25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. NIV
1. Anxiety and worry are _______ __________ for everyone.
2. Worry doesn’t _____, so Christians do something _____.
3. Christians are a part of a different ________, so our focus is on _____.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm. NKJV
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. NIV
31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” NIV
Matthew 14:15, 17
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”…
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. NIV
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. NIV
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. NIV
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. NIV
1 Peter 2:11
11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. NIV
8 ways to deal with worry:
1. Keep a worry diary.
2. Evaluate your worry categories.
3. Take your worries to Jesus.
4. Leave your worries with Jesus.
5. Recruit a worry army.
6. Become a worry slapper.
7. Understand God’s Manna plan.
8. Let God your goal.