the sweetness of stress

The Lord has such a sweet way of letting us know things will work out. He gives us reminders that give us hope and peace. I’ve been super super stressed lately. There is just so much to do and get done before everything closes. The closer we get to the end of school, the more and more stress I am finding myself having. There’s so much to do, and my to-do list is super super long. Sometimes stress can literally take over. But, God teaches us things through it all and that is sweet. Even in storms God is holding our hands. After a period of stress, We can look back and see God’s hand working through our lives. Now, it’s just about getting through it.   I am stumbling upon some of the best verses. Here’s just a few that I’ve found that are making my whole week a little less stressful. 

“God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose.”
  -Romans 8:28

“When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end– because I am God, your personal God.”
-Isaiah 43: 3-4 

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of Wild flowers-most of which are never seen- don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What  trying to do err is to get you to relax to not be so preoccupied with getting, do you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God reality, God-initiative, God-Provisions. DON’T worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
-Matthew 6:30-33 

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” 
-Matthew 6:34 

All of those verses let me know that it will all work out. That everything will be okay. That the Lord’s plans are sovereign. These verses are just a reminder of how God’s plans really do work out. His plans are just so great and big.
And even though it doesn’t always feel like that things are going to work out, they will! God has a BEAUTIFUL plan and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds. Stress can sometimes be sweet. Even if we don’t see it. 

 

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