How do I deal with stress? Too often I become fixated and spiral downhill. That should be impossible at this time of year. It is time to focus on the incredible truths at the foundation of Christmas. We are celebrating the incarnation, God became man. The Perfect Lamb of God moved into the world to provide the sacrifice for our sins.
So I need to take that seriously. Verses come to mind. I am sure you know them. One of everyone’s favorites is,
(Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.That does not work unless you apply it. Trust is faith. Trusting is living by faith.
Am I willing to apply this? How can I claim to be saved by faith if I do not have the faith to walk daily and trust?
I was looking for the verse in Psalms that contains the words “Be still and know that I am God.” In my search I came across another verse that had the key phrase
(Mark 4:39 KJV) And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.My seas are choppy. I am trusting God to not only calm the waves, but calm the heart.
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