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Psalm 4
“The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.”
We can only rehash the past or dread the future. 
1. Pour Out Your Heart. 
  • You can pour out your heart to God as if you’re speaking to your best friend. 
  • “Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭10:1‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
  • “How long, LORD? Will you hide yourself for ever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?” Psalms‬ ‭89:46‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
  • “My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.” Psalms‬ ‭38:4‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
  • Psalm 88
  • David is telling God how he feels. 
  • When your heart is troubled, tell God about it. 
2. Examine Your Heart. 
  • When you are troubled, search your heart for answers. 
3. Offer Your Heart. 
  • “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
  • “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
  • This is the time to trust if God. 
  • God makes your paths straight by giving you a sense of identity. 
Trust and obey. For there’s no other way. To be happy in Jesus. But to trust and obey. 
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Prayer focuses.
Ask the Lord to intervene and bring this worldwide health crisis to an end
Pray a special covering upon our elderly and those with underlying health conditions
Pray that God gives medical solutions to Spirit-filled doctors and scientists
Pray for peace and hope to calm fear and anxiety
Pray for wisdom and discernment for our government and healthcare leaders
Pray for businesses large and small to find creative and compassionate ways to respond to their employees and customers
Pray that this will result in a spiritual awakening in our nation and the world
Pray for peace, faith and evangelistic boldness to arise in the hearts of God's children
Pray for the Church to seize ministry opportunities in their communities
Pray for our missionary family and global partners around the world to respond with compassion and the hope of the Gospel