Presentation on theme: "We torment ourselves with (or suffer from) disturbing thoughts; …to fret."— Presentation transcript:
we torment ourselves with (or suffer from) disturbing thoughts; …to fret
Famous quotes A.Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night B.The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work C.Don't worry about what's ahead. Just go as far as you can go - from there you can see farther D.People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold E.We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives F.Worrying never did anyone any good
daily provisions - employment - the future - life & death - health -personal/family relationships - pleasing people - finances, interest rates, stock market - sharing their faith - etc. etc. etc. etc….. What are things people worry about today?
The Advice of the world Its a waste of time Dont believe the situation is real It may never happen Take control Buy enough insurance for everything Laugh your troubles away bite the bullet It might get better Stay busy get your mind off it Have another drink See a therapist It will be over soon Dont worry…
Christian attitude dealing with worry Ps. 37:1-7 1st - Trust (vs 3) –Trust is another word for faith The Christian life begins in faith Eph 2:8-9, Rom 5:1 Without faith it is impossible to please God Heb 11:6 –Christians are to live by faith Rom 1:17 –The peace of God comes through faith Eph 4:6-7
Christian attitude dealing with worry Ps. 37:1-7 2nd - Delight (vs 4) –To delight is to take pleasure We are to take great pleasure in the Lord Our walk with Him is to be our delight –What gives us pleasure reveals the reality of our faith If money is our delight, we will worry at the thought of losing it If success is our delight we will worry at the thought of failure When Christ is our delight we will find pleasure in reading His word and in prayer
Christian attitude dealing with worry Ps. 37:1-7 3rd - Commit (vs 5) –To commit is to entrust something to another person We are to entrust (commit) our way to the Lord We are to give Him our trials and treasures, our todays and tomorrows –At the point of baptism we entrust (commit) our souls to Christ –We can safely entrust (commit) our future to Him
Christian attitude dealing with worry Ps. 37:1-7 4th - Rest (vs 7) –To rest is to relax completely –Christians are to relax in the love and care of Christ Why then are there so many anxious Christians? How can we fret (worry) when the future is in His loving hands –Resting in Jesus brings peace in daily life
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