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How to Beat Worry
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How to Beat Worry

November 15, 2020

How to Beat Worry

Proverbs 3:5-6
Luke 10:38-41

Pastor Terry Wilcox


Metropolitan Life Insurance Company published a leaflet on fatigue that said,

Hard work by itself seldom causes fatigue which cannot be cured by a good night’s sleep or rest.  Worry, tenseness, and emotional upsets are the three biggest causes of fatigue.  Often they are to blame when physical or mental work seems to be the cause.  Remember that a tense muscle is a working muscle.  Ease up.  Save energy for important duties.


Anxiety was defeating Martha, note her reactions:

  1. She assumed Jesus    Luke 10:40
  2. She blamed  for being    Luke 10:41
  3. She tried to solve it    Luke 10:41

Worried means  in different directions.

Bothered is like being in a  room.


How to Beat Worry:

Proverbs 3:5-6

Note the four verbs in this text:
The first three commands concern  responsibility.
The fourth one concerns  responsibility.

Two sides to trusting God with all of our hearts:

  1. Negatively
  2. Positively

Understand these terms:  trust, heart, understanding, lean, acknowledge, and make straight. 


Three Observations:

  1. This promise for worry-free living is .
  2. God only does his  when we do our .
  3. God can handle all of the  of our .

What area of your life needs to be surrendered?


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