The Danger of Taking Things to Heart
Proverbs 4:22-23 KJV
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Happiness is not something that you have in your HAND.
Happiness is something you carry in your HEART.
- Don’t take TENSION to heart
Learn how to travel LIGHT
- Don’t take TEMPER to heart
Psalm 23:2-3 KJV – 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Galatians 6:9 KJV – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Isaiah 40:28-31 KJV – 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
III. Don’t take TROUBLE to heart
John 14:1-2 KJV – 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Matthew 11:29-30 NIV – 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Philippians 4:6-8 NIV – 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
- Don’t WORRY about anything (Php. 4:6)
- PRAY about everything (Php. 4:6)
- THANK God for all things(Php. 4:6)
- THINK about the right things (Php. 4:8)