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Worry

Resources for Nourishing Lives


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The content below is intended to provide a variety of helpful resources on difficult yet relevant subjects, in this case, worry. We recognize that some sources may come into question for any number of reasons, and the following are not offered with a blanket endorsement of every word spoken or written. We believe God uses imperfect people every day, and the following are just as fallible as anyone — yet if they may be helpful, we want to share them with you.

Overview

Jesus does not overlook hardship or the challenges we face. He speaks directly into them with compassionate truth and perspective. In the book of Matthew, when he says, "do not worry," he follows it up with examples of provision. "Look at the birds of the air," he says, "they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"

What great comfort we can take in trusting the God of all things with every detail of our lives. Jesus' words of encouragement are soothing morsels once we choose to embrace their meaning. It's not easy, but he also promised what we need most, saying, "I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Care & Prayer Ministry

Care & Prayer Ministry


Timberline Church has a variety of services available for depression and other challenges. Please visit our Care & Prayer ministry page to explore some of the services by clicking the button below, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will respond as soon as possible.

Care & Prayer Ministry

Books

Books


Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, by Max Lucado

We all encounter anxiety, but we don’t have to let worry and fear control our lives. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

How Not To Worry, by Paul McGee

In How Not to Worry, Paul McGee shows us that there is a way to tackle life’s challenges in a calmer and more considered way. It is possible to use a certain degree of worry and anxiety to spur us on towards positive, constructive action, and then leave the rest behind. With down-to-earth, real-life advice, How Not to Worry helps us understand why worrying is such a big deal and the reasons for it. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, by Ruth Haley Barton

Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with perceptive insight from the life of Moses, Barton explores topics such as facing the loneliness of leadership, leading from your authentic self, reenvisioning the promised land, and more. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

Psalms for the Anxious Heart: A 30-Day Devotional for Uncertain Times, by Becky Harling

Psalms for the Anxious Heart is a short, daily devotional that offers meditations of truth and peace. Each devotion includes a reading of a Psalm, a brief teaching on the passage, a salient truth to cling to, and a suggested song to guide further meditation. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, by John Mark Comer

Too often, we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness, as a root of much evil. In this resource, you will find a fascinating road map to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts, by Jennie Allen

In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, by Daniel G. Amen M.D.

In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.


Bible Studies

Bible Studies


Bible Study: Facing Anxiety

In this four-session video series, pastor Jonathan Pokluda explores how Christians can face anxiety head-on. With real-life stories from people facing various kinds of anxiety, this series helps us see that peace can be found on this side of eternity.

This study is available on RightNow Media, a free resource offered through Timberline Church. If you have not set up a free account to access valuable RightNow Media content, you may do so by clicking here. Once you have created your account, click here to access this study.

Bible Study: Get Out of Your Head

In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie takes groups on a study in Philippians, inspiring and equipping us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. When we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless.

This study is available on RightNow Media, a free resource offered through Timberline Church. If you have not set up a free account to access valuable RightNow Media content, you may do so by clicking here. Once you have created your account, click here to access this study.


Podcasts

Podcasts


Caring for Anxiety and Mental Health — A podcast with Bill & Kristi Gaultiere

If you experience stress and anxiety, you’ve probably already looked for solutions. It’s not hard to find the latest “quick fix” cure, but lasting life change is hard to come by as it requires a deep and enduring commitment. This podcast ends with some tools to help deal with anxiety, and can be listened to by clicking here.

The Most Powerful Leadership Tool: Diagnosing and Diffusing Anxiety — A podcast with Ruth Haley Barton

What is chronic anxiety? How does anxiety spread throughout a group? How can leaders attend to their own anxiety in healthy ways? Ruth and Steve answer all this and more in this week’s conversation. This podcast can be listened to by clicking here.



Worship Songs

Worship Songs


A Spotify playlist full of encouraging songs, called God is Faithful Through My Worry, is accessible by clicking here.



Reign Above It All, sung by Hannah McClure live at Bethel Church, can be enjoyed on YouTube by clicking here.



Promises, sung by Maverick City Music, can be enjoyed on YouTube by clicking here.




Firm Foundation, sung by Maverick City Music, can be enjoyed on YouTube by clicking here.




Jirah, performed by Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, can be enjoyed on YouTube by clicking here.



If I Give It All, sung by Will Reagan of United Pursuit, can be enjoyed on YouTube by clicking here.





Bible Verses

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."

Spoken by Paul in Philippians 4:6-7



"Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you."

Spoken by Peter in 1 Peter 5:7



"Then Jesus said, 'Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.'"

Spoken by Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30



“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.”

Spoken by Jesus in John 14:1-4



“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."

Spoken by Jesus in Matthew 6:25-34




Pastoral Messages

Pastoral Messages


Pastor Jeff Lucas speaks on the subject of worry during the Healthy Mind series. His message can be accessed by clicking here.




Pastor Jeff Lucas shares a special "night prayer" in closing a message about worry, available by clicking here.




Pastor Dary Northrop speaks on the subject of worry during the Healthy Mind series at the Timberline Windsor campus. His message can be accessed by clicking here.




Pastor Brent Cunningham discusses the subject of peace in his message at a Wednesday Night Community service, accessible by clicking here.




Pastor Brent Cunningham discusses the subject of joy in his message at a Wednesday Night Community service, accessible by clicking here.





Blogs

Blogs


“Do Not Be Anxious.” Really?, by Bill Gaultiere

This blog article is available at Soul Shepherding, viewable by clicking here.

Help For Anxiety and Panic Attacks, by Bill Gaultiere

This blog article is available at Soul Shepherding, viewable by clicking here.



Crisis & Counseling

Crisis & Counseling


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. If you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out anytime:
(800) 273-8255
suicidepreventionlifeline.org


Light of the Rockies Christian Counseling Center

Whether you’re seeking healing from a traumatic experience, are working through some difficult issues in your marriage, or you’re trying to get “un-stuck” in an area of your personal or professional life, you’ll find a counselor or coach here who understands where it is you’re coming from, and will come alongside you to develop a personal plan for reaching your goals.
(970) 484-1735
lightoftherockies.com


Restoration Counseling Center

Restoration Counseling offers individual, couples, and teen therapy in Colorado and spiritual direction, spiritual counseling, and coaching via tele-health to those who desire to LOVE THEIR STORY and LIVE RESTORED.
(970) 672-7974
restorationcounselingnoco.com


Colorado Crisis Services

Help with mental health, substance use or emotional concerns. Confidential and immediate support 24/7/365 with locations in Greeley, Aurora, Boulder, Denver, and more.
(844) 493-8255
coloradocrisisservices.org


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Crisis and suicide resources and print materials are available, including prevention materials, suicide loss resources, gun safety, and more.
Email: [email protected]
colorado.gov


SAFE 2 TELL

An anonymous way for people to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others. Provides technical assistance to schools and communities before and after tragic events. Educates, and provides awareness and outreach to encourage reporting and breaking the code of silence.
Hotline: (877) 542-7233
(720) 508-6800
safe2tell.org

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