LETTING GOD MEET MY NEEDS

Living in the Goodness of God — Part 2

  • God is the source of everything I need to live

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I will lack nothing!”    Psalm 23:1

  • There’s nothing I need that God can’t supply  

“God will supply all you’ll ever need from his glorious resources in Christ Jesus.”                Philippians 4:19 (Ph)

  • God doesn’t want me worrying about anything

“Don’t worry about anything! Instead, pray about everything.”    Philippians 4:6a (LB)

WHY DOES GOD TELL ME NOT TO WORRY?

(Matthew 6:25-34)

  1. Worry is unreasonable    

“Do not worry about your life — what you’ll eat or drink, and don’t worry about your body, or what you’ll wear. Your life is far more important than clothes.”                                              Matthew 6:25

  1. Worry is unnatural

“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?”                                    Matthew 6:26 (NIV)

“And why worry about your clothes? Look at the field lilies! They don’t worry about theirs. Yet King Solomon in all his glory was not clothed as beautifully as they.”                                    Matthew 6:28-29 (LB)

  1. Worry is unhelpful

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”        Matthew 6:27 (NIV)

“Worry weighs us down.”          Proverbs 12:25a (Mes)

  1. Worry is unnecessary

“If God cares so wonderfully even for the flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t he more surely care for you?”           Matthew 6:30 (LB)

  1. Worry is unbelief

People who don’t know God and the way He works — they worry over these things.  Matthew 6:32a (Mes)

Jesus: “Don’t be worried! Believe in God and believe in me!”                           John 14:1 (GN)

 

HOW DO I TRUST JESUS TO MEET MY NEEDS?

  1. Every day, ask Him to be my shepherd_

Jesus: “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me . . . and I lay down my life for my sheep.”                                                                                              John 10:14-15 (NLT)

“Come save us and bless us Lord! Be our shepherd and always carry us in your arms.”  Psalm 28:9 (CEV)

  1. Give Him first place in every area of my life

“Your Heavenly Father already knows perfectly well what you need, and He will give you what you need IF you give Him first place in your life and live as He wants you to.”  Matthew 6:32-33

  1. Relax & give Him my worries in prayer

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.”                                         1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God about all your needs and thank him for all he’s done for you. If you do these things, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.”           Philippians 4:6-7 (LB)

  1. Trust Him for one day at a time

“Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”                              Matthew 6:34 (NCV)

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”  Matthew 6:34 (Mes)

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