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TRIGGERED: Taking Back Your Mind In The Age Of Anxiety Part I | Pastor Steven Furtick

May 04, 2020
you can be seated welcome to week one of a new sermon series called fired and we are going to discuss some things some different teachings to help you get

your

mind

back

and not just give the devil territory in the area of ​​

your

imagination and fill you up with all these what-if scenarios that may or may not happen preventing you from enjoying the life that God has given you, more importantly, managing the life that God has given you for his glory and we are so excited to get started today and want to do the best possible use of our time.
triggered taking back your mind in the age of anxiety part i pastor steven furtick
I know here at Valentine they said it was a little hard to get in, probably not on all campuses, but there was more traffic than usual so you should thank God. so because not only is it getting more people to hear the message of jesus christ but it's also good preparation for a sermon on

anxiety

so we're just looking out for you and helping you get into the right frame of

mind

but let's keep going . gh the Word of God now and obviously I'm not a psychologist I'm just a Bible preacher from Moncks Corner South Carolina and with some knowledge that I have about scripture and life experience I want to show you something today that I think will be very helpful from the first chapter of Peter verses 5 to 9 and I'll tell you there's only one verse in this whole passage that I really like I believe everything and I know I'm supposed to do everything but from the natural point of view of my mind , there's only one verse that appeals to me and you'll see what I say when you read it of course we can't talk about unchained without visiting Peter easily Unchained disciple Jesus called a curse and cut off people's ears and stuff but he calmed down when he writes this letter to the gentiles who are assimilating into the Greco-Roman world and he has some good advice for us regarding our

anxiety

and ours he doesn't care that you have any but someone in your row might it worries too much, not that you do, but they think about things and make little movies in their minds and edit things together that didn't really happen and then tell themselves that's how it really is, so that's what I'm helping today.
triggered taking back your mind in the age of anxiety part i pastor steven furtick

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I'm sorry you had to come listen to a sermon designed for someone else, but Peter was actually talking to a church that was suffering a lot of persecution and he has some experience of wisdom and I'm going to share his words with you today and pray that God will speak personally says first Peter chapter 5 verse 5 humble yourselves I said verse 5 in the same way you who are younger submit to your elders you almost skipped that verse but it is a great verse that I like as a father all of you dress in humility with each other the others because God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble humble yourself therefore under the mighty hand of God I like how he says that God aligns you on the other side of human pride, so if you want to be on the same page side of the ball that God, you have it, you have to make sure you get into the right level and realize that you are not him, that you are the creation, not the Creator, humble yourselves, pu it is, under the mighty hand of God so that he will raise you up in due time cast all your anxiety on him because he cares about you if ever there was a verse to embroider and and and and to put in a coffee cup it is the first of Peter 5:7 that's the one i like if you're wondering cast all your anxiety on him because he cares about you i enjoy that verse it feels good to be alert verse eight i don't like it that much and sober minded your enemy the devil is around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour resist him by standing firm in the faith because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is going through the same kind of suffering and I want to stop right there and speak to you for a few moments today in this opening founding international session in our studio trigger call on this topic i want to talk about lions and lizards and lies lions and lizards and lies and before you say oh let me put you in my mood five or six years ago when I called a

pastor

who is older and wiser than me and was not having a clinical breakdown or a panic attack as I understand a panic attack, but just feeling overwhelmed not in the clinical sense I was experiencing anxiety but in the day to day sense of adulthood I think sometimes we say that we suffer from anxiety when really we only suffer from adulthood and I called him on the driveway of my house in the house that we lived in that moment in Mid Hill and I was doing what I was doing a lot during that period where I was sitting in the driveway between work and home because my kids were so young and I couldn't figure out which was more work than home because at work I'm the boss and at home my kids weren't calling me

pastor

that's why I was sitting in the driveway and I thought you know I'll just call him and ask him and I don't care what he thinks why you come to a certain point where you feel overwhelmed. it spills over and when I started talking to him I started, you know how, when you try to tell someone that you're struggling and you share with them in little slivers and you try to see if anything you say surprises them and if it feels like it surprises them, you go

back

and you're good.
triggered taking back your mind in the age of anxiety part i pastor steven furtick
I'm not struggling with it but I say like some people do and you feel like you push your way into a conversation at least I do and it's like I'm telling them I'm a little overwhelmed and he didn't judge me and I said and so it's how i feel and he didn't judge me and then every time he didn't judge me and and i didn't feel like him i was surprised that he was and we shared some more and we shared some more and by the end i've been in my driveway crying on the phone with him telling him how overwhelmed I feel to be, you know, I was barely in my thirties pastoring a church that was bigger than the city I grew up in imagine that and then with kids and him and he really laughed in the middle of me crying with him he laughed and I can't explain why but it was the most comforting thing he could have done at that moment and what he said next is just what I needed to hear and I know God put it in his mouth so that could hear it and said I'm not surprised. that you called me and said this I'm not surprised you're melting down I'm surprised you didn't call me sooner and he was

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ly saying that because you know as our church has grown obviously the pressures are increasing with it and he was saying it from the beginning as well. point of view from a stage of life, that every parent feels relatively useless at some point in the early stages of their children's visit to planet Earth and it takes time to learn how to interact with aliens and at the end of the call I just know He felt better just because he said it was supposed to be this way you're supposed to fight and when he said I was supposed to fight the fight didn't go away but the fact that I wasn't surprised anymore made me more able to deal with that and God has been speaking to me. recently that I'm too surprised by my struggles and

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of the reason I struggle so much is because I'm surprised when I do, it's like we've set an expectation of salvation that if we come to Jesus and leave all our burdens at the foot of the cross that none of them will ever get in the car with us and go home, but how many have ever left their loads at church only to find out they followed you home with some friends you've never met before and it's like I came to Jesus to get rid of my struggles but my struggle didn't even start until I came to Jesus because before I came to Jesus if I wanted to curse you I just cursed you and I felt better I didn't care how you felt or what God thought I felt better and that's all that mattered but now i have this holy spirit inside me and when i crash it makes me feel bad so nah i can't sleep until i apologize and it got harder so peter says peter say You know everyone is fighting everyone is suffering you have to take the two together you cannot reach a cross for salvation where the Savior suffered for you and never expect to suffer in your desire to follow him and be like him tell the person next to you that you're supposed to suffer something that's what jesus said that's that's what the CEO of the galaxy said that's the cecum the man said that the master of the Milky Way said that if they hated me, what do you It makes me think that you will always be popular, liked and accepted, so I pray?
triggered taking back your mind in the age of anxiety part i pastor steven furtick
It's inspiring to you to know that you're supposed to suffer, but it helps us, it helps us because the enemy often operates in our lives in secret and you know it's very cunning that the enemy is cunning and that's why he wants to sneak up on you. and you think life is sup supposed to be easy because life seems easy to everyone else but you don't know you have no idea you struggle but i know there's some struggle and some suffering that comes with the package so the call to following Christ comes with a cross we get that and especially right now Peter is like look you want to be a part of this movement the only way to really see the glory of God revealed is to suffer sometimes suffer sit with your suffering and even with your sadness and then we're setting the wrong expectation we're teaching people that you can swell up without being sore it's supposed to hurt sometimes you're supposed to push yourself sometimes those are the spiritual muscle fibers that break down so they can grow back together stronger or something like that i don't know and what amazes me is knowing that we have to suffer sometimes for our savior if we do suffer and let's be honest part of our suffering is not for our christian faith is because of ours you said so he said because we are stupid i didn't say i wasn't going to talk to the guests so there are a lot of newbies here today i was going to say that sometimes we suffer due to bad decisions and we weren't well equipped but you said stupid so i'll accept it sometimes we suffer because we are stupid and it amazes me that with all the suffering we already have to deal with that somehow as a species we will invent new ways to suffer and experience pain and we'll call it progress like it's not enough in the world to worry about, we invented, you know, torture device, I mean communication devices that keep us constantly connected to everyone's opinion everyone's offenses and feed on things that the enemy is looking for someone to devour we feed on things and feed our minds on things that eat us up living peace and then we pray that God gives us peace after we open I got to the front gate and I let the enemy show his fangs and I just stood there so I'm really praying.
I'm really praying that God shows us a strategy for this because it seems to me that some suffering is inevitable, but certain suffering like the suffering of our shame and the suffering of our sin that Jesus already paid for is dealt with and then it wouldn't be unthinkable for us. as children of God suffer under pressure that he never intended to live in a performance culture the interesting thing about 1 Peter 5:7 is that it preaches so well as a singular verse even when I was a kid my mom used to play me this salty tape, the singing songbook, salty like the Psalms. salt yeah it's not like that girl's work but salty the songbook sung and he had a song in there and i used to fall asleep to this song if i can remember i'll release it it was in this verse all my worries on you they put all my loads.
At your feet and anytime I don't know what to do salty falsetto I'll cast all my worries on you and boom walk down I'll cast all my worries on you Can you lay all my burdens at your feet and anytime I don't know what? to do, oh my children, for something that is so sweet. I like verse seven. I like verse seven. I wish I didn't have to bother with six and eight. You know these bible verses weren't there when Peter wrote the letter it was just a letter it was a thing actually let me show you something and I showed it to the church a few years ago but you weren't here yet when I was teaching this and we need to catch up because this is one of the craziest, most amazing things God has ever shown me and I actually brought two bibles to church today yeah that's right I'm going to preach twice as long no I'll take you out to time, but this is a double-barrel revelation that God gave me and a translation of it divides it into the one we read to put that there again from the New International Version says cast all your anxiety on him because he cares about you and it's a capital C and it's a new sentence and a new thought and it's a promise we can claim or rather it's a command we can obey And I like that I can't control anyway.
I like to just hand that over to the Lord. I like to leave everything at his feet, but in the original language of the Bible and this is what God showed me a few years ago. It's that verse. The 7 was not a new sentence, it was a continuation of verse 6 and when you read it as a continuation it helps you understand why sometimes we are trying to throw our anxiety on God and it keeps coming back like a boomerang with extra speed because we are trying to from jumping to 7 that we want without 6 that we resist now see 6 begins saying Humble yourselves, see that I don't like that I want to be the star of the production I want to be the MVP of the game I want everyonesuit my preferences I want people to read my mind I want to be the center of other people's affection I don't want to humiliate myself I'm not even sure I really know what humble means because all I see humble is a hashtag that people brag about something and then tag it humbly so it makes you humble when you follow it you're bragging with a hashtag but to Peter humble it wasn't a hashtag Peter said humble is a way of seeing God's hand in history who knows that I'm just a small part of this I'm just a small dot I'm just a little I'm a little tiny I'm a little bit a little bit a little bit a little bit a little bit child of God in his big strong hand so humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God for him to exalt them in due time what a relevant verse I feel Peter must have been able to look at the year 2018 and see that we would be living in an age of self promotion see that we would be living in an age where instead of praying for opportunities we would post before we pray instead of sitting and listening and learning from people who have something to teach we would be so intoxicated with our own opinions and our own point of view and so absorbed by the algorithms and the echo chambers of people who think like us and talk like us and before long we would be intoxicated by our own advantage. dot intoxicated by images says humble yourself under the powerful hand of God so that in due time he may exalt you and then if you are willing to go through six you get to seven and a period does not separate them just a tiny comma C if you will humble yourself this is the fundamental message of this series to recover your mind you have to humble your heart and when you do that when you humble yourself under the mighty hand of God what does that mean but what kind of w That kind of image is Peter trying to evoke well for a Jewish person, the hand of God remembers the sovereign act of God when he rescued his children from Egyptian slavery and there when God spoke to Moses he said: you know that Pharaoh will not let the people go unless a mighty hand compels him this is the Exodus chapter 3 unless compelled by a mighty hand, so the hand of God to us is mostly a comforting image sentimentally but symbolically for people reading this who had a bit of experience.
I would know that the hand of God is confrontational that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble and they come from the same hand come God will use the same hand to oppose the proud that he will use to distribute grace to the humble and my The question is what you want to be on the receiving end of your heart's stance determines, and yet there's a bit of confusion because you know we seem to want the hand of God to do certain things for us. I like it. Like the hand of God when it is full of his provision, you know how I want what is in God's hand that I cannot give myself only by raising a hand what was in my hands, how many have seen God provide for you in a special way and you were suspecting that this had to be God this couldn't be me it couldn't be people hold your hand if you've ever seen God provide for you and I don't just mean money to make a car payment or so you know how to do the deposit on the apartment when you first got married could be God gave you energy when you were so exhausted and you didn't even know how you were doing yet and people asked you how and you made something up but deep down you knew if I really told them how They wouldn't understand because there's an invisible hand of God that's making things happen that I can't even explain, so I like the arrangement, you know how he broke bread in his hands. and fed you Peter was there when when Jesus broke the bread and with his h and so he could have been going back to that incident when he said that the mighty hand of God can provide for you or maybe he was thinking of the hand of God in terms of God's protection, how God held back the sea with his hand so that his people could cross until they were safe now if ever God protected you from you, are you thankful for God's hand if ever God protected him from the people that were in his life, in fact sometimes the way God will protect you is by reaching down and pulling you out of situations that you like where you are actually praying that God will leave you and God will Sometimes he gets down and says I know your little lies you are limited I am infinite you are finite so come with me I will put you here because I know if you stay with them I know where it will lead and Peter says you can defend yourself or you can go with him because he is the hand of God.
It is the hand that I have had. God protect you and I want him to provide for me and I want him to protect, protect and provide, but there is a third dimension of God's hand and that is his plan and that is the part with which I have the most difficulties. because I like my plan why do you look at me like you? fully trust God that his way is better than yours you know half of our prayer life is trying to convince God to be on the same page we are on so that he can do what we want him to do that should have already been done done and he is I'm a little late but we'll forgive you for that Lord if you come and do it right now it's ok you have a lot of what you're dealing with I get confused honestly I get confused because sometimes I don't know which part is God's work and what part is my job and it is not always so simple to humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, but then you know that God said to Moses I am going to take you out with a mighty hand, it will be my hand. who pulls you out and then asks what that is in your hand and so it seems to be like two hands at work here and the problem is that the problem is always who is in control a lot of my anxiety comes from getting confused about who is in control and I confuse responsibilities with sovereignty so I start to think that because God has given responsibilities that God has also given me control and that's where I get stressed and a lot of my anxiety comes from doing it for myself when I don't it's about me doing it by my strength when it's not about my strength it's not by power or power but by His Spirit, but I know that God is giving me a job as I know that when I'm in front of you like this and the people in the ward are suicidal and the people in the ward are addicted not only to illegal drugs but some are dependent on the drugs at first they were

taking

the recommended dose but now it has gone much further and when I know there are some of you no they have slept in three nights except for a few minutes here and there listening to this message i know i can't say the words you need i need god to speak to you through me and i always pray about it because i know how disappointing it will be if i speak i know that I need to move my mouth and I know I need my vocal cords I need to rub myself and I know I need to make a sound, but I know I need the substance of God behind the sound I make.
I need God to speak. I know you didn't load those demons. I mean precious children. full of arrows from the Lord and I came to this house of worship today in Gaston or UC or Lake Norman didn't go online to hear me speak you need God to speak and I believe God will speak I believe he is speaking I believe he wants to speak I believe he still speaks I don't believe He spoke once in the past and now we have this dusty book full of principles that applied at one time but don't make sense in the modern age I don't think God is outdated or irrelevant I don't think I need BuzzFeed to tell me what's going on in the world i got my bible and it's alive and active and it can cut through all the noise so i know we need god to speak in his word don't come back boy and god will speak but god won't study i have to study god won't show me if prayer was a or two sentences.
He gave me books for it. Inspired. Also, sometimes I can't figure it out and sometimes I feel like I'm a control freak and something gets in the way of actually doing it. somehow i feel like i'm going to control things about controlling people i'm manipulative and i see it and i hate it but i do it's a habit and i know the hand of god is the hand that's really moving things around but you know that I want to put my hand in God's hand and just a little but so holy sometimes you know sometimes God needs a little help because it's just that Peter is writing from experience he didn't come for easy humility that's what I like Listen to him because he didn't always think this way like when Jesus was getting ready to go to t he crossed paths he told his disciples like hey come here this is a matthew 16:21 they give it to us on the screen jesus said i have to go to jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders at this point peter i dont think the savior was supposed to suffer no jesus mission didnt fit his mindset he was still confused about who was writing the schedule and therefore peter , in a v younger version of himself, he did not know how to humble himself under the hand of God. or God's plan he liked the provision hey jesus don't go die let's feed more people that was great when you made that kid he was so happy i got it the bag of leftovers it's crazy you know dying look what peter did jesus He said I have to go I have to suffer it's part of the plan I have to fulfill the plan I can't get caught up in my preferences I can't get caught up in my ideas my expectations or the expectations of others I didn't come to be an earthly king I came to inaugurate a kingship and a rule that is not the result of human hands and Peter, verse 22, took Jesus aside, put Jesus in time out, the same guy that said, you know, humble yourself, this is like you tell your children not to do exactly what you did when you were their age, Pedro. young Peter told Jesus first half of life Peter says sir this will never happen to you I will not let it if they try I have a sword and they have an ear and look what I can do I have a plan let's work my plan and the Verse 23 says that Jesus turned and told Peter to come to me Satan, oh, that's a debasement.
He went from Simon to Peter, that was his first name. Simon is a bit sneaky and Peter is the rock, so he passes on Dwayne Johnson in one. verse to Satan in the next verse and he says you are a stumbling block to me you do not have God's concerns but merely human concerns in mind you still think you are in control and so your mind is a mess because you are still trying to control things that are beyond your pa ygrade peter you're confused we get confused sometimes i don't know when to let go i don't know when when sometimes i don't do this much because i've seen really really horrible things happen on church settings but sometimes I call someone on stage and ask them to share and I don't know them and I feel like my responsibility is to control what happens on this stage as a pastor and so when they come up I usually call them and I will ask them to share something and I do this even with our staff.
I'll call them and ask them to share, but one thing I've learned to do. I always keep the microphone in my hands. I'm going to take the microphone and they're not. I'm the microphones and I'm holding this microphone in case you decide now would be a good time to say something weird. I can get it back and I just like the feeling. that gives me control in case you decided you know I could ask you something you say well when I was three we don't have The time when you were three and I asked you all that and I got the microphone and I give it back to you now so I It gives a good feeling, but the interesting thing is that there are crazy Christians and sometimes when I call them, I can't look them in the eye. and when they get close, I'm like, oh gosh, I picked one of those and you don't see it from a distance, so I like to hold the mic and hold it.
I like to hold the microphone and but now the interesting thing is that I. I'm holding the mic but there's a guy you don't see called Neil and Neil this week among many others and our different locations are in the back of the room sitting behind a console and you know what's interesting. I'm up here. talking and i'm holding the mic but anytime neil in the sun anytime he can decide you know maybe i blush or something he doesn't like any time this is the principle i'm holding but i'm not controlling it they got it last night That's what I know about my life That's what I know about my time That's what I'm learning about my money That's what I'm learning about my children I hold my responsibility but someone I can't see is controlling it is in control speaks and wins obeyed speaks and Wayside down speaks and c.divide me because what I can see is controlled by that hand that I can't see and now I want to humble myself under that mighty hand and I'm getting to the point in my life where I say god, i dont even know what i need so i trust you and your timing and i trust you and your heart and i trust you and your wisdom and i humble myself and as i humble myself my anxiety walks out the door with my or gullo and my arrogance and my plan and I become what Peter says is the goal of the Christian life in verse eight, which I don't like any more than I like verse six, but it's on the other side of verse seven and I want the result of seven because I don't want to live with the weight of the world on my skinny shoulders, so he got a B what Pedro says strange phrase says be alert andsober I didn't even know he was drunk but I am Peter didn't know he was tripping telling Jesus what Jesus had to do he was drunk on his own you look how we get intoxicated in the age we live in we get so much information we're drunk we don't even know and we can't defend ourselves and they eat us alive god gives us peace and the enemy eats it because it's a lion, at least that's what i always thought. i know he's a liar yes you know in the devil's lion when he talks he's a liar but he's not a lion give me the verse peter says beware a translation says pay attention wake up or stay alert and sober here's why your enemy the devil your enemy the God's enemy is pride, your enemy is the devil who wants to fill your mind as if we were.
You still don't suffer enough as if we don't have enough to deal with today. He wants to put you in a hypothetical tomorrow where things may or may not happen, or put you in a past repeating what you want. would have told the person who offended you and how many come with great answers about three weeks too late god let me see them again please let me see them again and let them say it just as they said it I'm ready now Devil's alive but it doesn't say beware the lion the devil is not a lion what do you say your enemy prowls like he's not a lion he's loud like a lion but he's not as powerful as a lion unless you let him be this is what i'm going to teach in the series are you coming back after this week?
Because I really want to get into this and I want to see some of the lies we've believed in in the realm of our mind, that's where the attack happens. I was looking for a lion, but it is not a lion that comes to attack us, it is our mind, it is in you. r minds and we've been calling the wrong things the devil i got a flat tire it's the devil it was a nail it was a construction site they're building houses across the street i ate a donut it was the devil no it was delicious the temple is the devil the devil i am under attack a spiritual warfare i need you the demons are attacking me we mean the devil is attacking you well my mother in law is coming to visit me that is not the devil that is your prayer request remember when you asked those women to pray for you have more patience well God hit the patients in a package that looked like your mother in law and she's about to FedEx you to your door God delivers that's not the devil so now he's loud but he's not a lion What is he?
I remember hearing years ago about the part of our brain. Be patient with me. I know there are neurologists in the crowd. You don't make me feel bad about it. I won't make you feel bad about the Bible. together that everyone says in their own lane but I heard something in the sentence that caught my eye called lizard brain and I wrote a book once about Chatterbox and I think I was trying to talk about what they call lizard brain and what I remembered the other day because Abby wanted to show her brothers that she is our youngest daughter and our only daughter, our smartest daughter.
I'm just kidding with my kids, but she has a bit of an advantage over the kids because she's always had to push herself to keep up, you know? and she's superior by virtue of being female so she worked my pulpit at a few points she um she wanted to walk across the pool and hold her breath which her brothers couldn't do until they were 10 she's seven so that's how i could do it i could do it right let's do it and she wanted everyone to see her and i said you can do it but know lizard lizard brain will tell you you can't do it but lizard is lion She said there's a lizard in my brain I said no baby and I know she's seven so I pretended to be an expert I said human brain human brain and gave her an outdated triune brain theory that she probably doesn't even know anymore It's not even accepted, but that's what I was talking about. that thing that is real in our brain that doesn't process it at the level of wisdom and doesn't process it even at the level of emotion but processes it at the level of fear and they call it lizard brain or they call it lizard brain because it doesn't it's different than a reptile or a snake or a lizard, so when I told him not to listen to the lizard, I was explaining that you're going to fall and think you're going to die, but you're not going to die just don't listen to the lizard and she dove under the water and swam to the other end and surfaced she took the biggest breath the biggest breath and she was so proud and she said man that lizard is loud I said well you told her she said me I told him shut up lizard Now I'm doing this, wait, I know the enemy has been telling you some things, I know he has done it because that lizard has also been talking to me, but I came to tell you today that the lizard has no power over you, he could hurt you on. blue but you are going to smash his head in the name of jesus i am going to make it i am going to make a difference in the world

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my mind over and over again for the next 7 weeks we are going to learn how to do what abby did you did what peter said i know sober up Tell that lizard You can talk You can yell Alright I'm swimming the other way Now everything in you has been telling you You're drowning You're going to sink But the lizard is a liar your own mind is lying to you and that's why God put in my heart to do a whole series on triggering things you also know the trauma you went through that transports you back to a lesser version of yourself and then you start reacting and responding in anger due to rejection at the hands of people who aren't even there With you I no longer want to talk about your life.
I respectfully request your presence and as many of these sessions as possible, but right now I want you to stand up and no one leave because I just want to pray for open and humble hearts that we cannot receive. what God has in his hands when we cling too tightly to what we hold in our hands and when you are drunk on your own opinions and drunk on your own ideas and ways of seeing the world you are not open to God's wisdom and you are only stumbling Jesus I understand behind me you are tripping you are tripping have a sober mind cause your enemy is trying to steal your attention that is where the fight is that is where the attack is not here the attacks in our life are actually used ​by God trials are used to make us stronger is here and that's what we want to pray for and for too long God's people have been equipped with some clichés to do it until Sunday at 4:00 and we are being eaten alive in our minds and now we can't focus we live in the age of what one psychologist called constant partial attention and we can't give ourselves completely to anything but God has a word for us s and through this series we will need various characters from the Bible who struggled with the same things that we do. i struggled with today and suffered in many ways just like us and i know this is not a substitute for doctors and counseling that is not my goal in this series but i think it would be good for us to start this journey together just in one stance of surrender and I want to ask you to do something that Christians have done historically, worshipers have done through the millennia and just raise your hands to God in his presence because it's too much to bear, it really is and you humble yourself under his head and you release what you're holding onto too much and he's able to release his peace and so we just speak peace over your life today more than talk about it father i pray that we position ourselves so that we can receive your peace and we repent in every way where we think things are supposed to be and exhaust ourselves endlessly trying to align our agendas with the reality of our lives instead of submitting to theirs, which is why we stand before you today. and as humble as we know how to rescue to fill our hearts with your peace, thank you for watching Elevation Church YouTube channel, if you enjoyed this message, please take a minute, click the subscribe button on your screen, that way you won't you will not miss a single video and if this ministry has impacted you and you. would you like to partner with us to continue reaching out to others, you can click the link in the description below to thank you again for watching and don't forget to subscribe

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