This post is part of a 31-day series.
So my response to the person who has to deal with feelings of anxiety every day is to say: that's more or less normal. The issue is how you deal with them.
In a 3-minute sound clip, pastor John Piper addresses the question: Is joy in God to be waited for or pursued?
His answer: both.
Truly, spiritual joy is an unearned gift from a sovereign God.
And yet, God has given us means of grace by which we can "sow to the Spirit" (Galatians 6:8).
These means of grace include common-sense steps (like adequate sleep and relaxation techniques), as well as the spiritual disciplines (prayer, worship, Bible study, fellowship with the saints, to name a few).
So, Piper says, "Do the kinds of things you can do to put yourself in the way of joy."
Listen to the full interview here.