Defining Moments Part 3 - Dealing With Anxiety

June 3, 2018

 

In this message you will learn: The problem is not that you have problems.

Matthew 6:25-33

25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 

33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

5 Steps to Overcoming Worry

1. Give up control.

2. Take your worries to God. 

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”1 Peter 5:7

  • The best way to learn not to worry about anything is to pray about everything.

3. Listen and respond.. 

4. Never worry alone.

  • Peace and Fear are both contagious.

5. Focus on the care and love of God.