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Saints & Struggles: May 9

This week is based on the “Struggle of Anxiousness” sermon from the Saints & Struggles series. We are focusing on how God helps us in the midst of struggles. Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you…

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Philippians 4:6-8 (NIV)

Slow down and read the passages again. In his book The Life You’ve Always Wanted, John Ortberg once asked Theologian Dallas Willard, “What do I need to do to be spiritually healthy?” Willard replied, “you must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” John waited and asked for more guidance. Willard, after a long pause, added, “There is nothing else.” How might hurry be at the root of your worry/anxiousness? What are the things (true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy) you need to be thinking about? Live out the words of Paul and pray about these things.