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City Church Boise Sermons

Dec 15, 2019

Anxiety happens when we pretend we are sovereign over our circumstances and know what's best for us.

Peace happens when we rest in God's sovereignty over our circumstances and his commitment to our best. 


25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[a] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:25-34 ESV


  • In what areas of life do you need to obey Jesus's command not be anxious, by admitting you have far less control than you pretend and that God, not you, is in the best position to give you what you truly need?
  • Most of us are ok with God's sovereignty, but we wonder if he's pursuing our best. If that's you, spend some time focusing on the cross; as the God who had every right to crush us for our rebellion against him, chose instead to become one of us in order to enter and experience evil at it's highest point (at the cross) to make us his as he makes us new.
  • The more you focus on the cross, the more you will find yourself saying with the Apostle Paul, He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?