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Joy Ride - A JOURNEY through the book of Philippians

Joy Ride Week 11

Joy Ride - A JOURNEY through the book of Philippians

Overcoming Emotional Instability

Philippians 4:1-9

1) Problem – out of control anxiety
Matthew 6:25-34
Until you get to the root of the problem that problem is going to consistently get bigger and bigger.


  1. Quit being so grumpy/moody based on circumstances v.4
  2. Don’t be abrasive and hard to deal with v. 5
    No matter what, God is sovereign. God’s plan is going to come through.
  3. Prescription – operate out of what we know to be true instead of what feel to be true.

Christians who are mature live off commitments and convictions based on scripture.

Actions take:

  1. Prayer and thanksgiving
    Present – submission God’s sovereignty
    Future – trust God’s sufficiency for spiritual battle
  2. Meditation – focused thinking 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
    Most effective weapon can have against anxiety.
    Greatest aid in memorization. Can’t meditate on scripture can’t recall.
  3. Prognosis – peace
    Peace is what happens when you make choice to pray with thanksgiving and meditate upon God’s word.