Today’s Sunday School lesson was just too good to not share
Everyone has at one time in his life or will some time . . . worry—pretty much a fact of life. Even Paul was worried about Titus not being in Troas when he arrived (II Cor. 2:12-13)—“I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus, my brother.” Since it’s a given, how do we combat it when it creeps in?
Number one: Confess it—it’s a sin to worry. It’s a cancer that should be gone after aggressively! When we worry we are letting our emotions control us when it should be that we are controlling our emotions.
Number two: Change your unbiblical thoughts by:
- Praying intellectually to God with requests AND pray with thanksgiving LISTING your blessings!!
- Program your mind, your thinking–Philippians 4:6-9
- Is it spiritually true?
- Is it honorable to God?
- Is it just, right—not sinful?
- Is it pure, decent, moral?
- Is it lovely? Sacrificial for the sake of others?
- Is it of good report? Admirable
- Does it have virtue? Morally excellent?
- Is it worthy of praise?
Verse 8: THINK –
- Present tense (active)
- Middle voice (passive)
- Imperative mood
- God’s sovereignty
- God’s care
- God’s music
- God’s Word
- Bible reading
- Memory verses
- 3×5 card reminders
- Christian Biographies
- Fellowship of saints!!
Verse 9: DO — Practice (habitually) Biblical obedience
Number three: The result will be that God will send peace to your emotions.