“What if we began to consider the Bible our only lifeline? What if we gave it the importance it actually deserved? Would our lives be different?” ~Tracie Miles
We have God’s. Holy. Word. available to us 24/7/365 and yet all too often we seek worldly answers to our problems. We compare ourselves to the world and determine that we aren’t successful enough, a good enough parent, wearing the right clothes, driving the right car, going to the right places or saying the right things. The problem is that the world isn’t our ruler to measure by and when we allow it to be we let the world be our RULER.
The news carries stories of people who are stressing out because they aren’t living up to the lives they are reading about in the blogs they follow or their attempt at the crafty/culinary thing they found on Pinterest turned out less than spectacular. We are stressing out over things that don’t really matter. I can say this with confidence because the thing that does matter -God- tells us that He brings peace….when we allow Him to rule our lives. And that is what this whole study has been about, hasn’t it? Recognizing that He is our only lifeline. He is the one we should be focusing on. He is the one we should be looking to emulate.illustrated by Joe McKeever, used with permission
Problem is, I fail and I bet you do to. Not all the time, but enough that I allow stress to creep back in again. And I don’t always recognize that I am failing when I am failing. That is where Romans 8:26 comes in. You see, we aren’t alone in this. God sent a part of Himself to be with us, to advocate for us, to help us even when we don’t know we need help. This isn’t a free pass to get out of prayer, but it does comfort me to know that when I am broken and stressed and don’t know how to begin, the Spirit will open the lines of communication for me and for you. What an awesome God we serve!
So what are you waiting for? Press that reset button and get ready to start living your Stressed-Less Life. A life in which we are realigned and refocused on our Creator. A life in which we are spending time with Him both in His word and in our prayer life.
Are you still struggling to find, much less press, your reset button? Do you need prayer? We would be honored to pray with you. Leave us a comment and a member of the Online Bible Study team will lift you up in prayer. Have you pressed that reset button and been blessed? Won’t you share that with us to so we can rejoice with you?