He’s Still* Got The Whole World In His Hands: Pray Until The Peace ComesJuly 18, 2021
HE’S STILL* GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS – 2
PRAY UNTIL PEACE COMES
“God whispers during times of pleasure and shouts at us during times of pain” – C. S. Lewis.
HOW CAN I FIND PEACE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY?
I. GOD WANTS US TO PRAY, NOT TO WORRY
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
II. PEACE WILL COME WHEN WE PRAY
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Principle: Not worrying but praying about everything leads to a life of peace.
III. STEPS TO STOP WORRYING AND FIND PEACE
1. Remember that worry is sin.
2. Review theology
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5
3. Recognize God’s purpose in the situation
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
4. Rearrange priorities
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
5. Redirect focus
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
6. Receive the peace that only God can provide (Philippians 4:7)
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29