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057 - How God Gives us a Sound Mind to Defeat Anxiety

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Release Date: 05/14/2020

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Episode Summary:

  • We’ve been in the middle of a special series of podcasts about defeating anxiety during times of crisis. In this episode, we talk in depth about the third weapon God gives us to defeat anxiety: a sound mind.
  • When God says He has given us a sound mind to defeat worry, fear, and anxiety, we can get excited because we have been given the mind of Christ. Before Jesus started his earthly ministry, the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness for 40 days and nights. There he was repeatedly tempted by the enemy. It was Jesus’s sound mind that allowed Him to defeat the enemy and not give in to temptation. He knew the word of God and He used it to refute the enemy’s temptation.  We too can refute the enemy’s temptation for worry, fear, and anxiety by using the sound mind God gave us, coupled with the word of God. Psalm 112:8 tells us, “They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.” With a sound mind, you are hopeful and confident.
  • In this episode, we discuss how we access and use our sound mind in order to defeat worry, fear, and anxiety in our lives.

Quotables from the episode:

  • With a sound mind, you are hopeful and confident.
  • Part of using our sound mind to refute worry, fear, and anxiety, is standing on God’s word. 

Scripture References:

  • Psalm 112:8 tells us, “They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:6 “So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.”

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Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson