david santistevan

worship.leadership

Stressed?

Today I was feeling the weight of stress upon my heart, for no particular reason. I began to pray and seek God about this and He led me to a few scriptures. What is stress, fear, worry, and anxiety? I submit this definition based on the following scriptures:

Stress and anxiety are results of not trusting in the promises of God. Every human struggle and temptation can be overcome by the truth of God’s Word.

Below are a few scriptures that attack stress, fear, worry, and anxiety with unshakeable promises (note God’s promises in bold).

• “Fret not yourself because of evildoers, be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb” (Psalm 37:1-2).
• “Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out” (Proverbs 24:19).
• “The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything…” (Philippians 4:5b-6a).
• “When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour” (Matthew 10:19).
• “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad” (Proverbs 12:25).
• “…casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (I Peter 5:7).
• “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).

If loving God happens through obedience (John 14:23), I want to love Jesus by directly applying his promises to my circumstances and rising up in His strength.

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October 7, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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