Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer & supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray.
Let petitions & praises shape your worries into prayers,
Let God know your concerns.
Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness,
everything coming together for good,
will come & settle us down.
It’s wonderful what happens when Christ
displaces worry at the center of our life.
Worry & fret is distracting,
anxiety harms our ability to prioritize,
When we’re stressing we’re untrusting & discontent
Anxiety is a stress response & can give us physical symptoms –
headaches, nausea, tense muscles, trembling, sweating, heart palpitations,
backache, Sleeplessness, agitation, shrill reactions & the list goes on & on.
The psalmist feared God’s being silent or forsaking him.
He was pummeled by the scorn of man.
But he always found the silver lining to his worry –
His silver lining was gratitude, so he was thankful in everything
His silver lining was praise & worship, so he exalted & adored The Lord Jesus
His silver lining was trust, so he cast all his cares, burdens & stresses on God
His silver lining were promises, so he became a remembrancer
In the royal court the King appointed remembrancers.
The job of the remembrancer was to remind the King
of all of the promises He had made to his people.
This motivated the King to follow through & be faithful to his promises.
God wants us to remind Him of His promises
God wants us to remind Him of Jesus (so we come to Him in Jesus name)
The Good Samaritan treated the wounds of the man beaten by robbers Luke 10:25-37
Paul commended Timothy because he cared for the welfare & needs of others Phil 2:19-23
Jesus uses us to care for others & He uses others to care for us.
JESUS CARES… WHEN WE ARE BURDENED
YES HE CARES… WHEN WE’RE ALL ALONE
YES HE CARES… WHEN WE’RE IN MISERY
OH, HE CARES… HE CARES FOR US
AND HE CARES… WHEN WE’RE DISCOURAGED
HE’S CONCERNED… SO EARNESTLY
JESUS CARES… WHEN WE’RE IN SORROW
WHEN OUR PAIN… IS HARD TO BEAR
AND HE CARES… ABOUT EACH SITUATION
IT’S SO GOOD TO KNOW… HE’S THERE
WHEN OUR DAYS… ARE DARK AS NIGHT
HE’LL BE THERE… TO MAKE IT RIGHT