Today we will only cover two verses of Philippians. But those two verses deal with a subject of great importance to us all, worry. Worry seems to be most people’s favorite past time. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. But do you know that 70% of the things people worry about is actually false information or “fake news”? And the truth is that 85% of the things we worry about never happen.
We will discover that God has much to say about worry and its cure. May the Lord direct us to not only know His word but obey it, so that we can all find victory over not only our sins but our fears.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6–7, NKJV)
Jesus promised… “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.” (John 14:27, NKJV)
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ForMy yoke is easy and My burden is light.”” (Matthew 11:28–30, NKJV)
The Prophet Isaiah stated, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3, NKJV)
The opposite of worry is trust. The more we learn to trust the Lord with our lives, the less we will worry. The more we know God’s care and love for us, the more we will be able to rest in his love.
The Apostle Peter exhorted us… “Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6–7, NKJV)
Prayer, “Lord help us to know You better in order that we might trust You more and serve you more wholeheartedly.