stressed out - finding peace
January 23, 2022 | Mike Ware
If you’ve ever been STRESSED OUT, burned out, or worn out, this series is for you. Learn how to deal with stress and how to find your victory and peace through it all.
John 14:27 (NKJV) Peace I leave with you, My peace (say it) I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Exodus 14:10-14 (NKJV) And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD. 11 Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? 12 Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” 13 And Moses said to the people,”Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. 14 The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.
THREE WAYS YOU LOSE YOUR PEACE!
#1. You only see your problems.
Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV) I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
#2. Fear kills your peace.
#3. Your words destroy your peace.
THREE WAYS TO GET PEACE
#1. Start moving.
#2. Focus on what God can do.
Exodus 14:13 (NKJV) Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today.
#3. Keep your mouth shut.
THREE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR PEACE
#1. Say, “No devil.”
#2. Say, “I will not be moved.”
Psalm 16:8 (NKJV) I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
#3. Say “My mind is stayed on God.
Isaiah 26:3 (NLKV) You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you.
Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NKJV) Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though he flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls – 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.