|Answers to the Worksheet
Coping with Worries
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The answer is 24. (Hint: 5 X 5 -1)
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Is there a way to reject these anxious thoughts?
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Did you ever feel something was true even though later you found out it wasn't?
Anxious thoughts demand a response.
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The more we internalize these anxious thoughts, the more they will bother us and inflict problems.
Two helpful outside sources are friends and our spiritual journal.
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1) Evil people were openly seeking his harm.
2) No one seemed willing to stand up for him. He was alone in a dark, dark world.
He had no control over these life threatening situations.
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The transformation of our lives comes from the renewing of our minds.
We should be reject any meditative therapy that tells us to 'stop' thinking, whether it be some TM hum, yoga meditation or medication. They dull the mind.
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Once a missile has penetrated the defense line, then great damage results.
When we no longer have a sufficient ability to evaluate the truth about each of the worrisome thoughts that invade our minds, we accept them as true.
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Once they have entered area #3, they have turned into anxiety.
Step #1 Outside our mind - irrelevant
Step #2 Inside our mind - relevant
Step #3 Inside our heart - influential
Instead, you do a little reasoning, discard his allegations and drive off.
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1) Declare the truth of God
2) Admit the truth of our weaknesses
3) Detect the truth of our situation
In fact, we need to scrutinize our circumstances to see if our personal decisions have twisted God's original design.
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Feelings are a companion to our souls designed to amplify the state of our inner lives
Although these feelings may reveal real insights into our inner lives, they are notto be identified with our person.
Renewing of the mind means we take God's perspective and let it shape how we live.
We do not need to respond as we feel.
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We are often overwhelmed with a certain situation because we have taken on a task that God has not called us to do.
King David was not afraid to admit his weaknesses.
The difference between God's plans and our is that we worry about ours.
The best way to test our situations is to go back to the beginning of a project and detect how the project began.
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Am I in this situation because I made a decision that counters Gods principles?
Am I in this situation so that God may be glorified through my trust in Him?