This is a wonderful summary of the sermon: "God's Answer for Your Anxiety."
Christopher wrote: I learned that I need to apply my will (the rudder) in my life and not let my feelings (the sails) guide or rule my life. I need to submit to the will of Jesus Christ and not worry about my circumstances.
The love of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is the antidote of fear. Now that is a new concept that I learned from this video, that is amazing to me, love will overcome all of my fears. I also learned that there are 6 reasons to fear. 1. Fear is a vision without hope,
2. Fear only travels to the worst-case scenario,
3. Fear turns us into false prophets,
4. Fear ruins relationships,
5. Fear makes us selfish,
6. Fear is like a demon spirit that has to be cast out.
I learned that there are two tracks one that is good and another that is pessimistic. I have to ask myself where is my focus?
God`s will is my rudder it will guide me, control me. I will trust the Lord, he will bring me where I need to go. I will need to override my emotions.
I need to replace worrying with praying. Philippians 4:6 " Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. NASB
Here is a new idea that was mentioned to me in this presentation: "We want resolution. What God want's is a relationship. He is more interested in having a relationship with us than anything else, eventually, he will help us deal with the problems but first, he wants us.
"We need to pray and let God worry". Martin Luther
We need to transfer our burdens to Jesus. Jesus says, "Come to me I will carry your burdens". Tell God what you want to let your request be made known to God. Philippians 4:6b
I need to read the Word of God to know what his will is, on other occasions, not often, he may speak to me.
God gives us peace: "And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your heart hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:7
The command that is the most repeated in Scriptures is:
FEAR NOT, 150 TIMES.
Jesus understands our fears, anxieties, and worries because he went through it all, we can go to the cross and share all our struggles and he will reply to us I know what you are going through give it to me at the cross and I will comfort you! You don't have to carry those burdens anymore because I already did at the cross for you and the human race.
@Jan-Kohlmann Jan I thought I recognized your name; it's so good to hear from you brother!
The Holy Spirit's work is so important isn't He? He directs us to the cross and helps us in our weakness, praying for us with words that we don't know to pray, and He seals us for all eternity. Oh how we do love the Holy Spirit, our Comforter and Guide!
We prayed for you this morning brother, and may the Lord richly bless you in His Word as you struggle with the illnesses.