When Anxiety Attacks (Philippians 4:2-9)

Nathan Herrlin, 2017-11-19
Part of the Chasing Happy series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

3 Sources of Anxiety

1. Unresolved conflict Philippians 4:2-5
- value my relationships as much as my rights.
- be willing to involve others when necessary.
- don’t depend on people to give me what only Christ can give.

2. Unexpected Problems Philippians 4:4-7
- Always rejoice, Always be gentle, Never be anxious --> For the Lord is near

3. Unhealthy thoughts Philippians 4:8-9

3 Habits of Happiness
1. I will choose to resolve my conflicts.
2. I will choose to release my problems.
3. I will choose to replace my thoughts.

Philippians 4:2-9

2I exhort Euodia, and I exhort Syntyche, to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yea, I beseech thee also, true yokefellow, help these women, for they labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow-workers, whose names are in the book of life. 4Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9The things which ye both learned and received and heard and saw in me, these things do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (ASV)

Tags: anxious, problems, worry

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