This week special guests John and Nancy Ortberg continued in our Movementum series, teaching from Matthew 6 on worry. Jesus tells us not to worry, so how do we recognize it, and how we can overcome it? The main thing is to understand that we will have trouble; in the Matthew 6 passage, we are promised them. The real issue is how to handle them—do we let them turn into a worry or decide to be closer to God as we recognize that Jesus is with us through the struggles? Jesus brings us the opposite of anxiety.
There are moves you can make to bring you closer to God and alleviate anxiety:
• One day at a time—worry always drags us into the future—“what ifs.” The now is where we find God.
• Rethink: speak to yourself the truth about what God said—in the 365 times worry is mentioned in the Bible, most of them are connected to the promise the God is with you.
• Expect trouble—don’t be surprised about it.