It’s been such a busy week for me this week and I know I’ve been kinda “absent”. I just want my handpicked people to know y’all are on my mind and in my prayers! I wanted to share and elaborate on something God showed me a few years back, in a period that I was completely stressed out.I was riding to my old job, crying telling God how sick and tired of was and I heard Him clearly say in the stress lies the word rest – take away a few extra s…Read my FB post below on this, then I’ll elaborate more
April 7, 2009 – Stress is constantly attempting to attack me. The enemy knows that if he can keep me stressed I’ll lose focus on my Savior and let stress overtake me. But God showed me something a few minutes ago.. that in Stress lies the word Rest you just have to find it. you may have to re arrange some things, drop off some extra stuff but if you seek Him in Stress you shall find rest. Thank you God for speaking to me in my RIGHT NOW moment i know Your the only one who can give me rest in the midst of stress, but I also know you require action on my end… to find the rest.So Lord i will seek for rest in Stress
It’s been a good 3 years ago since this post when I was a worry wart and I would allow stress to consume me to the point it affected my physical body- excessive tiredness, no appetite, constant headaches, and more. When God revealed that to me, I no longer accepted stress as apart of my life or justifiable but I began to seek for rest and peace when stress came against me. I learned to evaluate what things did I need to drop off in order for REST to stand. Sometimes I needed to cut off certain people other times I needed to stop speaking negative or doubting things about my situation.
The bible says in Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.
Instead of seeking for ways to vent when your stressed, running to things like that bring temporary comfort like food or chocolate (I’m guilty) or a relationship… run to God to find comfort and peace. Find REST in the midst of STRESS – IT’S THERE!