Sunday, April 28, 2024

Strongholds “Worry”



Genesis 15:1-6: 16:1-16; 21:1-7 (CSB)

When our spirit of self-control turns into a controlling spirit, we fall prey to one of the classic strongholds to spiritual growth.

Key Truth: “Eliminating obstacles to faith clears a pathway to live The Jesus Way.”

- Worry- “To torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; to fret.”

- Key differences between worry and anxiety:

·      Worry tends to reside in our minds. Anxiety affects both body and mind

·      Worry is specific. Anxiety is more generalized… 

·      Worry is ground in reality. Anxiety is marked by catastrophic thinking… 

·      Worry is temporary. Anxiety is longstanding… 

·      Worry doesn’t impair function. Anxiety does…

- Henry Ford Livewell, 08/21/20

Main Question: How does worry hinder us from trusting God and what can be done about it?

1.    God’s promises are true(Genesis 15:1-6)


2.    Worry happens when we doubt God’s promises(Genesis 16:1-16)


3.    God can move us from worry to faith(Genesis 21:1-7)

After the Message: Read Philippians 4:6-7. What is bringing worry or anxiety to your heart and mind? Will you pray this scripture and trust in God’s overwhelming peace?




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