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Using the Psalms to Counsel Anxious, Depressed Teens

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: When you’re anxious, it can seem impossible to hold on to the promises of God. Dr. Shona Murray says . . .

Dr. Shona Murray: When you’re in that position, there’s one thing you can do, and it’s cry out, “Lord, I can’t! Help me to do this!” That very act itself of casting yourself literally on God’s help and His mercy has given me a strength that you didn’t realize was there—as you really let go of your own strength, and you’re leaning heavily on God’s.

Nancy: We’ll hear how dependence on God is a key in a teenager’s fight against anxious thoughts. This is Revive Our Hearts for July 20, 2021. I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

I probably don’t have to tell you that depression and anxiety are running rampant in our society today, and increasingly so—alarmingly so—among young people. I’ve witnessed this firsthand with a …

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About the Host

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

When Dannah Gresh was eight years old, she began praying that God would use her as a Bible teacher for “the nations.” When she sees the flags of many countries waving at a Revive Our Hearts event, it feels like an answer to her prayer.

Dannah is the founder of True Girl which provides tools for moms and grandmothers to disciple their 7–12 year-old girls. On Monday nights, you’ll find Dannah hosting them in her online Bible study. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including Ruth: Becoming a Girl of Loyalty, Lies Girls Believe, and a Bible study for adult women based on the book of Habakkuk. She and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in central Pennsylvania.

About the Guest

David and Shona Murray

David and Shona Murray

David Murray (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is professor of Old Testament and practical theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of Exploring the Bible. David and his wife, Shona, attend Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church.

Shona Murray is a mother of five children and has homeschooled for fifteen years. She is a medical doctor and worked as a family practitioner in Scotland until she moved to the United States with her husband, David. She is the author of Refresh: Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands.