“We serve a God who is not only powerful—not only does he have utter control of everything that’s going on in our lives—but we serve One who has tasted death on our behalf.”

Alasdair Groves taught a breakout session at TGC’s 2021 National Conference titled “Nothing Outside His Control,” as a response to the anxiety that is common to our human experience and amplified through current events.

Defining anxiety as “the reality that, in the fallen world, there will be suffering in our future,” Groves turned to Hebrews 2:7–9 to flesh out how we should address it. This passage clearly states that God is in full control of all things, but we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. Embracing those two truths, and holding them in tension, is key to rightly responding to anxiety in our lives.