In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Matthew 6:34, Isaiah 43:4, 46:3, Psalm 32:8
There is a difference between worry and concern. There are certain things every day that you need to be legitimately concerned about. There is a difference between being carefree and careless. This message is not talking about legitimate concerns. We are talking about illegitimate worry. Concern focuses on the present. Worry is attached to the future. Jesus took this fear head on when He said, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" (Matthew 6:34). In this message, Dr. Merritt walks through how we can keep anxiety in our lives to a minimum.
"Even when you didn't know there was a God, He was watching out for you. In fact, you don't even know all the trials and tragedies you've missed, because God was taking care of you." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: fear, anxiety, tension, worry, concern, New Testament
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.