“If you’re [listening to this podcast] right now, I’m assuming you’re clawing your way through hell, or you have in the past, or you know someone who is. I don’t know where you are—buried under blankets in a dark room, sitting on a bus with your body stiff as steel, gripping a steering wheel like your life depended on it—but I don’t judge. I’ve been in the worst of places with my anxiety. I also don’t know how you are—whether this is a “good” day or a “bad” day, whether your anxiety seems distant like a memory or coiled around your neck like seventy-pound boa constrictor—but I promise I have something you need to hear in this book [podcast]. When it’s all boiled down, the message is plain and simple: your anxiety is not accidental. It’s doing something in you; it’s working. And once you find out how, you’ll never see it the same way again…” These words, taken from Pierce Taylor Hibbs’ “Struck Down but Not Destroyed: Living Faithfully with Anxiety”, are an invitation from Pierce to Christians into his own world of suffering, anxiety, pain, etc. and to not merely do the best we can to reduce and minimize the pain and discomfort (the default assumed approach is “symptom reduction” or “deliverance” as the norm and presupposed goal), but to “Roll into your anxiety, as if it were a wave. It may roll you, but you’ll roll back stronger”. Listen in and be stregnthed to look to Christ in your suffering.