Hi, this is Greg Mohr from Charis Bible College in Woodland Park, Colorado. And 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 be made known to God, and the peace of God that passes all understanding will keep your hearts and mind 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. But he told us how not to worry. I’ve been in ministry for 40 years and I found that people allow themselves to be filled – their hearts filled with anxiety, filled with worry. You know, worry has never helped anyone or anything at any time. And he tells us here, three things that we can do to avoid or overcome worry.
Number one, he says to pray, not just pray about your problem, but come to Jesus and get your cares cast over on Him. Get your concerns over on Him. Matthew 11:28 says, Jesus said, “Come to Me, those of you who labor and are heavy-laden, and I’ll give you rest for your souls.” So first of all, pray, get in the presence of God, get your cares over on the Lord.
Then secondly, thank – you know, be thankful for what you have. Too many times we’re 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, but thank God for what He’s done for you. Thank God for His faithfulness. If you’re married, thank God that anybody would live with you.
And then number three is think. Just exchange those thoughts of dread and fear and concern – whether it’s finances or your marriage or your health, and 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 and the peace of God, then, will kick into gear. That’s 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’m married to Janice, like peas and carrots. You know what else it means? That when you’ve left peace, you’ve left grace. And it’s not to condemn you. It’s just a barometer to let you know, listen, you’re moving outside of the will of God. God’s got 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.