Four part series: Breaking Point – How To Stay Unbroken
So don’t worry (stress) about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matt 6:31-33
God knows it is our nature to fear and not trust.
Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!” Matt 26:41
Breaking Point – The point at which a person
collapses under stress.
Margin – space between mental, physical, relational
And spiritual health and the edge of your
If you live on the edge, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness will break you. There is no room for error or unexpected bumps in the road.
God Built Margin Into The Rules
1) Faith is living within the margins and trusting God for the results.
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety. Pro 29:25
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you. 1 Pet 4:19
2) God put Rest is in the rules.
They must realize that the Sabbath is the Lord’s gift to you. That is why he gives you a two-day supply on the sixth day, so there will be enough for two days. Exo 16:9
3) Live on less than you make.
You can give to God.
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! Mal 3:10
You can help others.
“When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don’t go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. Then the Lord your God will bless you in all you do. Deut 24:19
4) Put God and His will first.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matt 6:33