Are you feeling overwhelmed with the stress in your life right now?
Every day we have things that weigh us down including laundry, dishes, and never ending to-do lists. But some seasons of life are more stressful than others. Relationship problems, financial issues, health scares, marital struggles and parenting frustrations all can make life hard.
Working harder does not solve emotional stress.
So, what can we do with all this stress?
God’s Word is full of promises and encouragement reminding us that He is with us through all of our difficult and stressful moments. He will never leave us!
Let’s take a look together at what His Word says.
Here’s 10 Verses for When You Are Overwhelmed with Stress-
1. Trust that God is in complete control of your life.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. ~Jeremiah 17:7-8
2. You will make it through these difficult times because the Lord your God is with you always.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:9
3. Give your thoughts over to God and seek Him in prayer.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:6-7
4. We will all have troubles in this world– allow God’s Word to bring you joy and peace.
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight. ~Psalm 119:143
5. Your struggles have a purpose. Perhaps it’s as simple as bringing you into a more intimate relationship with God or maybe it’s more – perhaps God is taking you through the fire so He can more fully use you for His glory.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. ~James 1:2-4
6. Sometimes we add more stress in our lives by doing too many things. Seek God as you re-evaluate your priorities.
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” ~Luke 10:41-42
7. Share your heart with a fellow believer who will encourage you and share wisdom with you.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. ~Proverbs 12:25
8. Do not let the ways of this world stress you out. Follow what God says, not what the world tells you to do.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. ~Romans 12:2
9. Is your heart troubled? Do not give way to fear. Jesus came to give us peace.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. ~John 14:27
10. Do not lose heart. God is moving in ways that you cannot see. Trust Him!
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. ~2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So many times we pray and pray and pray for other’s needs. Pride can keep us from praying for ourselves. Humbly bow your knee and go to God in prayer today for yourself.
List for God all that is stressing you out. Ask him for guidance, clarity, help and strength for each new day.
Give thanks to God for His grace and presence in your life. Pour out your soul before His throne and then focus on all that He has done and not the stressful things in your life.
Let your heart and mind be at peace through focusing your thoughts on God and His truth today…and give thanks for the ordinary things in your life. He loves you so.
Keep walking with the King!
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If you’re looking to study this topic further, I would recommend the Rest and Release Bible study. I pray that your time spent in God’s Word will lead you to resting and releasing all of your burdens, so you can live a life of peace and freedom in Christ –no matter what you are facing.
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