WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL BY JACKY KROESKE
Nowadays, you ask someone how they are doing and they answer good just a bit stressed out!
Studies have shown that stress affects our moods, behavior, and health. Many diseases have been caused due to stress.
Stress is simply you trying to figure out your own problems on your own strength.
Well I have good news for you today. We CAN LIVE A LIFE THAT IS STRESS FREE.
How is this possible you may ask? Read ON—-
Here are 3 steps to a stress free life:
1.) Humble ourselves-
We need to come to the realization that we cannot do it on our own.
We need His help, ability, and strength. We need to say “Lord, I humble myself and I need and rely on YOU.”
1 Peter 5:6-7 (AMP)
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time, 7 casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].
2.) Casting ALL of our cares on Him.
Many times we give God part of our care and hold on to the other part. Lord, I give you the cares about my family but not the ones of my business. But the bible teaches us to cast ALL of our cares on HIM because He cares for us!
Here is a powerful scripture and promise:
Philippians 4: 6-7
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.
When we make a decision to not allow anxiety ino our lives and to bring it to God we have the promise of PEACE.
The peace that makes no natural sense – the bible calls it the peace that surpasses all understanding.
3.) Resist Fear
James 4:7- Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
The enemy might come with fear and thoughts to cause you to back down. You need to make a decision to RESIST the devil and he WILL FLEE!! Don’t receive the lies! Send the lies back to hell where they came from.
Pray this with me:
Lord, I cast ALL of my cares upon you because you care for me. I receive the PEACE that surpasses all understanding and I will see the breakthrough in my life in Jesus Name! AMEN!!