God’s Antidote to Worry


Today Pastor Dan begins a new sermon series on Psalm 23.  Why can the people of God say that “the Lord my Shepherd”?  Why can we say that He is a good Shepherd? Because we have have been immersed in his saving grace through His sacrificial and priestly work. Like David we can truly say”… I shall not want.” Why? Because He intercedes, He bears our needs, and we can cast our cares on Him. He is our supply, our daily bread.   We need not worry, but remember that the Lord God is the LORD God!

God’s Antidote to Worry!

Psalm 23:1

You and I were not born to worry!
The old English word for worry is the word “to strangle” or “to choke.”
Worry is not a natural thing. God doesn’t want you to worry.

The Problem with Worrying

  • It’s unhelpful.
  • It’s unreasonable.
  • It is unhealthy.

The Antidote for Worrying : What does a shepherd do?

  • Believe God will take care of me.
    • A shepherd provides.
    • A shepherd protects.
    • A shepherd guides.
    • A shepherd corrects.
  • Accept Jesus as my Lord.
  • Begin to pray about everything.
  • Consider one day at a time.

“The Lord is my shepherd…”