Romans 8:1-2 (NKJV Strong's)
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death
Romans 8:6 (NKJV Strong's)
6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Ungodly emotions are one of the most difficult things to deal with and sometimes difficult to even notice since they are so personal and can easily blend into your character.
The enemy often uses certain emotions to cause us to be self-destructive and self-limiting without him having to do much!
2 Corinthians 2:11 (NASB)
11 so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
2 Corinthians 2:11 (AMPC)
11 To keep Satan from getting the advantage over us; for we are not ignorant of his wiles and intentions.
Proverbs 16:32 (NKJV Strong's)
32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NKJV Strong's)
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Philippians 4:12-13 (NLT)
12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (NLT)
7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 (NLT)
The Hope of the Resurrection
13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.
Worry about something with an uncertain outcome
Fear and panic attacks is a constant expectation something bad going to happen without any tangible proof!
Anxiety and failing to walk in the peace of God could hinder you from walking in His best blessings
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV Strong's)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4 (NKJV Strong's)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
What anxiety does to you!
Matthew 6:31-34 (NKJV Strong's)
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
The word “worry or take thought (KJV)” is the Greek Word ‘merimnao’ which means to be anxious or worry about tangible needs or to.
Bitterness makes you a victim/captive of offense & disappointment
Hebrews 12:15 (NKJV Strong's)
15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;
It has the potential to make an enemy out of lifelong friend or partner. It can destroy your life’s investment in relationships.
It starts with a seed - e.g. an offense that has not been dealt with or a competitive attitude caused by envy or selfishness
It develops a root - when you actively entertain the attitude or emotion (you are watering it). It becomes part of you. Remember it will produce after its own.
Then it springs out - it causes trouble, i.e. the full manifestation of bitterness affecting you and others and hindering God’s grace over your life. It becomes difficult to identify as the cause of problems. Once it springs forth it produces things like:
Ephesians 4:29-32 (NKJV Strong's)
29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
a feeling of being upset or annoyed because of inability to change or achieve something
James 5:13 (NKJV Strong's)
Meeting Specific Needs
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.