Anxiety. It’s everywhere and in everything. Triggers. Fear. Worry. Panic. Big and small. When anxiety hits, our ability to “think” gets lost and replaced with a need to act. This week, as we think about this mental health struggle of anxiety and how it fits in the context of our faith, John Orozco asks the question, “Where is Jesus in all of this?”
Below is a list of questions designed to help you continue the conversation at a personal, community group, and broader Church level. A few of these questions remain consistent every week. You are welcome to answer one, answer all, and/or supplement additional questions based on individual needs.
- Who do you know that is impacted by anxiety? What does that look like for you and/or for them?
- When you come across someone who is wrestling with anxiety, how do you respond?
- What are your beliefs about how Jesus would respond?
- Where can you focus on being more loving toward people struggling with anxiety?
Following each conversation of this series, our hope and prayers are that anyone who is or knows someone struggling with mental health, including mental illness, can find the support and resources they need to obtain hope, health, and healing. A list of resources has been compiled to help this journey.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES