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Anxiety Level #1
April 11, 2021

Anxiety Level #1

April 11, 2021

ANXIETY LEVEL #1

Many of us have lost our sense of celebration.

Most cynics are former optimists – not because they don’t care, but because they do.

Ecclesiastes 1:2-8 Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!”

What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles. Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows out again to the sea. Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.

Ecclesiastes 1:16-17  I said to myself, “Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them.” 17 So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief.
    To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.

  • The hurt of your past pronounces a death sentence on your future.

When you close your heart to people, you close your heart to God.

Cynicism is a choice – life doesn’t make us cynics – we choose that.

Cynicism melts under the relentless hope of the Gospel.

HOW DO I COMBAT CYNICISM?

  • HOPE AGAIN
  • TRUST AGAIN
  • BELIEVE AGAIN

Be curious

Watch anxiety fade and celebration return

 

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