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Here are the top ten search queries for the week ending September 9, 2021 on YouVersion.

People are clearly searching God’s Word for encouragement in dealing with emotions likely triggered by current events.  With all the confusion and angst in the world, it’s no wonder people are searching for verses to help them with anxiety, fear, and the feeling of being overwhelmed.

As people are actively looking for hope, it’s important they don’t just hear advice from friends, family, or Facebook.  These topics should be reflected in your preaching calendar or in your small group curriculum.

Even those not actively involved in a local church may recognize the Bible may provide peace in trying circumstances and be open to a new perspective.

Isaiah 55:8-9 says “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

The Bible can act as an anchor for people in difficult circumstances and your should rest in the fact that you have something eternally significant advice in an ever-changing and ever-difficult culture.

Think about these words (and the needs they represent) as you think about your events, emails, church sign, sermon, and all of your communication.


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