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Choose NOT TO be Anxious

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Choose NOT TO be Anxious

A few weeks ago a Muslim couple came to faith in Jesus Christ in my office. Neighbors, who go to Lakeview Church, influenced them by befriending them and giving them a Bible years ago. Since they gave their hearts to the Lord, their lives have been under attack. The husband fell ill, and was hospitalized for a week. Once he was home, his wife gave him a breathing treatment and began to pray for him. She began to pray in a language she didn’t understand. Then, she saw Jesus as he laid his hands on her husband’s head and prayed for him.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 NLT

Paul encourages us in Philippians not to worry. Don’t stress out. Instead, give your problems to Jesus in a spirit of thanksgiving. When you are most stressed and don’t know what to pray, the Spirit will help you pray. The Holy Spirit interceded on your behalf.

Choose not to be anxious. Look for the greater purpose, but protect your heart. Stressful situations affect your. You can choose to stay in peace if you choose not to be anxious. Trust Him to work it out for your good.

For more on this topic, listen to the podcast, Peace of Mind, from the series Philippians – Peace No Matter What.


About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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