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www.PulpitNetwork.com How To Cope With Anxiety Philippians 4:6-8 By: Robert A. Randolph
How To Cope With Anxiety How do you cope with anxiety? Some people suffer from anxiety and depression. Sometimes they have to seek counseling or take medication to cope with major disorders. As we begin this study, it is important establish that there is nothing wrong with seeking help from a skill and knowledgeable professional. Jesus said: "They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick (Matthew 9:12, KJV)." The purpose of this lesson is to show that the word of God has an answer to anxiety.
How To Cope With Anxiety How do you cope with anxiety? Paul writes a letter of encouragement to the Christians in Philippi from prison. It is sobering to think that someone who is incarcerated would be encouraging those who are free. In this case, Paul was in prison; but, he was free in Christ. If you are free in your inner being, no one can enslave you. Paul understood this. He tells the Philippians to not be anxious for any reason. Why could they have this state of mind? They could cope with anxiety and any present distress through Jesus.
How To Cope With Anxiety Keys to coping with anxiety. Powerful Prayer Life Positive Thought Life
Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
How To Cope With Anxiety Powerful Prayer Life (v. 6,7) Don't be anxious about nothing. How? Make your request to God in every situation through: Prayer Petition Thanksgiving
How To Cope With Anxiety Powerful Prayer Life (v. 6,7) What are the results: God will give you peace. God's peace will guard your heart and mind.
How To Cope With Anxiety Powerful Prayer Life (v. 6,7) No matter the situation, we should communicate with God and seek His guidance and comfort.
Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
How To Cope With Anxiety Positive Thought Life (v. 8) We should think on things that are: True Noble Right Pure Lovely Admirable
How To Cope With Anxiety Positive Thought Life (v. 8) The way we think is connected to anxiety. Many of us need to change the way we think from the negative to the positive.
How To Cope With Anxiety Philippians 4:6-8 Overcome Through: A Powerful Prayer Life A Positive Thought Life