Quotes about Anxiety

The Puritans understood that the cure for anxiety and worry was a proper view of God - his nature, purposes, plan and love for his elect in Christ. In addressing issues of anxiety of soul, they would point people to Christ - to his grace, sufficiency and sustaining power - and to the great truths of the gospel - that Christians might have hope and comfort for their souls.

Cure for Anxiety

In time of temptation, apprehensive consciences look so much to the present trouble they are in that they need to be roused up to behold him in whom they may find rest for their distressed souls. In temptations it is safest to behold nothing but Christ the true brazen serpent, the true `Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world’, (John 1:29). This saving object has a special influence of comfort to the soul, especially if we look not only on Christ, but upon the Father’s authority and love in him. For in all that Christ did and suffered as Mediator, we must see God in him reconciling the world unto himself (2 Cor. 5:19). ~ The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes