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Worry and anxiety

Introduction a. Jesus gives us peace but anxiety and worry removes it b. Jesus came to remove our worries and anxiety c. Some minds are like waves in the sea, never at peace d. Worry is the sign of the time Matt 6:25-34 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 important than food, and the body more important 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 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies 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, O 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. What is worry and anxiety? 1. Worry is the interest we pay on tomorrow's troubles.

2. Concern about what you eat drink and wear etc. Care of the world Worry is sin 1. 2. 3. It is a command like any other Phil 4:6, Matt 6:25, 31, 34 Idol worship Allowing something else to control your life

4. Taking Gods place I am going to handle instead of giving the care to God What does it do? Physical and Mental problems 1. Reason for many sicknesses 2. Saps out your energy physical and mental Spiritual strength is drained 1. Little Faith faith cannot be exercised 2. Jesus calls them pagans they are fatherless 3. Cares choke the WORD Matt 13:22-23 22 The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. a. Listening to Gods word may short circuit due to worry 2

b. Unproductive lives c. Mere work alone does not mean you are productive 4. Opens door for fear 5. Demonic activity The way out 1. Call it sin and confess it to the Lord 2. Take your hands off the problem etc. etc from being God 3. Humble and give it over to Jesus 1 Peter 5:6-7 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 4. Prayer and petition with thanksgiving - peace of God will reign Phil 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 5. Lay your treasure in heaven be haven conscious Matt 6: 19 -21 6. Seek His kingdom and His righteousness Matt 6:33 3