The Cure to Worry

Pastor Greg Laurie delivers a message from Philippians 4, offering encouraging words to help us dispel the worries that plague our lives. The Greek word translated anxious in verse 6 means, “to be pulled in different directions.” 1. The believer should not worry. When you worry about the future, you cripple yourself in the present. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. 2. Instead of worrying, you should rejoice! “A cheerful heart has a continual feast" (Proverbs 15:15).  God’s plans for you are still good and He will never leave or forsake you. 3. When we pray instead of worry and rejoice instead of panic, we have peace. 3 Steps to the Cure for Worry Right Praying Right Thinking Right Living The peace of God will stand guard night and day over the two areas that create worry: the heart (wrong feeling) and the mind (wrong thinking). Why do thoughts matter? Because what we think about ultimately affects what we do. The next time you are filled with worry, try talking to yourself. Scriptures Mentioned Philippians 4:1–9 Proverbs 15:15 Habakkuk 3:17–18 Psalm 42:8 Proverbs 23:7 Further Study Free Download: Bringing Christ into Your Crisis  Learn more about Harvest at Home   Support the show.

Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship with campuses in California and Hawaii. He began his pastoral ministry at the age of 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people. Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of some 15,000 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America.

In 1990, Greg Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, in-person attendance and live webcast views for these events have totaled more than 7.6 million, with 489,345 people deciding to made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Along with his work at Harvest Ministries, Greg Laurie served as the 2013 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, and also serves on the board of directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He holds honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University.

 Greg Laurie has a daily nationally syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 800 radio outlets around the world, as well as a weekly television program.

 Greg Laurie has authored over 70 books including Live Love Fight, Tell Someone, Greatest Stories Ever Told, Hope for Hurting Hearts, As It Is in Heaven, and his autobiography, Lost Boy. The accompanying documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter has won eight awards at international film festivals. His most recent film, Hope for Hurting Hearts, features his story of trusting God through tragedy.

 Greg has been married to Cathe Laurie for more than 40 years and he has two sons, Christopher and Jonathan. Christopher went to be with the Lord in 2008. Greg and Cathe also have five grandchildren.