Hi, this is Greg Mohr form Charis Bible College in Woodland Park, Colorado. This is God Today. I want to talk to you today about being anxious for nothing. Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests made known to God. The peace of God that passes all understanding will keep your hearts and minds through Jesus christ. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, just, pure, lovely, good report, think on these things.”
You know, He didn’t tell us just don’t worry. He told us how not to worry. I have been in ministry for 40 years and I have found that people allow themselves and their hearts to be filled with anxiety, filled with worry. You know, worry has never helped anyone or anything at any time. He tells us here, three things that we can do to avoid or overcome worry. 1) He says to pray. Not just pray about your problem, but come to Jesus and have your cares cast over on Him. Get your concerns cast over on Him. Matthew 11:28 says, “Jesus said, ‘Come to me those of you who are labored and heavy ladened. I will give you rest for your souls.’”
First of all, pray. Get in the presence of God. Get your cares over on the Lord. Secondly, thank. Be thankful for what you have. Too many times we are worrying about what other people are thinking about us. If you really knew how little they thought about you, you wouldn’t worry at all. Thank God for what He has done for you. Thank God for His faithfulness. If you are married, thank God that anybody would live with you.
Number 3 is: think. Change those thoughts of dread, and fear, and concern – whether it is finances, or your marriage, or your health. Exchange that with words that are God’s words. Words of life, words from His word. He gives you here several things to think about. The peace of God then will kick into gear. That is exactly what He said here. You know, the Bible says in every book of the New Testament except one, it says “grace and peace, grace and peace, grace and peace”. What does that mean? Grace and peace go together like Greg and Janice (I am married to Janice), like peas and carrots. You know what else it means? When you have left peace you have left grace. It is not to condemn you, it is a barometer to let you know, “Listen, you are moving outside the will of God.” God has peace for you today. I want to bless you today with this peace.
Father, in Jesus’’ name, I release peace and freedom from worry and anxiety to your precious, precious saints, in Jesus’ name. Amen.