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July 2, 2022 12:00 pm
In this episode of Encouraging Prayer James Banks and Robby Dilmore discuss how to deal with the anxiety and stress of this world.
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This is Rodney from the masculine journey podcast. We explored manhood within Jesus Christ your chosen Truth Network podcast starting in just a few seconds. Sit back and enjoy it. Sure, most of all, thank you for listening and choosing The Truth Podcast Network. This is the Truth Network encouraging prayer, God offers an open invitation for his people to talk with him at any time about anything on encouraging prayer Dr. James Banks, author of the best-selling peripheral and many other books on prayer provides weekly physical insight help you learn to love and now encouraging prayer anxiety really tucked away in Scripture almost right in the middle of the Bible right James the middle of the Bible: 183 before the longest chapter of the Bible. Psalm 119 which I should tell her listeners.
Robbie has been memorized and I may think, and the shortest Psalm 117, which is just to reverse but actually where were going to a little after over 31. It starts with these words.
My heart is not proud. Lord, my eyes are not haughty, I do not concern myself with great matters, or things too wonderful for me.
David wrote that didn't yes he did. We don't know for sure when you wrote it, but scholars tend to land on two possible times when Saul was hunting him to take his life and he was wrongfully accused of wanting to overthrow the king you know and being full of himself or when he brought the ark of the covenant back to Jerusalem and he was dancing before the Lord, that he was criticized by his wife Saul's daughter McCall for doing it. Basically she said it made him look like a commoner service one or the other of those times perhaps, but we don't know for sure this also starts out a prayer right he's talking to God and tells him you know that his heart's not too proud and not some wow if you think about that and be able to say that to God. Now you know what I know and I pray that I can really get convicted because all of a sudden I think about this when you realize that this is coming from someone as great as David II think it shows you part of his greatness really was humility because he isn't filled with himself. So true. But let's go back to where we started. The antidote for anxiety because so many people struggle that they really do second verse makes clear what David's approach was right, but I have called and quieted myself I'm like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child, I am content so remember. Again, this is a prayer. David is talking to God and that you know what he says he doesn't concern himself with things too wonderful for him. That's really a reference to God. It's the same word wonderful that used elsewhere in the Bible to speak of God's wonders, so what is really doing is saying God, you are enough for me.
You are more than enough reference to a weaned child is interesting you think mom unit with a breast-feeding baby and when he starts get older is always hungry looking at, you know, never at rest, so it's really a picture of the human heart is what what David is basically saying God I don't want you for what you can do for me. I will love you for you and that's really a place of spiritual maturity. All he wants is a relationship with God, for God and what's telling here is because the human heart is so restless.
He also has to calm himself hurriedly distracted so we have to stop and calm and quiet herself and just be with God love him and be content in him. That's why the last verse in there just three Masson says put your hope in God forever.
This really comes down to what were living yeah it does and who's in charge and that's where the antidote for anxiety comes in.
If it were in charge. There is no rest, no break.
Everything is up to you. It's all on you so true David is keeping his heart on God, my cousin had prayed you keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because interstate on you.
I miss one thing that matters more than anything else, because, if any, of everything is going wrong in the world which still have God even if your life and