“The apex of glorifying God is enjoying him with the heart. But this is an empty emotionalism where that joy is not awakened and sustained by true views of God for who he really is. That is mainly what the mind is for.”
- John Piper, Think, loc 477.
The answer to that question is: we fight anxieties by fighting against unbelief and fighting for faith in future grace. And the way you fight this “good fight” is by meditating on God’s assurances of future grace and by asking for the help of his Spirit.
John Piper, Future Grace, 56. (From Solid Joys App)
God is glorified not only by His glory’s being seen, but by its being rejoiced in. When those that see it delight in it, God is more glorified than if they only see it. His glory is then received by the whole soul, both by the understanding and by the heart.
- Jonathan Edwards, “Miscellanies” in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 13, pg 495. Quoted in John Piper, Think, Location 455
Since the Scriptures are a celestial communication, no elaborate argument is required to prove this predicate. The very fact that they are an inerrant, trustworthy, lucid and all-sufficient revelation to God’s will at once attests their inestimable value. Their very claim to be divinely inspired is a clear averment of their supreme importance and incalculable worth. They are a priceless boon because they make known a Christ whose riches are unsearchable and who is esteemed above all earthly possessions by those granted a personal acquiantance with Him: “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious” (1 Peter 2:7)
Arthur W. Pink, Studies in Scripture, April 1950, 20-21.
“Jesus is the Great Healer of all our spiritual diseases. He loves to undertake the care of the sin-sick soul, and never lost one who betook itself to His cross. Come with your spiritual disease, O my soul; it may have baffled every physician and distanced every remedy – - Jesus and His Atonement can cure it. ‘He heals all your diseases.’ He bind up the broken heart, heals our backslidings, restores our wanderings, revives our declensions; and when faith droops through trial, and the spirit faints in adversity, and love chills through temptation, Jesus the Healer comes, and by the fresh application of His blood, and by the renewed communication of His grace, and by the quickening energy of His word, He heals us.”
“True truth exists as revealed in the Bible by ‘the God who is there,’ and that what we do with this truth has decisive consequences in every area of life and culture.”
- Francis Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live, 9. Comments of Lane Dennis.
“Just go on preaching. Don’t worry about who will listen; let me (God) worry about that. The world will be against you, don’t let that trouble you. Nevertheless, others will be there who will listen to you and follow. You do not know them now, but I know them already. You preach and let me manage.”
- Timothy George, Reading Scripture with the Reformers, 234. (a quote from Martin Luther)