Sermons on Worry
Depression is like a cave. It is a dark place with no clear road map out and many pitfalls. To experience depression does not mean you aren’t loved, you don’t love God enough, or you aren’t saved. We are invited to bring our pain to Jesus because he knows how it feels and he can relate to us.
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the USA. The past year has added to the already high levels we face. If you don’t deal with it in helpful ways it can have negative physical and spiritual consequences. When your mind is under attack, how do you fight back?
Do you feel like your life is full of thorns right now? Too often we feel thorns are punishment when in reality a thorn is precious because what it produces in us. More of the power of God displayed in out lives. God uses that pain to show what he can do, not what you can do.
How do we return to “normal” without returning to normal? When your circumstances change and things seem to return to your normal, remember who brought you there. Don’t just use God in a time of need. Stay consistent in worship, cultivate a heart of obedience, practice generosity, and assist others in need.
Am I willing to grow to the next level of my Christian walk? What does it look like for you to move to the next level with God? Trust God in his salvation. Rely on Jesus. Know Him, Trust Him, and feel the freedom when you do. Keep you eyes on Him. He is a loving father.