Stressed Out

 pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. 

— Rom. 15:13

Decisions are made everyday. It takes you being so filled with joy and peace that you make decisions based on what’s Godly. If we’re led by our emotions we will always be led astray. That joy and peace will only come once you fully put your trust in Him. 

There’s been many times where the stresses of life try to choke out my peace and joy but I must rise and make a choice. The Bible says in Deut. 30:19-20, that God gives us a choice. Life or death is the choice. There is no neutral. So if you aren't choosing life, death will pull you towards its path. 

You choose life by declaring the opposite of what you see and feel (if its contrary to God’s Word).  You choose life when you pray in the Holy Spirit and allow the power to overflow to the point where your hope comes alive. You are never to be in a place of confusion or disarray. God’s given you a way out! 

Don’t allow stress to choke your faith out. Stress is another word for fear! When you stress out about life, you question God’s integrity because it says in Jer. 29:11 that God’s plans for you are to prosper and never to harm you— to give you a hope and a future! Make a sacrifice of praise to the Lord and REST knowing He’s got your back and the plan needed to succeed!