Lent Devotion Guide #4 – Overcoming The Lies: Anxiety and Worry

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2021

An Introduction
Hello Connect Church Family! As we prepare for the coming of Easter I will be sharing a sermon series titled, “Overcoming the Lies.” To accompany the sermon series and help us grow as individual Christians, we have also put together this devotional guide. I hope this will be a blessing to you! Every weekday, for the next several weeks, you are invited to join your church family and spend a few moments in this book. A number of people from our church community have contributed to make this booklet possible. On other days I have shared short thoughts on scriptures and left space for you to pray through what the scripture means for you. I hope you will join me and many others in your church family as we prepare for the coming of Easter!
-Pastor Adam Ricks

Read: Philippians 4:6-7

Worry and anxiety can be overwhelming and hinder our daily lives. The more you worry, the stronger the negative feelings grow and they can cause emotional and even physical harm. Philippians 4:6-7 states “Do not be anxious about anything, but everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” This past year has been difficult and trying at times for all of us. It is important to remember God is in control and will provide and protect us through our daily struggles and hardships. It is natural to worry or have anxiety. God just asks us to lift those worries and concerns to him in prayer and ask for strength. Have faith He is in control and be confident God will see us through any troubling times.
-Jason Samuel (ConnectUMC Member)