Dealing with Anxiety – Study 1 – Hagar

These are anxious times. The unknown is always more unsettling than the known.

In an effort to be of help I have created a template for studying about other people who were in anxious situations. Scripture is full of stories that God graciously wrote down for us. Our hope lies firmly with Him, not our circumstances.

You can download a copy here.

Here is the first passage for you to look at and discover how God was at work. It is about Hagar, an Egyptian maid. She finds herself homeless, and later homeless and without food and water. Genesis 16, Genesis 21:1-21.

I will be posting a new passage at least twice a week. Take time to read it through. Our God is not far off. He is right here with us in the midst of the uncertainties. Day by day He will be faithful. Believe it.

As always I would love to hear from you. Also if you have prayer requests please let me know.

Karen Pickering


12 thoughts on “Dealing with Anxiety – Study 1 – Hagar

  1. Wow, I’ve heard people compare this pandemic to the flu virus but I had absolutely no idea the death rate was 50% back then. The death rate for COVID-19 is only about 1-3% in most places and 9% in Italy (I’m guessing that has to do with their healthcare system being completely overwhelmed at this point). If that’s the case then there really is no comparison. I’m really curious to know how that affected people back then and whether it caused them to draw nigh unto God. I’m even more curious to see what lasting impacts it will have on us today. Time will tell.

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    • No death is ever good, but if we compare the current virus to other things that people are dying from daily the numbers are low. – Still it is an opportunity for people to take stock of their life. More importantly where do they stand with God. What provisions have been made for them and how are they responding. More frightening than the virus is to hear God say “depart from Me, I never knew you.” (This refers to study #5 the last couple comments were misplaced here.)

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