Should I Worry About This? Should I Worry About This?

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  • Should I Worry About This?

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!Reality is not always what we perceive to be true.Many a battle has been lost by a superior foe simply because fear made them think that their worries had come true.God allowed His people to be taken captive and to live in fear to bring about their repentance. (Deut 28:64-67)

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!Deuteronomy 28:64-67 - " Then the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known -- wood and stone. 65 "And among those nations you shall find no rest, nor shall the sole of your foot have a resting place; but there the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and anguish of soul.

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!66 "Your life shall hang in doubt before you; you shall fear day and night, and have no assurance of life. 67 "In the morning you shall say, 'Oh, that it were evening!' And at evening you shall say, 'Oh, that it were morning!' because of the fear which terrifies your heart, and because of the sight which your eyes see.

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!Living in worry and fear is indeed a hell on earth. Our God offers us peace! (Isa 57:19-21)

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts! If we could see what is really true we could live a life of peace!

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!Isaiah 57:19-21 - "I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "And I will heal him." 20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, When it cannot rest, Whose waters cast up mire and dirt. 21 "There is no peace," Says my God, "for the wicked."

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!If we could see what is really true we could live a life of peace!

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts! How often did Jesus teach this? (Lk 12:6-7, 32; Jn 14:27)

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!Luke 12:6-7 - "Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!Luke 12:32 - "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!It is very hard not to be stampeded into a panic. Some live in it!

  • We must constantly fight for the control of out thoughts!We can even acknowledge reality but still struggle with our fears. (Ex. Sleep study)

  • What is worry?merimnao AV - take thought 11, care 5, be careful 2, have care ; 1) to be anxious 1a) to be troubled with cares 2) to care for, look out for (a thing)

  • What is worry?The root idea is that of thoughts that produce burdens and trouble.Without faith in God it is not possible to logically eliminate worry. Jesus points out a simple but enormous truth for the believer! (Mt 10:29-32)

  • What is worry?Matthew 10:29-32 - "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. 30 "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 "Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 " Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.

  • What is worry?The great challenge we face is to choose faith over worry. We must choose to focus our minds upon God and His promises!We can create a world of doubt that can make us cowards. We must fight this emotional reality. (1 Pt 1:13)

  • What is worry?1 Peter 1:13 - Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

  • What is worry? The essence of worry . . . is the absence of thought, a failure to think. Faith teaches me the difference between what God wants me to do and what God will do. In other words we need to accept the things we cannot change. (1 Cor 3:6-7)

  • What is worry?1 Corinthians 3:6-7 - I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.

  • What is worry?Worry then accomplishes nothing but pain!We need the answer to one question: Is God with me?When that question is answered and obeyed then all is well! (1 Pt 3:13)

  • What is worry?1 Peter 3:13 - And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?

  • What is worry?We all have a load limit. God knows. Will you trust Him? (Mt 6:33-34)

  • What is worry?Matthew 6:33-34 - "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

  • What is worry?One is given strength to bear what happens to one, but not the one hundred and one different things that might happen.

  • Things I must not worry about.I must not worry about who will be the leader of our country.Our God rules in the nations and will bring up leaders this country deserves. God will do what is best for salvation. (Rev 2:26-27)

  • Things I must not worry about.Revelation 2:26-27 - "And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations -- 27 'He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter's vessels' -- as I also have received from My Father;

  • Things I must not worry about.Our role is very limited. Stop worrying!

  • Things I must not worry about.I must not worry about how I will pay the bills.

  • Things I must not worry about.The Lord tells us to work and be content with what we have. (Lk 3:14; 1 Tim 6:6-8)

  • Things I must not worry about.Luke 3:14 - Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, "And what shall we do?" So he said to them, "Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages."

  • Things I must not worry about.1 Timothy 6:6-8 - Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

  • Things I must not worry about.We can stop worrying and look to the promises of God. (Heb 13:5-6)

  • Things I must not worry about.Hebrews 13:5-6 - Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." 6 So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"

  • Things I must not worry about.I must not worry about what others think of me.

  • Things I must not worry about.Some have allowed themselves to become slaves of others because of fear of others thoughts! (Ex. Mothers and their children) (2 Pt 2:18)

  • Things I must not worry about.2 Peter 2:18 - For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.

  • Things I must not worry about.When you treat others as a Christian should you do not have to beat yourself up over how they react! (1 Pt 4:16, 19)

  • Things I must not worry about.1 Peter 4:16 - Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.

  • Things I must not worry about.1 Peter 4:19 - Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

  • Things I must not worry about.I must not worry about my health.What does Jesus want us to do? We are to be stewards over our bodies.There is much however we can do nothing about. (Lk 21:16-19)

  • Things I must not worry about.Luke 21:16-19 - "You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. 17 "And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. 18 "But not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19 "By your patience possess your souls.

  • Things I must not worry about.I must not worry about the well being of my family.

  • Things I must not worry about.There is a proper burden we bear when having a family! (1 Cor 7:32-35)

  • Things I must not worry about.1 Corinthians 7:32-35 - But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord -- how he may please the Lord. 33 But he who is married cares about the things of the world -- how he may please his wife.

  • Things I must not worry about. When we have done all God has told us to then we must give it to God!Some grieve over children who never obey the gospel. What should they do?

  • How to build a faith that overcomes worry.I must eliminate things that build worry and chokes faith! (Mk 4:19)

  • How to build a fait