Dealing With Troubled Times

Dealing With Troubled Times

Indeed, we all have to deal with various pressures in our lives.  Many are under pressure to act, perform, conform, advance, and be relevant. Many are under pressure to prove a point to their competitors, boss, coworkers, friends, family, school, and so forth. But if we believe in God and apply His Word, we don’t need to put our lives under pressure just to impress people or conform to the crazy lifestyles of the world.  How to Live with Joy Daily

We should not allow the pressures of life to overwhelm us.  Whenever we feel any kind of pressure, the wise thing to do is to turn to God and His Word. This is to encourage us not to give in to the pressures of this present time. Instead, turn to God in prayer, and meditate in the promises of God concerning any situation that is causing you to be pressured.

The Word of God has told us to cast our cares on God, to trust Him, because He cares more than we can imagine. He has the power to reverse what the enemy meant for evil and turn it into our good. Find a way to refuse to let the pressures of life steal your peace and joy of salvation. Let us answer this question; “What are you most concerned about today? What are you anxious about this week? Could it be about the following: the political uncertainties, the cost of living, the exchange rate; the family tensions, the unpaid bills, and the mortgage; the children’s behaviors, health reports, work or business challenges, and school work? Whatever it is, you’re not alone.

Friends, whatever it is, talk it over with Jesus in prayer, because God takes care of every fear and worry; therefore, lay the burdens down at His feet.

Some Reference Verses:

Nehemiah 1:4, “When I heard this, I sat down and cried. Then, for several days, I mourned; I went without eating to show my sorrow, and I prayed. Here we see that Nehemiah when he got the bad news from his hometown that the walls in Jerusalem were broken and its gates burned down, he was troubled, but he took his sorrow to God in prayer. Praise God, he received the answer!

We are reminded in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything (every circumstance and situation) by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your (specific) requests known to God.

Mathew 6:25-34, “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not life more than meat, and the body than raiment? …

Psalms 13:5-6, “But I have trusted and relied on and been confident in Your lovingkindness and faithfulness; My heart shall rejoice and delight in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD because He has dealt bountifully with me.

I put my trust in you, Lord, help me to be still, not to worry or be concerned about the outcome of anything. Let me understand and trust that you’re in control of everything that concerns me and my family. Thank you, Jesus!

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