Dealing With Stress
Isaiah 40:31 – “But those that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Stress is nothing new. Noah had it when he was building the ark with no rain in sight. Martha had it when she was preparing a meal for our Lord. Stress is the gap between the demands placed on us and the strength we have in meeting those demands. It is not a sin to be stressed, nor a sin to be weary. It is a sin, though, not to seek a lessening of that stress which tears down the temple of the Holy Spirit, your body. Where is your answer? In waiting upon the Lord — waiting in the midst of the demands of life. When you learn to wait on Him, God steps in to bridge the stress gap with His mighty strength.
Live It Out:
Ask God to equip you to trust Him and depend upon Him. Ask God to convict you when you are stressed and not trusting. Repent when He does and begin to trust. Perhaps it will be your boss or your spouse that is “stressed out.” Rejoice in the opportunity you have to share God’s love.