Sunday, January 13, 2013

Letters to My Heart: Stress

I have written about the importance of ‘Preaching’ to your self and how it can change your whole perspective.  When the battle is intense, sometimes a good old fashioned sermon is what the heart needs!  Just ask the Holy Spirit, He is willing to oblige.

I have some events coming up that I need to prepare for.  In the natural, I might just be in a little bit over my head.  I know the Lord has called me to this, but my natural tendency is to fret, be anxious and stress over the details. He has shown me over and over and over again that He ALWAYS comes through, but I still fret over the details.

Here is the latest ‘Letter To My Heart’.  I purposely used general terms so you could apply it to your own situation.(just substitute your name)

Dearest Michelle,

As you face these upcoming situations, put no confidence in the flesh, don’t put any hope in ‘you’ doing this.  Michelle, it is Christ who strengthens you!  It is Christ in you, not you yourself.

So stand fast, dear one, the battle may still rage on, but you can stand fast.  You already have the victory—you are more than a conqueror, more than, through Christ.  God has given you the victory!

Be steadfast and unmovable no matter how intense the temptation.

Michelle, the best battle plan is simply to rejoice in the Lord!  Be glad in Him.  Choose it.  Find your joy in Him, whenever the winds of fear, doubt or stress come to blow you over, tell them to ‘be still’ and rejoice in Him, His goodness—faithfulness.  Glory in Him.  Joy comes from praising HIM.

You are going to be tempted to complain and grumble that the load is too big, that you are alone in this , that you can’t see your way through.  Don’t do it—just rejoice in Him.

Michelle, do not allow anxiety or fear a voice in your mind!  Not even one whisper!  But in every.single.thing offer up to your Father what you need.  Do it with thanksgiving in your heart because you know how faithful and good He is.

And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

Finally, dearest one, choose to think on the Truth.

You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!

Your faithful Father will supply for all your needs according to His riches in glory.

He’s got this, sweetie, it’s all Him, you’re just along for the ride, might as well enjoy it. Smile



Farmgirl Cyn said...

You take that lickin' and keep on tickin'! A good word for all, I think.

Linda said...

I love, love, love this pep talk...and I will be doing this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I really needed that.

God bless you,