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Freedom From Anxiety

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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August 11, 2021 8:00 am

Freedom From Anxiety

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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August 11, 2021 8:00 am

If God promised us peace, why are we still experiencing anxiety? Join Dr. Tony Evans as he shows us how the fact that we’re worried is a bigger problem than whatever we’re worried about.

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Kristin Mabel make Dr. Tony Evans talked about why we still experience anxiety God does lifestyle postings on first priority is celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the Trinity.

Dr. Evan says the fact that were worried can be a bigger problem than whatever we're worried about.

Let's join him as he explains today I want to talk you about another kind of freedom, one that we all need I needed you needed that freedom from anxiety, freedom from anxiety or use the more popular term freedom from worry some of us were other people worry others to death. But we all all face this make around our minds and our emotions that immobilize us called where he has plenty to worry about. Some people worry about the financial situation. I could be there job the bills paying the rent. Things that have to do with material and financial responsibility and you are worried about going to be able to send my kids to college of life going to be able to meet my obligations. This financial worry. Others worried about health issues, health issues can produce worry and now you not only have to worry about was wrong you not to worry about the medicine you use the make it right to the use of the medicine might make you sick and other ways while it fixes whatever you took it for Megan got word about the Sigler thing I worry about the stuff to fix the thicknesses we were about terrorism worry about what people think you can be controlled by the impressions and impact of others where he can go on and on and on and on and on. Become a vice grip around him. I'm a man said if I have to worry about one more thing is going take me two weeks to get to it because I've accumulated so much to worry about another gentlemen just couldn't take it anymore and he said I will pay you said to Fran I will pay you $1000 if you will do my worrying for me man said okay I'll take that.

I'll take that I'll take your word for you. Where's where the thousand dollars.

Samantha was the first thing you gotta worry about. So in one form or another. We all challenged with this thing called where he in Matthew chapter 6 in Scripture that was read in your hearing today.

Jesus wants to tell you something to Jesus tell you some verse 25 first live.

For this reason I say to you do not worry, verse 31.

Do not worry. Verse 34.

So do not worry three times in this passage Jesus wants to tell the family about clip of those were gathered in our service today.

It stop it.

Look at your neighbor and say stop it. They can't get mad at you, you just quote Jesus. Jesus just said stop it, stop worrying. Three times he says stop worrying. If Jesus command you to stop something and you keep doing it. It's a sin. Therefore, it's a sin to where he if whatever you outline about today you are sinning against the Savior. Every time you worry about. He says don't know stop it right the first question. That is what is worry what is worry some of us try to make it seem better without them out worried. I'm just concerned.

The Greek word used here for worry was a word that used for the unfriending of a government so that there was a detachment account range because the threads of the garment were coming out thought meant to be detached all unraveling you are well worrying when your circumstances are unraveling you to where he met to be controlled by the circumstance so that they dictated to you, your well-being. How is that different big concern. The fundamental difference from legitimate concern and legitimate concern or anxiety.

Wary is the issue of Watson control concern. You're in control of the terminal on you shut off wary it's in control of you worry tells you whether you will sleep tonight or not worry tells you whether you have a migraine headache or not. Worry dictates to you whether you will stay mad and angry or not the level. Worry reveals the size of your faith. If you worry all the time is because you have faith little of the time your expectations alone because you really haven't studied what God has done in nature and all major depends on God and the means he's provided to provide say okay okay I got it. God's got already built in the system is already working the birds can testify. Flowers can testify. Okay, we want to do pass was not want me to do because I'm tired of worry in a pot of Excedrin. I'm tired of Excedrin PM so I can go to sleep on time that I'm tired of worrying verse 31. Do not wear even say what will we eat all what will we drink, or what will we wear clothing for the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things once it's gone somewhere give you a one hour yacht, you're no better than a pagan word Gentile refers to unbelievers, pagans, even You love Jesus and you was wearing your coworker about being laid off. You love Jesus and you as words as a non-Christian Mabel about how you will make it.

You are no better than the Gentiles better than the atheist you know better than the people who don't know God don't believe in God not look at the God you are absolutely no better than them because you're talking like, do all these things the Gentiles seek, but you know you have made all of these things missing some about these things. Things the necessities of life, says, don't go around worrying about how the necessities of life, not saying be a responsible thing. Don't worry about the necessity of life going to be covered is our problem. We have come to the necessities of life with the extras of life we want God to me and what we want him to do with him to want and get mad at God not leaning on me that really are not for me wants like the Gentiles, and we say. Which means we don't pray We work all the time we doing jobs. If we can't come the charge working six days seven days and we become like they gave and break it. God said I would take if you have the right brown but you don't give me a chance to take care of you. So we're living from the mouth. We can we truly exist because we have inverted needs and wants. I made a new car know if the one you have is working you want a new, not the wrong 1 ounce. But if his stomach calls on your back and legs have been for you if you skip God. God's way and jump to our one and call it.

Don't be surprise if you're blaming God the senses of life.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you keyword first first reason why we stay worried as a lifestyle is that first things on first priorities and women spiritual priority expect to see God come through you worry because you're not budget, not the first thing the first keepers of God and his righteousness that meets the standard. His will his way. His word you will be amazed what you see when I'm become first when you stop believing me was left over.

Dr. Evans will be right back with a look at what God wants to start adding to our lives. When he continues this message from his brand-new CD compilation Tony Evans top 40. It contains 40 of the most hard-hitting life-changing lessons.

He's taught in his ministry's 40 year history.

It includes messages on our authority as believers. The importance of being authentic. How to discover the beauty and brokenness. Understanding God's timing and much more.

And right now we are offering you volumes one and two is for volume collection as our gift when you come alongside Tony's ministry and help see us through the summer with a generous contribution.

Please visit Tony Evans.org. While the special offer is still available. Make your donation letter sent you all 20 lessons and Tony Evans top 40 volumes one and two, along with his booklet and was almost a lost art in today's church. Fasting you discover why it's such an effective way to get rid of some of the burdens and baggage we carry through life making arrangements to get the special double resource package before time runs out you can do that today it Tony Evans.org or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222. Repeat our contact information later on after part two of today's lesson coming up right after this coming November Church of Jesus Christ traveling with Dr. Tony Evans as he retraces the life and human journey of the greatest being to ever walk this earth over here in Capernaum place where Jesus did most of his miracles is in this place demonstrated truly is the son of God traveled streets and synagogues think Jesus want and physical locations were some of the most powerful events in the Bible took place in like that much of what we read about in Galilee have the right journey with Jesus in theaters November 15, 16th and 17th. Dr. Tony Evans.org patient showtimes no Sabbath would establish to give one day when you didn't try to earn money. That was the one that we can try to earn money called the Sabbath, even God didn't skip this on the seventh day he rested because he was tired he rest because he will do nothing else to think they think he wants so bad. So God says you can leave but you can work hard you could go out there do you think is the biggest one day when you're not trying to make anything happen you not try to cut any because you you are just resting in what God has allowed you to do.

Those are the six dates you are trusting him to work to multiply one of the things the Scripture says on 127 he gives his beloved sleep for he knows that you have need of these things and look what he says in verse 33 says all these things will be added to you all together and what you're trying to make He'll bring it to you still connected to you a blocking.blocking God's and when doing is creating subtraction that we got bad attitudes with many people all the time. He frustrated because some people we doing all this comes with anything we not doing it his way. We doing our way and asking him the blessed mother was as though we have the key of the kingdom and with standards, and the six abounds that a road hungry hungry but every body was me you want to do something for because it's always a question have to be answered. What you hungry for see if I give you money without knowing what you hungry foe that may be a bad investment because if you food then will be okay if I say let's go to see that that's money is money for great get your money if that's what you told me you get what you hungry foe get the rest of the story to do with what I need the phone you just made me me me me me me me me the story are you talking to again to close God says in Jeremiah, Scripture, usually when you prone the word 17th versus seven, eight, Jeremiah 1770 and I will remove your anxiety, dropped it would drop me me Lorraine. No rain, no agriculture, no agriculture, no food, no food, you stuff.

So when it's not raining for long period of time you get scared panic would have arranged for long.

Remove your wary in a recession and a depression we don't know where stuff is coming from.

I will calm your mind as says in Isaiah chapter 26 verse three and forth. I will keep you much with the steadfast mind whose mind is stayed upon me when your company sends you somewhere they pay for what I do all things we want to know what a king will pick up the tab. Because God is not.

We ask that you that's not what I want done. That's not how I wanted done.

That's not what I wanted to say I'm not mad at me, I don't believe you answer. He says, so do not worry about tomorrow. Most of us are being crucified between two thieves yesterday and the regrets of yesterday the uncertainty of demolished and we still got to deal with the trouble of the day. He says don't know from all these things might happen tomorrow am I going to make it tomorrow. This is when you borrow from withdrawal from the bank of tomorrow, you increase the burden of today so you reached into tomorrow. Brought it back today with what you play today what will just plan for tomorrow the Bible are planning you can plan what you do about tomorrow.

You can't worry about tomorrow, because the only thing you know they give us this day our dad Brad God is only guaranteeing you. You may know that you are right about yesterday, today, tomorrow, today I will all know. Thanks, today, tomorrow, stuff tomorrow. When you get will be trying to tell you, you insulted your father when you were the flowers didn't trust her. So God will only servicing the children of Israel in the wilderness and was the only one that little boy with women and children in John's life when you don't know. I don't know, as we learned today. The antidote for anxiety is trust, but trusting God for the little things. Doesn't matter if we have entrusted them with the biggest thing of all our eternal future. We have been part of life in order.

That's when we experience what the Bible calls peace that passes understanding. Let Tony explain how you can find that peace today is it Tony Evans.org follow the link that says Jesus check out his video download the free follow-up resources. Those few moments can change your life and don't forget today's message is part of our four volume audio compilation Tony Evans top 40 and volumes one and two of this brand-new collection. Yours is our thank you gift when you help support Tony's work with your contribution. Get details before time runs out it Tony Evans.org or you can also find a huge selection of life-changing resources and sign up for his free weekly email devotional again that's Tony Evans.org or call our 24 hour resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222. The Declaration of Independence talks about the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but pursuing something is no guarantee will find it tomorrow. Dr. Evans will have some advice on how to make our pursuit of God more productive. I hope you will be with the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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