A dear friend and faithful reader passed along this little blurb from ByFaith Magazine. Richard Winter, a professor of Practical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, connects the Bible, medicine, and psychology in his practice. He helps people deal with fear and anxiety without just telling people to “pray about it.” He’s got some good things to say about sleep, the physiological effects of anxiety, the benefits of spiritually healthy thinking.
I like how he discusses the unresolved nature of some of the Psalms, especially Psalm 88. He says the Psalms demonstrate the value in expressing our deepest fears before God. What we often see at the end is David telling God what he is feeling and then gradually working toward trust. And sometimes it is simply going to God when “my companions have become darkness.”
Check out the whole thing here