We all have things going on in our lives each and everyday that may stress us out. But I'm choosing not to stress anymore! I realize that some things are just bigger than I can handle on my own. And I need to learn to refocus myself and turn to prayer more rather than stressing day in and day out. I know that when I fully trust in God, everything will be okay. But yet I still try to "Fix" everything on my own without giving it to him to first. I'm gonna give it all to him and let him do his work. :)
I wanted to share this with you all because this is what really got me thinking and put things in perspective for me.
“...He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike”
(Matthew 5:45, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
We all have opportunities to get upset and live stressed out. The storms of life
come to every person. No matter how good a person you are, you’re going to have some “rain” in your life. When these storms come, a lot people use their faith to try to control their circumstances. But I’ve found it’s better to use my
faith to control myself in the midst of my circumstances. I know that if I can
just remain stable in the storms of life and stay in peace, that’s what allows
God to act on my behalf. God never said that we wouldn’t have difficulties, but He did promise we could have peace in the midst of the storms. When you face adversities, one of the most powerful things you can do is simply stay calm. When you are at peace, you are displaying your faith in God. By your actions you’re saying, “God, I know You’re still on the throne. I know You’re bigger than this problem.” So keep peace in the midst of your storms today. Trust that He is working behind the scenes. Keep your heart open to Him because soon He will deliver you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father God, thank You for peace in the midst of the storms of life. I choose to
hold my peace knowing that You are working behind the scenes. I trust You, I
trust Your timing, and I trust that You are working everything together for my
good because You love me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
- Joel & Victoria Osteen