Joyce Meyer's Talk It Out Podcast

S03 E05: Don't Panic

In this episode, Ginger, Jai and Erin share some of the fears they face every day, verses that encourage them, and a few other things that help them combat anxiety. Joyce also gives us some practical, firsthand wisdom on fighting fear and trusting God in the middle of tricky situations. Believe it or not, even she still has to do things afraid sometimes!

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Lamentations 3:21-23 (ESV)

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:13 (AMPC)

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

2 Timothy 1:7, 9 (NIV)

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.

Hebrews 4:12 (AMPC)

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper that any two-edged sword…

1 John 4:18 (NIV)

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear...

Take Away

Our first response to fear is to pray, then to speak God’s Word out loud (keep specific scriptures on hand so you’ll be ready)—these can help you spiritually and mentally. You can also combat physical symptoms of fear and anxiety by doing things that help you rest (i.e. maybe an essential oil, massage, or breathing deeply).

This week, make a plan for yourself. What will you do when you feel fear or anxiety? Pick some verses that stood out to you and create your own plan of attack!

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