Grace and peace be unto you.
Stress may be defined as psychological, physical, or emotional strain associated with your circumstances. The Bible tells us that on one occasion, Moses was stressed by the burdens of the Israelites, and so he spoke with God. God recognized that his concern was genuine and told him to select 70 elders to help with his duties. He obeyed and was no longer stressed (Numbers 11:10-17).
Sometimes, we will encounter situations that are beyond our control, as a result, we may become stressed. These situations provide the perfect opportunity for us to experience God’s love and wisdom. Hence, he does not want us to panic or throw in the towel, instead he desires that we talk with him, and meditate on his Word.
1. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
2. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
3. “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8).
4. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).
5. “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29).
6. “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness” (Psalm 37:3).
7. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Philippians 4:8).
8. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
9. “I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways” (Psalm 119:15).
10. “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14).
11. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Palm 46:1).
12. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).