The Battle with Anxiety

Kingdom Citizen

The Battle with Anxiety

November 1, 2020

Ed Traverse

We all have battles




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Anxiety about the future is useless

Matthew 6:25-27
25  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life
more than food, and the body more than clothing?  26  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  27  And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? [a]

Anxiety can derail your faith

Matthew 6:28-30
28  And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,  29  yet I tell you, even Solomon in
all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  30  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the
oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

As Kingdom-focus increases, anxiety decreases

Matthew 6:31-34
31  Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  32  For the Gentiles seek after all these
things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  33  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will
be added to you. 34  “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Phil 3:13-14
13  Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,  14  I
press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.