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Freedom From Anxiety

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December 12, 2021 7:00 am

Freedom From Anxiety

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December 12, 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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Don't you love Jesus and you non-Christian you will make hundred 20 Evans talked about why we still experience anxiety. God promises as we stay on first priority is celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, mother 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 where some of us were in the death of the people were evidence 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 of much 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 to the use of the medicine might make you sick and other ways while it fixes whatever you took it for to make better together, 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 of 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 carriage 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 minutes 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 it you turn it on. 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 learn 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 God want me to do it on time to worry in a pot of 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 all what will we drink, or what will we wear for clothing. Okay, do not worry, saying you talk. Don't let your mouth reveal your unbelief. Don't let your mom say one of my go eat, drink, where one of my mouth asked that question Morrison can't answer because God says I've got the process bill. Don't speak wary into your life. She was just asking a question you're speaking the problem. Telling him something to worry about because, will make it. I don't economical make don't speak wary into your life seek worry it will be okay You were wearing okay and what my supposed to do when I'm supposed to do what he says for the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things for your heavenly 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, the heathen You love Jesus and you is where you live, your coworker about being laid off. Don't you love Jesus and yours well as a non-Christian neighbor about how you will make. You are no better than the Gentiles you 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 talking like this, do all these things the Gentiles seek. But I 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, not saying be a responsible and don't worry about the necessity of life going to be covered. Problem we have come to the necessities of life with the extras of life with you what God says to me, and what we want him to do with it until one and get mad at God not leaving 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. We can come to church every two working six days seven days and we become like we gave them a break. God said I would take if you have the right priority. 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 the one you have is working you want a new car, not the wrong 1 ounce. But if his stomach calls on your back and legs have been for, but if you skip God. God's way and jump to our one and call it may then don't be surprised if you're blaming God the senses of life we going somewhere your lovely father knows that you need these things, means watch. Okay, what do you need to change right now mate right now.

Not like what did Ray say I so go ahead and get mad in advance what 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 one would like the Bible seek not second third fourth fifth and six.

Now I kingdom the kingdom sleep when I use the kingdoms of America with democracy because we will handle kingdoms to well that's the only way God operates the only operate in a dictatorial manner will like dictatorships and that's one of the earth work for heaven Take majority rule in heaven. Can I ask Larry when I will treat him like a king, and it gave me mention the problem is we want Jesus we don't think Jesus will changes we want to make us feel good.

We want to Jesus that will bless us who want to Jesus that will answer our prayer that Jesus we will. We don't want to Jesus death.

So tell me what to do. Jesus, I will. And so that's what you don't get you don't get King Jesus, you don't get what the birds get to that. You can't expect a kings there were popular ugly head up. We don't want to king you will get in terms of addressing the needs in your life and that's why the debts won't go away. That's why the problems will go away. That's why the transformations won't come culturally societally in the family and the chart individual.

He says see you. God hates a second to last want to be addressed to you to talk to all your friends if you got what your friends think you probably were that were talking about what it will save we don't want to address what God requires of the Friday we give God was left over on the back. If they get mad at God seeking the kingdom of God. I was a financial blessing. Not willing to give them time to God first, seek you first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, let me to 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 2021 Saracen messages this message (something you won't find 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 heavens. 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 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. You know the Sabbath was established to give one day we didn't try to earn money. That was the one that we can try to earn money. Call the Sabbath and the New Testament says you can choose whatever they want to be the Sabbath doesn't have to be sent. The Old Testament was $0.70 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 the six days because what he did on the six days covered everything else but all of humanity for the rest of history, but feet rested and what did he do he enjoyed what he did and said it was good.

It was good. It was good and it was very good couple atomically to think they pick you up so bad. He enjoyed his hair.

God says you can leave but you can work hard, you can go out and do things, 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 in those other 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 you get 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.blocking God in and asked to stop doing is creating subtraction that we got bad attitude.

We manner people all the time and frustrated because some people now we doing all this because we can anything. Could we not doing it his way. We doing our way and asking him the blessing was as though we have the key of the kingdom and with standards, and she's about to set a road hungry hungry please for some money for something to eat. We've all seen that this was probably from time to sign up doesn't mean you want to do something for because it's always a question after being 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 will be okay if I say let's go to McDonald's see that money is money hungry you get your money if that's what you want reports you gave me, a fact which you can tell me the truth which will follow the rest of the story know whether to do with what I consider valuable to God save the deal be made for what I want the rest of the story you just made me me me and blessing so you can skip me me me that for me made me want the wrath of the story are you talking to again to close God says in Jeremiah, Scripture, usually when you prone the word to 17th versus seven, eight, Jeremiah 1770 God says, and I will remove your anxiety, dropped drop me a ring.

No rain, no agriculture, no agriculture, no food, no food, you stuff. So when it's not raining for long. 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 the people. If you go to that same place on your own. You pay for conjoint sent your company takes responsibility for what it requires of you.

It's a good company want to do all things will want to know what again will pick up the tab.

Because God is not when I sent you. That's not what I want done.

That's not how I wanted done.

That's not what I wanted done. That's not saying I'm not mad at me, I don't believe you answer. He says, so do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own think that the truth, tell the truth and shame the devil okay most of us are being crucified between two thieves yesterday and 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 tomorrow. This might happen. What is my habit tomorrow is my habit of this might happen amongst 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've increased the burden of today so you reached into tomorrow. Brought it back today. So now you got a deal with what you play today what will just burn everyone it's okay to plan for tomorrow the Bible are planning you can plan what you can do about tomorrow.

You can worry about why because the only thing you Mama, pages 323 give us this day our dad Brad God is only guaranteeing you so when you think about tomorrow.

You may know that you wind about yesterday, today, tomorrow, today I will deal with the stop face today that tomorrow stuff tomorrow. When you get when you get there will be why I'm trying to tell you, you insulted your father when you worry because you said the flowers can trust you insulted God only service to the children of Israel in the wilderness with no way that this mail only one Brad gave women and children, but a little boy with something that women and children that will John said the brand of life, and I will give them one you don't know. I don't know what you put in first Dr. Tony Evans with the most powerful antidote for anxiety are trusting God. As I mentioned earlier, today's message is part of 20 special year-end audio compilation the best of Tony Evans 2021. This giant collection of 20 powerful lessons is available for a limited time is our gift when you make a donation to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station.

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Next time, Dr. Evans will explain why that's such a dangerous temptation talks about the real authority kingdom. Christian I hope to be back with the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans celebrating 40 years of faith. Thanks for the generous contributions listeners like

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