Stress is something that we all are familiar with. If you are trying to say that you have never been stressful, then you are not being truthful with yourself. It sneaks up on us like that mid-day headache, or anxiety that pops up from no where. You know what I am talking about. It is easy to curse others and push blame to something else when we are hurting or fear for something.
If fear has been creeping into your heart lately, pause and remember that God is your protector; His presence is with you, and He is in the highest position of authority over this broken world. Ask Him to settle the anxiousness in your heart. Then, just breathe. He is where we find strength to get through tough times when we are afraid.
Psalm 46:4-11 says, “A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Come, see the glorious works of the LORD: See how he brings destruction upon the world. He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the shields with fire. Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.”
Although the world is in disarray, God is still God. He is still on the throne. Still mighty. Still faithful. Still sovereign. And only when we pause to focus on the truth that God is God, we find rest.