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Freedom From Anxiety

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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December 8, 2021 7:00 am

Freedom From Anxiety

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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December 8, 2021 7:00 am

If God promised us peace, why are we still experiencing anxiety? In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans says that the fact that we’re worried is a bigger problem than whatever we’re worried about.

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You are not Christian you will make hundred 20 Evans talked about why we still experience anxiety. God promises as we stay lifestyle is that posting on first priority is about celebrating the faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. Dr. Evans is the fact that we're 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 Matt's freedom from anxiety, freedom from anxiety, or to use the more popular term freedom from worry some of us were in the death of the people worry others to back 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 worried 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 send my kids to college in March going to be able to meet my obligations. This is a financial worry.

Others worried about health issues, health issues can produce worry now you don't have to worry about was wrong you not to worry about the medicine you use the make it right, they tell you that the medicine might make you sick and other ways while it fixes whatever you took it for to make better to get worry about the signals they got were 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 worried can go on and on and on and on an old become a vice grip around him. I'm a man said if I have to worry about one more thing it will 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 Wesley 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. Those were gathered in our service today.

Stop it stop it. Look at your neighbor and say stop it. They can 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 it. He says don't know stop it right the first question and that is what is worry what is worry some of us try to make you feel 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 unravel. You are well worrying when your circumstances are unraveling you to worry met to be controlled by the circumstance so that they dictated to you, your well-being.

How is that different big concern different from legitimate concern and illegitimate concern or anxiety or wary is the issue of what's in control concern. You're in control of the terminal you shut off wary it's in control of you worry tell 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 of popularity reveals the size of your faith if you were right 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 of nature depends on God and the means he's provided to provide 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 will be due past was not want me to do because I'm kind of worrying about a Excedrin. I'm tired of Excedrin PM so I can go to sleep on time. That part of worrying verse 31, where even saying what will we eat or what will we drink, or what will we wear for clothing for the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things for you happily. Father knows that you need all these things. What's this we going somewhere give you a one hour yacht, you're no better than a pagan word Gentile refers the unbelievers, pagans, even You love Jesus and you is where if your coworker about being laid off. Don't you love Jesus and yours words as a non-Christian neighbor about how you will make. 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 talking like to says all these things the Gentiles seek, but you know you have need of these things about these things, what things the necessities of life, says, don't go around worrying about how the necessities of life to become responsible and don't worry about the necessity of life are going to be covered is our problem. We have confused the necessities of life with the extras of life we want God to me and what we want him to do with it until one and then get mad at God not leaning on me that really are not for me it's like the Gentiles, and we say. Which means we don't pray We work all the time we doing jobs if we can come to church, working six days seven days. We become like to get even break it. God said I would take if you have the right priority. But you don't give me a chance to take care of you and so we're living from week to week truly exist because we have inverted needs and wants.

I made a new car know what you have is working you will a new, not the wrong 1 ounce, but it is something close on your back and legs have been for you if you skip God. God's way and jump to our one and don't be surprise if you're blaming God, since it is a 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. Don't expect to see God come through you out worried because you're not, but you're not first thing the first safety first God and his righteousness at me for 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 look at what God wants to start adding to our lives.

When he returns for part two of today's message stay with us. Tony Evans 20 2120 messages this year and hope and something about things like having the well right now way to say thank you for your gift to help keep the ear of an alternative on the air in the Tony Evans. Remember, you get a total of 20 of Tony's most popular messages of the year, focusing on being empowered by the Holy Spirit. How to know God cares about you personally. Today's message freedom from anxiety get in touch with us today. Make your generous urine contribution letter sent you the best of Tony Evans, 20, 21, and as a special bonus will also include one of three additional resources for you to choose from any one of which can make a wonderful gift for a friend or family member. Get the details and make the arrangements it Tony or call our resource Center at one 800 832, 22 team members are standing by to help you day and night. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 right now Dr. Evans is back with more of today's message. The Sabbath was established 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 and the New Testament says you can choose whatever they want me to say that Matthew said the Old Testament was 76 but that must be in the rhythm of life. Even God didn't skip this on the seventh day he rested because he was tired he rest because he will do nothing else, he was finished everything else that happened had to happen because of what he had already done six days because what he did on the six days covered everything else but all of humanity for the rest of history, but rested and what he do he enjoyed what he did and said it was good. It was good. It was good and it was very good coverage on the sick, they pick you up so bad and show God says you can leave but you can work hard you could go out and do you think is but that has got to be just one day when you're not trying to make anything happen you not try to cut any deals you.

You are just resting in what God has allowed you to do and 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. But you know you did everything you could on the six dates everything that you are responsible to God. You did at first. 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 added to you. In other words, he'll make the connection. He'll add what you trying to force you add what you're trying to make He'll bring it to you still connected to you a blocking God blocking God addition and asked to stop doing is creating subtraction that we got bad attitude with many people all the time we frustrated because some people now 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 amounts that are wrote hungry hungry please for some money for something to eat. We've all seen that this was probably something bad was done, 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 for maybe a bad investment because if you food, then it all be okay if I say let's go to McDonald's for That's money is money for hungry and I want to get your money if that's what you want. Reports to get what you hungry fall to get the rest of the story to get what we don't do with what I consider valuable to God save the date of what I want the rest of the story you just made me me me and bless you skip me me me that something made me was the rest of the story are you talking to close God says in Jeremiah, Scripture, usually when you are prone to worry 17th versus seven, eight, Jeremiah 1770 God says, and I will remove your anxiety, dropped it would drop me a ring. 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 when you don't know where stuff is coming from. I will calm your mind as it 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 the people who want to do all things will want to know what a team will pick up the tab. Because God is saying that's not where I sent you. That's not what I want done. That's not how I wanted done. That's not what I wanted. That's not my thing, picking it up make you 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 tomorrow regrets of yesterday the uncertainty of tomorrow and we still got to deal with the trouble of the day.

He says no. From tomorrow, 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 today so now you got a deal with what you play today what will just okay to plan for tomorrow the Bible talk about planning, you can plan what you can do about tomorrow. You can worry about tomorrow, because the only thing you never take two 323 day.

Give us this day our dad Brad God is only guaranteeing you today, tomorrow, that you are right about yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Today I did know all the stuff you don't face today that tomorrow stuff tomorrow. When you get when you will be trying to tell you where he found that when you wary because you said the flowers didn't trust her and sounded God only service to the children of Israel in the wilderness with an email only one God Brad Davis and women and children, but a little boy with some sign that women and children that John and I will give them you don't know you don't know when you put them first.

Dr. Tony Evans with the most powerful antidote for anxiety are trusting God.

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