you think God is probably telling you that it’s his to worry about and not yours?
    • What are some ways that you can remind yourself that God is your Father and He will take care of you?
  7. How can you use generosity as an antidote to anxiety in your own life.

Apply What You’ve Learned

Select an activity from the list below to begin applying the lessons of this session to your life:

Pray: Talk to the Lord about any shame that you may be carrying about your anxiety.
Journal: Take some time to write down your dreams. Ask God to remind of dreams that may
have been forgotten or overshadowed by anxiety.
Assist: Take an opportunity to let someone know that you are in their corner.

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