Be at Peace With Yourself
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:25-27 (NIV) 1. NOT EVERY STORM RESULTS IN SHIPWRECK ! “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:31 & 34 2. WE CAN LIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF STRESS OR IN THE PRESENCE OF PEACE ! “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit…” Ephesians 5:18 (NIV) “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” John 14:1 (NIV) TRANSFER “Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” Psalms 55:22 (NLT) 3. RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE FOR YOURSELF! “ For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) Victory Group Questions: 1. Having peace in our lives doesn’t mean “easy.” Jesus never promised easy; He only promised help. How do you remain fixed on Jesus when things get difficult? 2. What are you currently worrying about in life? How has that affected your daily life? 3. The peace of God is different from the peace of the world. How would you describe the difference? 4. Read Philippians 4:4-7. What is this scripture saying to your heart?