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Wow, you made it through all 15 days! We’re so proud and so honored that you’ve gone on this journey with us! Here are two resources we want to leave you with as you continue on your journey! You’ve come a long way, but we know it’s not over yet. First, here are all the Scriptures you’ve read over the last 15 days written out for you to read through whenever you need to be reminded of truth!

16 Bible Verses to Help You Combat Anxiety, Worry, and Fear!

 

Second, we believe music can play a huge role in reminding us of truth and getting that message into our hearts on a daily basis. Here are 16 songs that we’ve seen make a huge impact on people struggling with fear, anxiety, and circumstances beyond their control. When you feel fear, look back on these verses, listen to these songs, and remember who is in control no matter what!

1. “Fear is a Liar” by Zach Williams

This song could be an anthem for our entire series! Zach Williams’ story on dealing with fear is in Day 3 of this series!

Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear he is a liar
Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel

 

 

2. “Trust in You” by Lauren Daigle

This one will fill your heart with hope! It’s so relatable. Even when you don’t see the answer, God is trustworthy til the very end!

When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You

 

 

3. “I Have This Hope” by Tenth Avenue North

This is the song for when you feel broken and weary and don’t know where else to turn. Tenth Avenue North is so incredibly honest about feeling this way, but they also never back down from the truth that is always there to bring us immeasurable hope!

I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go

 

 

4. “Fearless” by Jasmine Murray

The inspiration for this song came right after Jasmine had a panic attack and finally asked for help from her community. It’s a really cool story you can hear in Day 6 of this series!
But I wasn’t given the spirit of fear
I was given the power of love
Everything I’ve been fighting against
I’m gonna lift it up

 

 

5. “Eye of the Storm” by Ryan Stevenson

Who is in control? Even in the middle of chaos? This song reminds us so beautifully.

In the eye of the storm
You remain in control
And in the middle of the war
You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor
When my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me
In the eye of the storm

 

 

6. “Warrior” by Hannah Kerr

You’ll never stop me, I’m a warrior
When I fall down I get stronger
Faith is my shield, His love is the armor
I’m a warrior

 

 

7. “Bigger Than This” by Jo Dee Messina

Country artist, Jo Dee Messina, couldn’t get through her current battle with cancer as a single mom without full reliance in God. She says her peace and joy comes from finding God in the everyday moments and remembering He is bigger than any problems she may face! This is the song that came out of that experience. Don’t miss Jo Dee’s beautiful story in Day 10 of this series!

 

 

8. “No Longer Slaves” by Bethel Music

This worship song will speak truth into your life, reminding you that fear has no power over you! Even when we feel fear, God is the one in control!

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

 

 

9. “More Than Anything” by Natalie Grant

This song took on a whole new meaning for Natalie after battling thyroid cancer and facing the possibility of losing her voice. She had to face the fact that even more than the answer she wanted, even more than the fear, she had Jesus! And that would be enough because of who He is and what He’s done for us! Check out Natalie’s story in Day 2!

Help me want the Healer
More than the healing
Help me want the Savior
More than the saving
Help me want the Giver
More than the giving
Oh help me want You Jesus
More than anything

 

 

10. “Sparrows” by Jason Gray

Jason Gray has an amazing way with words. If you struggle with anxiety and worry, this song will really bless you.

You can’t add a single day by worrying
You’ll worry your life away
Oh don’t worry your life away
You can’t change a single thing by freaking out
It’s just gonna close you in
Oh don’t let the trouble win

 

 

11. “Breathe” by Jonny Diaz

Don’t ever underestimate the power of slowing down, taking a breathe, and intentionally resting in the truth the Jesus gives us. This song illustrates that perfectly.

Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at my feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe

 

 

12. “Voice of Truth” by Casting Crowns

When fear is talking to you and entering your thoughts, remember you have a choice! What voice will you listen to? The fear of the enemy or the truth of our Savior? God is with you always. Choose to listen to Him more than you listen to the fear.

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, “Do not be afraid!”
The voice of truth says, “This is for My glory”
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

 

 

13. “Dare You to Move” by Switchfoot

When mistakes happen, what happens next? This “oldie but goodie” is the motivation you might be needing today. Jesus is always there to welcome us with open arms. No mistake is too big for Him to forgive and for you to move beyond.

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before

 

 

14. “Hope in Front of Me” by Danny Gokey

Fear has a way of closing us in and making us believe there is no hope. That is so untrue! What Jesus did for us on the cross, taking our sin and shame, rising again, defeating death and evil, and offering us the free gift of forgiveness and relationship with Him – that is always true and always there to bring joy and hope to our weary hearts.

There’s hope in front of me
There’s a light, I still see it
There’s a hand still holding me
Even when I don’t believe it
I might be down but I’m not dead
There’s better days still up ahead
Even after all I’ve seen
There’s hope in front of me

 

 

15. “Greater” by MercyMe

God is so much greater than any fear, problem, or lie that might be in our way. Focus on God’s greatness and watch your perspective change!

‘Cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
In the world

 

 

16. “Through All of It” by Colton Dixon

No matter what is happening in your life, God is with you through every single bit of it. Turn to Him. Talk to Him about your fears, heartaches, and struggles. Focus on Him more than your problems and see what a difference it can make. This song can help with that!

I have won
and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it

 

 

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Don’t forget to check out WAY-FM’s Prayer Wall if you haven’t lately. You can get prayer and give prayer to others who need it any time! It’s the perfect addition to this series on fear!

Read (from the New Living Translation)

John 15:4-5


Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

Go Deep

Dating and romantic relationships can amplify our feelings of anxiety, worry, and fear. Today, Rebie from WAY Nation (and guest on The Wally Show) tells the story of her own bravery amidst relationship turmoil. It’s a fun story, but it packs a big punch when we realize what was at the root of her confidence in the first place.

 

Notes from the Life Application Study Bible

Remaining in Christ means (1) believing that he is God’s Son (1 John 4:15), (2) receiving him as Savior and Lord (John 1:12), (3) doing what God says (1 John 3:24), (4) continuing to believe the Good News (1 John 2:24), and (5) relating in love the community of believers, Christ’s body (John 15:12).

 

Today’s reading is a little longer, but it’s so worth it! Let these words sink in as you read them.

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Romans 8:28-39


And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 29For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn* among many brothers and sisters. <sup<30And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.
Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

31What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

35Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36(As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 1:21


For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.

For other encouraging passages, read John 3.16-17; John 11; 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 4.16-5.10; and Psalm 90. – Pastor Dave

Go Deep

This is a topic that may hit home for you. Whether you’re afraid of losing someone you love or maybe you’ve lost someone, you’re not alone in feeling fear or dread when coming face to face with death.

In today’s video, Pastor Dave (from WAY-FM’s Prayer Wall) talks openly about this topic. He’s walked through this with some of his own friends and tells the story of one in particular that can really help as you battle your own fears.

 

Notes from the Life Application Study Bible

God works in “everything” – not just isolated incidents – for our good. This does not mean that all that happens to us is good. Evil is prevalent in our fallen world, but God is able to turn every circumstance around for our long-range good. Not that God is not working to make us happy but to fulfill his purpose. Note also that this promise is not for everybody. It can be claimed only by those who love God and are called by him, that is, those whom the Holy Spirit convinces to receive Christ. Such people have a new perspective, a new mind-set. They trust in God, not in worldly treasures; their security is in heaven, not on earth. Their faith in God does not waver in pain and persecution because they know God is with them.

When Joy Summers (from the Carlos & Joy Show) was lead to move states away from a place she loved, she started asking, “God where are you?” But she found Him. Here’s how.

 

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Was there a time God opened your eyes to how important the Scriptures are? This is why studies like this are so important – learning about who Jesus is and what He teaches.

Luke 24:1-7, 44-53

But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.

The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day…”

Then he said, “When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And he said, “Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day. It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.’ You are witnesses of all these things.

“And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”

Then Jesus led them to Bethany, and lifting his hands to heaven, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven. So they worshiped him and then returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy. And they spent all of their time in the Temple, praising God.

Tap here to finish Luke 22 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out! 

This is Jason Gray‘s favorite passages of Scripture. He explains how the darkest, most tragic moments in our lives can teach us the most beautiful things.

 

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Have you witnessed a huge act of saving grace? This is why He came.

In today’s reading, we get to see an incredible act of grace, making something horrible into something beautiful.

Luke 23:32-43

Two others, both criminals, were led out to be executed with him. When they came to a place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross. And the criminals were also crucified—one on his right and one on his left.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.

The crowd watched and the leaders scoffed. “He saved others,” they said, “let him save himself if he is really God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine. They called out to him, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” A sign was fastened above him with these words: “This is the King of the Jews.”

One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!”

But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”

And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Tap here to finish Luke 23 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out! 

Bekah (from The Wally Show) tells a story about one of the darkest times she cried out to God.

 

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Jesus felt utterly lonely, tormented, burdened, betrayed, in pain, dreading what was happening. He gets it more than we will ever know. But notice… He kept on praying! “Not my will, but yours…” We see this in today’s reading.

Luke 22:39-53

Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. There he told them, “Pray that you will not give in to temptation.”

He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him. He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.

At last he stood up again and returned to the disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted from grief. “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation.”

But even as Jesus said this, a crowd approached, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. Judas walked over to Jesus to greet him with a kiss. But Jesus said, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”

When the other disciples saw what was about to happen, they exclaimed, “Lord, should we fight? We brought the swords!” And one of them struck at the high priest’s slave, slashing off his right ear.

But Jesus said, “No more of this.” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.

Then Jesus spoke to the leading priests, the captains of the Temple guard, and the elders who had come for him. “Am I some dangerous revolutionary,” he asked, “that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I was there every day. But this is your moment, the time when the power of darkness reigns.”

Tap here to finish Luke 22 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out! 

Sometimes it would be easier to stop trying so hard to follow Jesus. Matt Hammit (writer and vocalist of “Lead Me“) has felt that. But here is one thing about Jesus that will help you keep going. Combat those feelings of weariness and inferiority and know that you don’t have to go it alone!

 

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There’s a lot to learn and there’s so much we don’t know! But Jesus keeps teaching us everyday and never leaves us hanging.

We see Jesus teaching and investing in people throughout the book of Luke. In today’s reading we see more examples of how much He spent time instilling truth into the people around Him while here on earth. The cool part is, His character and desire to teach us remains to this day.

Luke 21:29-37

Then he gave them this illustration: “Notice the fig tree, or any other tree. When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that the Kingdom of God is near. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.

“Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”

Every day Jesus went to the Temple to teach, and each evening he returned to spend the night on the Mount of Olives.

Tap here to finish Luke 21 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out! 

Brant, why are you still a Christian?” Today’s topic explains one of the reasons that Brant continues to be in awe of who this guy named Jesus.

 

If you like this video, you’ll love Brant’s new book. It’s called, Blessed Are the Misfits: Great News for Believers who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They’re Missing Something.

 

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There are some real “mic-drop” moments in today’s reading. Jesus was witty, a little sarcastic, but most of all very wise in how He responded to people who tried to trap Him. Get to know this side of him by reading through Luke 20.

Luke 20:1-8, 20-26

One day as Jesus was teaching the people and preaching the Good News in the Temple, the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the elders came up to him. They demanded, “By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right?”

“Let me ask you a question first,” he replied. “Did John’s authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human?”

They talked it over among themselves. “If we say it was from heaven, he will ask why we didn’t believe John. But if we say it was merely human, the people will stone us because they are convinced John was a prophet.” So they finally replied that they didn’t know.

And Jesus responded, “Then I won’t tell you by what authority I do these things…”

Watching for their opportunity, the leaders sent spies pretending to be honest men. They tried to get Jesus to say something that could be reported to the Roman governor so he would arrest Jesus. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you speak and teach what is right and are not influenced by what others think. You teach the way of God truthfully. Now tell us—is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

He saw through their trickery and said, “Show me a Roman coin. Whose picture and title are stamped on it?”

“Caesar’s,” they replied.

“Well then,” he said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.”

So they failed to trap him by what he said in front of the people. Instead, they were amazed by his answer, and they became silent.

Tap here to finish Luke 20 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out! 

Jason Gray shares how he finds comfort in the way that Jesus handled emotions. He says this truth “cost me a lot of money and counseling and understand… And Jesus gave it to us first in Luke chapter 19.”

 

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Jesus celebrates, gets angry, feels deep sorrow. He shared our humanity and affirms that it’s ok to feel! He’s also showing us the right way to respond to these emotions. Today’s reading is an example of all of that!

Luke 19:41-48

But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes. Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side. They will crush you into the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you did not recognize it when God visited you.”

Then Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people selling animals for sacrifices. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”

After that, he taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how to kill him. 48 But they could think of nothing, because all the people hung on every word he said.

Tap here to finish Luke 19 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out! 

Are you waiting for an answer? Betty Rock (from The Wally Show) knows what it’s like to wait and not see the answer you’re expecting. She’s learning something imperative about Jesus in the process…

 

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Just because God hasn’t answered your prayer, doesn’t mean He doesn’t hear you and He isn’t working.

Luke 18:1-8

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”

Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

Tap here to finish Luke 18 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out!