Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bible Answers for Stress <> Part 2 of 2
         Subtitle – How to Walk in God’s Abundant Life 

Today, I’ll list the rest of the twelve Stress Reducers found in the 37th Psalm.  As I wrote last time, this psalm is meaty and saturated with answers to some of our most frustrating concerns in life.

If you didn’t read my last blog post, I encourage you to do so and see the first six stress reducers listed there.

Completing the Twelve Stress Reducers:

7- Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him (Ps.7:5 NKJV).
Do things God’s way and receive a good outcome. “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;” (Deuteronomy 30:19b). 

8- Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him (Ps. 37:7 NKJV).
“It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones” (Psalm 127:2). 

9- Cease from anger, and forsake wrath (Ps. 37:8 NKJV). 
“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention” (Proverbs 15:8). “For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife” (Proverbs 30:33). 

10- Depart from evil (Ps. 37:27 NKJV).  
 ”Keep away from everything that even looks like sin (evil)” (1 Thessalonians 5:22). 

11- Wait on the Lord (Ps. 37:34).
“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14 NKJV). 

12- Keep His way (Ps. 37:34 NKJV). 
“For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth” (Psalm 37:9).

SO—Don’t worry. Be happy. AND don’t be overcome with stress! 
Because: “Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!” 
                                                                 -Psalm 144:15b

©Connie Wohlford 2016

1 comment:

  1. I think #7 and 8 speak to me the most--to rest in God and to commit my way to Him. He can handle the stress, pressures, and deadlines. He can make the biggest dreams come true or give us something better that we imagined. I'm glad that He's bigger than whatever we face that causes stress!