I have found during my most stressful times it is best if I just stop and focus on who God is…it’s a time when I set my requests aside and just seek HIM…
I’ve made a list that helps me when I tend to freak out…
Sovereign…He reigns over everyone and everything and has never been stressed out.
Unstoppable…and so are those who follow Him.
Holy…perfect, which means everything He wants/desires for my life is so far greater than anything I could have thought up.
Consistant…I don’t have to worry about Him being in a bad mood.
GREATER than any temptation the enemy throws my way.
Better than anything the world has to offer.
BIGGER than any sin/failure in my life.
Gracious in that He knows every stupid, foolish, sinful thing I’ve ever done (or will do)…and yet He loves me anyway! (Romans 5:8 ALWAYS amazes me!)
ALWAYS there with me…He has NEVER walked away from me. He doesn’t always deliver me from the fire…but He has ALWAYS walked with me through it! (See Isaiah 43:1-3)
Faithful…if I fail to see His faithfulness in my past I will probably not recognize the fruitfulness of my future. (Philippians 1:6)
The ONE who pursues me…even on the days I tend to walk away from Him.
RELENTLESS…He NEVER has given up on me!
PASSIONATE…His passion and zeal that the Scriptures reveal cause me to be in AWE.
I could go on and on…the point being is that when stress comes it is an awesome opportunity to KNOW HIM. SO…if you are stressed out, freaked out and feel like you are about to give out…then “check out” for 10 minutes from your busy life, sit down with a piece of paper, make a list of who the Scriptures say that HE IS…and focus on that rather than your circumstances.
Just a thought…but it sure has helped me!