courage: fighting fear with fear

Don’t think like an unbeliever! 

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down, but not out

Do circumstances control you? Read about how to get up when life knocks you down.

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Worry: pursuing a better path to peace

What do you worry about? Do I have any real friends? Will I ever find a spouse? If I do find one, will he or she be faithful? What about my health? There’s always something to worry about. David Powlison recognizes that we have good reason to worry about things. But he assures us that we have much better reasons not to worry. Anxiety is a universal human experience, and we need to approach it with a plan. What do you do when anxieties take over your life? Powlison describes a six-point game plan based on these truths: it is your Father’s pleasure to give you the kingdom. Your father is God. You need not worry.

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when people are big and god is small

The focus of Welch’s book is to have a greater, healthier fear of God, to the point that other people have less power and control over our lives.

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running scared: fear, worry, and the God of Rest

Encouragement for those in the grip of fear...Welch explores the roots of fear in the human soul and encourages readers to discover for themselves that the Bible is full of beautiful words of comfort for fearful people.

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Post-Traumatic stress disorder: recovering hope

PTSD: a profoundly intense response to profoundly dangerous experiences, manifests itself in fear, terrifying vulnerability, and lack of a sense of control. Jeremy Lelek relates the narrative of creation, fall, and redemption to the experiences of PTSD, reminding us that the gospel speaks to our experiences with danger as part of its redemptive message. He points to the wisdom of God in our suffering and reminds us of the saving grace offered by Jesus, guiding readers to the peace and contentment found in seeking God’s glory.

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IRBC Reformed biblical and clinical counseling source unit on panic disorder

This booklet presents information about Panic Disorder from a Reformed perspective. It gives descriptions of the disorder, as presented by ICD, Merck Manuals, and summarized information from the DSM-5. It presents concerns with those accepted descriptions, gives explanations of the disorder from a Reformed perspective, and addresses common problems/practical interventions associated with the disorder within the framework of IRBC’s Seven Dominant Domains™ (looking at panic disorder in the spiritual, mental, emotional, social, and bodily domains, and seeing the impact on the environmental and social domains).

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Help! I'm being deployed

In this book, the author prepares you for deployment by giving guidance that will help you successfully navigate, walk faithfully, and rest in the gospel—to finish well—to the glory of God.

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damsels in distress

Covering issues from gossip and slander to PMS and legalism, Martha Peace, best-selling author of The Excellent Wife, offers biblical insight on problems women face. This straightforward, clear-cut book offers practical solutions in an ideal format for personal reading or group study.

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stress: peace amid pressure

re you overwhelmed by stress? On edge? Pressured to achieve? Spinning into free fall? What is the "noise" going on inside you? Or are you quiet inside?

Here David Powlison invites you to look at Psalm 131 to learn how to quiet your soul. "Psalm 131 gives us intimate access to the inner life of someone who has learned composure," Powlison writes. "This person is quiet on the inside because he has learned the only true and lasting peace."

Psalm 131 is not about unruffled detachment or stoic indifference. It is not about having an easygoing personality or low expectations. It is about learning composure through a relationship with Jesus Christ. His presence in our lives is the only thing strong enough to overpower stress. We can say with the psalmist, "Surely I have composed and quieted my soul."

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when i am afraid: a step-by-step guide away from fear and anxiety

You know how anxiety and fear feels, your stomach drops, your neck tightens, your whole body tenses, but do you know what to do when anxiety fills your days and troubles your nights? You've probably already tried a few strategies, like denial or working harder, and noticed that they aren't a permanent solution.

If you are tired of dealing with anxiety and worry on your own, then the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation's (CCEFs) When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety is for you. As you go through each set of meditations by Christian counseling expert Edward T. Welch, anxiety will gradually yield to hope, peace, and rest. Of course, this is a lifelong process, but going through this devotional guide, either on your own or with a small group, will kick-start the process and bring lifelong change. Because when you regain your spiritual and remember that the kingdom is about God and not you, anxiety becomes less prevalent in your everyday life as a Christian.

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trusting god

“Why is God allowing this? What have I done wrong?”
Many of us have asked these questions when life hits us hard. When our circumstances defy explanation, it is difficult to untangle our emotions from the truth. Before long, we feel confused and frustrated. We doubt His care for us. We wonder how He could allow these circumstances at all, or if He is really in control.

During a time of darkness and adversity in his own life, Jerry Bridges dug deep into the Bible for answers on God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life―and it will change yours too. Find the answers to some of your most heartfelt questions, such as:

  • Is God in control?
  • Can I trust God?
  • What is our responsibility when things are hard?
  • How can I grow through adversity?
  • And more

Explore the scope of God’s care and control over nations, nature, and the tiny details of your life. You’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely―even when life hurts. Now with an added study guide for personal use or group discussion so you can dive deeper into this staple of Jerry Bridges’s classic collection.

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