34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We need to become comfortable with treading in deep waters. We are scared of drowning, so we allow worry to consume us. And what we need to remember is that God has us; we’re not going to drown. He’s the one that knows how to walk on water, and we’re the ones that have to surrender it to him. There are many verses that you can hold on to if you’re someone who struggles with worry from anxiety;
Proverbs 3:5-6 says,
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight
We have the opportunity to look at this stronghold in our lives and to declare a gun in the name of Jesus.
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
That is a powerful verse that you can hold on to today and speak over to your situation today. If your stronghold is a worry, let us break it because nothing in all creation will be able to separate you from the love of God. And if that is true, and we know it is, there is nothing in this world, no anxiety, no worry, no thought that can keep you captive, because there is one greater than it all that loves you that cherishes you, that wants to fight your battles. He fights your battles actively that wants you to surrender to Him. So hold on to these different verses. Psalm 94:19, says When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. And I probably said that in my Cuban accent, and I’m sorry, but I know it means to consult. So there you go. He’s the one that continues to protect us. And so we can give that all to Jesus, and we can say, God, I’m done with this anxiety. The Bible talks about it over and over and over again, and I’m going to take you to your word that you protect me, protect my mind, you protect my thoughts, and no matter what happens, I will not let worry consume me. That is the declaration for us today.
Father, God, and Lord, we have many prayers as a community as we continue growing. There are 1000s underneath the sound of my voice, and we all look to you, God. God, we pray for our worry. We pray for the anxiety that clouds us day in and day out, and we break that stronghold today. It is a monster that no longer needs to live under our bed. So, God, we looked at your word. We looked at the different verses in the Bible that give us strength for the day. We look to verses like Psalm 94:19. We look to verses like Romans 8:38-39. We look to your word for the strength to continue because we know that we cannot live in the worry of tomorrow. We know that we only have the gift of today, and we thank you for that gift. We ask that you bless us today; we ask that you bless the gift that you have given us. We thank you in advance. And Lord, we pray over all of the prayer requests as a community; we pray for those who continue to guide and look after the elderly we love or pray for those who have parents and grandparents that are suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. We are praying for children who are in the hospital, Lord, for praying for families that need extra strength. We’re praying for wives whose husbands are sick, and we’re praying for husbands whose wives are sick. Lord, we pray for those under the sound of my voice that you heal their bodies no matter what they’re going through. We thank you in advance. We love you. We pray this all in your son’s mighty name. Amen.