The Blessed Struggle Against Fear and Anxiety

The Christian's battle against fear and anxiety is a blessed struggle — so says biblical counselor and author Ed Welch. But why is this struggle blessed?

We asked him that question during our recent trip to the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) in Philadelphia. He answers in this 2-minute clip:

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Tony Reinke is a staff writer for Desiring God and the author of three books: Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011), Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015), and The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness (2015). He hosts the popular Ask Pastor John podcast, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children. He also blogs at