Calm My Anxious Heart: A Great Resource by Linda Dillow
Dillow uses Scripture, personal experience, and real-life stories to show how contentment, proper focus, forgiveness, and faith in God, the Blessed Controller, are the keys to overcoming anxiety. Dillow honestly admits her struggles and unpacks practical ways the group member can address her own personal battle with worry.
The twelve-week Bible study, correlating with each chapter, includes memory verses, a meditation exercise based on the verses, and thought-provoking questions to help the small group member apply the Scripture. Each chapter study closes with two questions and a prayer: (1) What did I learn about God this week? (2) What did I learn about myself this week? (3) Write a prayer to “remember” what God has taught you. Response to questions can be written in the book or in a matching companion Mercies Journal that can be ordered separately through NavPress.
Another woman shared that while driving down the road one day she was overcome with worry over a particular situation. Instead of persisting in the negative mind-set, she chose to apply Philippians 4:8 and dwell on the good, the right, and the lovely. She also affirmed the statement by Andrew Murray which Dillow quotes in her book, “I am here by God’s appointment, in his keeping, under his training, for his time.” The worry lifted and she drove home in peace.