God’s Care: Resilience, Part 7 – Anything (#953)
Today we’re going to continue our series on God’s care for us with a focus on the resilience we can have. That we can bounce back from any hardship, any difficulty, any setback in life, and move on and be victorious. We’ve looked at this topic of resilience from many approaches and today we’re going to focus on the word: “anything.” Because, we’ve talked about not limiting God and we all have a tendency, I think at times, to think that whatever is we might need is too hard for God or He wouldn’t want to do it for us, or something like that. Whereas in reality, God is totally unlimited in His ability to take care of us. Really, the only thing that limits God is people. We may not chose to pray and believe His promises or we may want something from somebody else that they’re not willing to help us with. So, God may not be able to help us in the way we want if it depends on somebody else. But God can find another way to take care of us. So we don’t limit God to one way of taking care of us, but we have to know He can take care of anything we might need, and if not one way, He’ll do it another way. So let’s start in Genesis 18:14.
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20181007. All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Genesis 18:14 Is anything too hard for the Lord?
Isaiah 55:8-12 God’s ways are higher than our ways
Matthew 6:24-34 We are anxious for nothing, knowing that God is aware of our every need
Matthew 18:18-20 If two of you shall agree…anything they ask, it shall be done
Romans 13:8-10 Owe no man anything, but to love one another
Ephesians 3:20 Above all we can ask or think
Philippians 3:13-16 If in anything ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you
Philippians 4:4-9 Be anxious for nothing (moderation – gentleness, patience)
Alternate translation: “Don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God, which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus” – JB Phillips
Philippians 4:6-7 6: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
7: If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. – NLT
Hebrews 4:15-16 Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace
I John 5:13-15 This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us (vs. 14)