Touching Our Lives

Session #9

• Principles
What principles were strongly impressed on you today? Circle the most significant ones.

  • Overcome Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God - a bookEvery worry is rooted in a lie about God.
  • Prayer is a time of bringing God's Word to shine on our lives as we bring our concerns before Him.
  • Affirming God's truths is the way we declare God's truth which is relevant to our situation.
  • A person's request and his assessment of his situation need to be connected.
  • Jesus teaches truth to build up our trust.
    (1) Our souls are more important than our possessions. (6:25)
    (2) God really cares for our bodies (6:26)
    (3) Worrying is senseless (6:27) I can trust God.
    (4) God's design to care for our lives is simply awesome. (6:28-30)
  • Unless we sincerely ask the Lord for help we will never be able to overcome our worries.
  • Anxieties are the fuel which feed the fears of our basic insecurities in life.
  • The root cause of worry is that we did not trust God as we should for some perceived need of our hearts.
  • When we seek the Lord's will first, God gives us assurance that He will care for our other needs.
  • When we note worried symptoms, we need to immediately deal with the worry.
  • Detect and reject refer to the way one exposes the truths of God to the different lies we hae believed.
  • Humanism is the idol of trusting in oneself.

• Applications

  • What things have I tolerated Worry to 'steal' from my life?
  • Will I pray through each worry until I have found its root lie and defamation against God?
  • Agree with God about his standards and how you have fallen. Honestly tell Him how you have doubted His care for you.

• Testimony
What one or two special lessons, stories, illustrations, warnings, etc. can I share with others that might encourage their faith?

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