The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

04/13/2016

The enemy’s weapons: Worry

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 13:10

It isn’t natural to worry

If we look at worries from a human perspective, it can seem completely natural to worry when difficulties arise. But let’s look at what the Bible says about worries.

Phil. 4:6
Be anxious for nothing …

If we’re supposed to be anxious for nothing, what’s left to worry about? Nothing, right?

Jesus saw worry as a hindrance for God’s word to bear fruit

In the parable of the sower, Jesus talks about some of the seeds falling among thorns. The thorns choked out the seeds so that there was no harvest. Later, Jesus explained to the disciples that the thorns are a symbol for worry.

Mark 4:19 (NIV)
but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.

The enemy wants you to worry

Have you noticed how easily worry comes creeping in? We are presented with one reason, after another, to worry, and we need to understand why it is that way. The enemy tries to make you worried, and the intention is to make sure God’s Word doesn’t bear fruit in your life.

How to handle worry?

Peter has the answer to how we should handle worry.

1 Pet. 5:7 (NIV)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

When worry comes we shouldn’t hold on to it. We are to pass it on to Jesus, and we shouldn’t take it back.

Phil. 4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God

We shouldn’t even talk to God about our worries. We should tell Him our REQUESTS instead.

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