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1 Be Anxious for Nothing Philippians 4:4-13 God’s treatment for anxiety addresses the soul

2 Overcoming Anxiety Matthew 6:25; Philippians 4:6 Arm yourself with the mind of Christ, 1 Pet. 4:1-2Arm yourself with the mind of Christ, 1 Pet. 4:1-2 –Prepare your mind, Col. 3:1-3 Jesus faced times where anxiety could have been overwhelming, but He prevailed with godly fear & obedience (Heb. 5:7-8)Jesus faced times where anxiety could have been overwhelming, but He prevailed with godly fear & obedience (Heb. 5:7-8) 2

3 Overcoming Anxiety Matthew 6:25; Philippians 4:6 Mind of Christ versus anxious mind, Lk. 12:29Mind of Christ versus anxious mind, Lk. 12:29 –Doubts arise in the anxious heart (Lk. 24:38) –Produces agitated spirit (1 Sam. 16:14-16, 23) –Disruption of relationships With God, family, brethren…With God, family, brethren… 3

4 Overcoming Anxiety Matthew 6:25; Philippians 4:6 Cast all your care upon the Lord, 1 Peter 5:7Cast all your care upon the Lord, 1 Peter 5:7 –By being humble, 1 Pet. 5:5-6 (Jas. 4:10) –By keeping priorities of faith, Matt. 6:24-25, 30, 33 Overcoming anxiety is not a balancing act; it is a complete surrender of self, Matt. 6:24-25; Mk. 4:

5 Solutions to Anxiety Philippians 4:4-13 RAISE Right Focus Right Focus Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! (4:4) 5

6 Solutions to Anxiety Philippians 4:4-13 ATIENCE Graciousness, forbearance, pleasant Let your gentleness be known to all men. (4:5a) 6

7 Solutions to Anxiety Philippians 4:4-13 REPARATION Right Values and Priorities Right Values and Priorities The Lord is at hand. (4:5b) 7

8 Solutions to Anxiety Philippians 4:4-13 RAYER Result: Peace Result: Peace Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer… (4:6-7); Psa. 6 8

9 Solutions to Anxiety Philippians 4:4-13 ONDER Clear the Mind Clear the Mind …think on these things. (4:8) Eph. 4:20-24; Psa. 119:15 9

10 Solutions to Anxiety Philippians 4:4-13 RACTICE God of Peace with You God of Peace with You The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do… (4:9) 10

11 Solutions to Anxiety Philippians 4:4-13 HILANTROPHY Attend to Others Attend to Others …your care for me has flourished again… (4:10) 11

12 Solutions to Anxiety Philippians 4:4-13 OWER Cope & Overcome Cope & Overcome I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (4:11-13) 12

13 Principles to Remember to Overcome Anxiety God is in charge, Matt. 6:26, 30; Psa. 139:23-24God is in charge, Matt. 6:26, 30; Psa. 139:23-24 –He rules over all There are many things we cannot change, Matt. 6:27; Lk. 12:25-26There are many things we cannot change, Matt. 6:27; Lk. 12:25-26 –Not an excuse…a context for our lives –Time and chance, Eccl. 9:11 –Troubles always exist, Mk. 4:19 (14:7) 13

14 Principles to Remember to Overcome Anxiety You are accountable for yourself (not others), Matt. 6:31-33 (2 Cor. 5:10)You are accountable for yourself (not others), Matt. 6:31-33 (2 Cor. 5:10) You can’t change the past, Phil. 3:13-14You can’t change the past, Phil. 3:13-14 –You can repent & remove anxiety, 2 Cor. 7:9-11 –God will forgive the sins of the past, 1 Tim. 1:

15 Principles to Remember to Overcome Anxiety You can’t predict the future, Matt. 6:34You can’t predict the future, Matt. 6:34 –Tomorrow may never come (Jas. 4:14) –If tomorrow comes God will still be in charge, time and chance will still happen and you will still be responsible for yourself 15

16 Principles to Remember to Overcome Anxiety Don’t take it so personally! 2 Tim. 3:12; Matt. 5:10-12Don’t take it so personally! 2 Tim. 3:12; Matt. 5:10-12 –Elijah syndrome (1 Kgs. 19:9-10) –Consider Jesus (Heb. 12:3) –Things could be much worse! (Heb. 12:4; 11:35-40) 16

17 Be Anxious for Nothing “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” (Psalm 94:19) Rest from adversity, 94:12-13Rest from adversity, 94:12-13 God’s helpful mercy, 94:16-18God’s helpful mercy, 94:


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