Remedy For Worry

At our local church fellowship, we have had Dr. Talley as a guest speaker. He has been sharing with our fellowship about the importance of having a personal prayer ministry. For the times I’ve been, it’s been some pretty good stuff.

Tonight was really cool. I’ll admit that when I saw the title (something like “how to be emotionally strong through prayer”), I wasn’t all that excited. As we unpacked Philippians 4:6-7, a few things stood out. One thing that I thought I’d share was the “bologna sandwich for worry”. Here’s how it goes (from Philippians 4:6):

  • First piece of bread: praise. When we take the time to praise God, it helps us greatly to deal with the junk that tries to knock us off course.
  • Second piece of bread: thanksgiving. It is hard to be focused on the junk when you’re offering thanks to God for His many blessings.
  • The bologna: supplication. Supplication is our “worry list” or all the junk that tries to get us off course. The truth is that when we gather up all the things that worry us so, they amount to about as much as bologna.

    Worry can rob us of so much life. Jesus came to give us abundant life (John 10:10). Part of this is providing a way to deal with the worries of life. Maybe a sandwich is just the thing to help with those worries.

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