Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (NLT)
Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”
Resource for this week’s message-
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, by Max Lucado.
Description: Fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn’t it be great to walk out? Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? Envision a day, just one day, where you could trust more and fear less. Imagine your life without fear.
Cost: Hardcover: $15; Kindle: $8.99 (most major distributors)