key verse:Philippians 4:6-"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by Prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;"
In life we will Struggle with Worry because when things happen when we least expect it and usually it will happen when you least expect it and you don't have enough money for Rent, Car Payment, or suffering a sickness, a loss of Job, Trouble in your Marriage, Car Problems etc and alot of the things I mention is common to alot of People and it hits us pretty hard like a Freight Train, but those who have a Solid Relationship with Jesus by Faith and in Spirit must Trust that God will Provide and God is The "Great Provider".
Satan will make us think that it is our fault that we have these problems through the descisions we make but that is just to Discourage God's People and make them fall into depression and fall. Everyone Struggles with something, The Poor may Struggle with Money while the Rich don't. The Person with a Sickness may struggle with their Body as those who are Healthy don't, But the Rich Struggle with many sorrows and as does the Person who is Healthy but we all Struggle, it's Just through Diffrent Circumstances. In the Key verse we see that God is saying that if we start to feel Worried about something then that Worry should motivate us to pray and if you are a Child of God by Faith in Spirit, then that feeling of Worry will Motivate you to Pray and Plea to God which is Supplication that is used in the text. If you noticed in the Scripture about Changing your Worries to Prayers then you will see that after Praying to God of your Need than Thanksgiving must come after,
Cause there is alot to be thankful for such as , [God being Faithful, Salvation by grace, Jesus dying for our sins etc] I could go on and on on how Thankful I am to God even though I Struggle Everyday. I have always Struggled Fiancially and it seems like when i get above water I go back down again., I get above water and I go back down again, it's always been a Vicious Circle for me and it sucks the energy right out of me. But it's where God wants me.. That's right it's where God wants me cause My Worry Motivates me to come to God in Prayer and make my Request known to God this Struggle helps me to Rely on God.
We are always going to Struggle but it's because God wants us to come closer to him and rely on his Strength and Provision. I can't Miraculously Multiply my Finances and help pay my bills but MY GOD CAN!!
but we as Christians by Faith and in Spirit must "Learn to in whatever state we are in [whether Hungry, Finance troubles, Marriage problems] to be Content" [Philippians 4:11] if we have a Relationship with Jesus than we can be content cause Jesus is all we need! whether we have nothing in the world we are Rich in Christ cause we have a Relationship with Jesus cause "We Can do all things through Christ who Strengthens us" [Phil 4:13] This Scripture should also say we can go through all things through Christ because we can he gives us The Strength to go through it and the Power, he Fulfills us to be Content ,meaning no matter what happens We will Rejoice in God through Trials and Calm times, [Phil 4:4]. So Remember "Watch and Pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The Spirit is willing, but the body is weak" [Matthew 26:41]
Watch what? Expect the unexpected!
Pray for what? Making your Request known to God
What Temptation? The Temptation to Worry Pray so that you will not be under your Worries and let Satan drage you down into Depression and not Trust in God.
What flesh and spirit? we don't live for God in the Flesh for the Flesh dwells no good thing [Romans 7:18] but we Serve Jesus in the Spirit which the Spirit of God is Eager to do the things of God.
Change your Worries into Prayers and God will guard your heart and mind through Jesus Christ!, Protection of what? Satan. He will guard your heart and mind from Satan so he will not Pollute your mind with LIES!
and "My God Shall supply all your need according to His Riches in glory by Christ Jesus" [Philippians 4:19]
Look to JESUS and Experience his Wonderful Love and Grace!
Joshua Locklear [a Soldier for Christ]
Sermon text with italics and bold and John 3:16 and v. 20.
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