Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.

 

Luke 12:22-23 NIV

 

A lot of times I get so stressed-out that I forget about the bigger picture of things. God’s plans rarely coincide with mine. If I don’t remind myself that I am here for God’s purpose and not my own the stresses of the day prevent me from receiving the peace that God has for me.

 

God has good things in store for you so don’t get caught up in the stressing and worrying of the day and the tomorrows of possibilities. Allow some time for his peace to enter your heart and comfort you today.

 

I’ve found these verses the other day and just had to share:

 

1 “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness
   and who seek the LORD:
Look to the rock from which you were cut
   and to the quarry from which you were hewn;
2 look to Abraham, your father,
   and to Sarah, who gave you birth.
When I called him he was only one man,
   and I blessed him and made him many.
3 The LORD will surely comfort Zion
   and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden,
   her wastelands like the garden of the LORD.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
   thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

 

Isaiah 51:1-3

 

Remember with whatever you are going through, stressing over or worrying about that comfort comes from the Lord. Bad things happen and will come your way so remember to STOP and listen to the Lord.

 

GRUDGES:

 

15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

 

Hebrews 12:15

 

Things in life will hurt, offend, endanger, entrap, mutilate and defile so reading this verse is very hard. I wanted to put this up here because I have things in my life that I have difficulties forgiving. This is a reminder to me that our actions can cause us or others to fall away from the grace of God.

 

GOSSIP:

 

16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have departed from the truth.

 

Hebrews 12: 16

 

Power of the tongue . . .

 
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