Question 8: What are some physiological benefits of prayer and other spiritual disciplines?

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Without question, anxiety is a pervasive problem in today’s world. We are bombarded with fear-laden messages of unrest and uncertainty; leading most of us to get entangled with confusing, anxious thoughts. Instead of taking our anxieties to the Lord and finding rest, we habitually ruminate over what we cannot control—which only makes things worse. Amy Simpson knows this cycle all too well. Amy was raised in an unstable environment which caused tremendous confusion and anxiety. As an adult, Amy has faced her anxiety head-on and offers us all fantastic hope with truth that sets us free.

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How do you handle your worries? Do you struggle with anxious thoughts, trying to shut them out by staying busy or attempting to fix what is uncomfortable or difficult? Without Christ, we will never find full rest and peace on this side of heaven. John 16:33 says:

"Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." (NLT)

For those who struggle with anxiety, we must run to the truth which promises rest for the weary and peace for the anxious. If you have not already trusted Christ as your Savior, I ask you to lay down the fight, give your life and all its challenges to Christ, and trust Him as your Lord. There is no peace on earth like the peace that comes from knowing Christ and finding strength for each day in Him alone. Please connect with us as you move away from worry and into the peaceful presence of Christ Jesus.

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About Amy Simpson

Amy Simpson holds an English degree from Trinity International University, an MBA from the University of Colorado, and CPCC certification from Coaches Training Institute. Amy is the author of several award-winning books, is a gifted communicator, creative professional, and experienced leader. Amy also serves as an editor-at-large for Christianity Today’s, and she regularly contributes to many publications. Amy is also a sought-after life coach, driven to help people find their own voice and live full, abundant lives. She is married to Trevor, has two teen-aged girls, and resides in the suburbs of Chicago.

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