“The Greatest Psychology.” Phil 4:4-7
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NASB)
Anxiety or anxiousness can come from a variety of causes… health, family conflict, financial worries, job-related stresses or many others but most of these stresses will have something to do with people or relationships, whether they be our kids, mates, parents, friends, relatives, work-mates, employees, employers, customers…even strangers.
A lot of stress, anxiety, worry, concern, fear and depression is connected to the fear of NOT being able to control or influence the people and relationships around us. This was no different within the early church history, as well. In Ephesians 4 we read about a seemingly serious conflict between two gals, Euodia and Synecthe, both of whom Paul feels very strongly about as co-workers in the faith, which leads Paul to wax eloquent on the way to Spiritually dissolve stress and anxiety. How? Continue reading