Proverbs 12 11-12-18

Most of our anxiety can be traced to expectations: our own and other’s of us. Give them to God and let Him guide you.

Proverbs 12:25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

I have always thought that this kind word was from a friend or someone, but how about a kind word from the LORD? He’s the One who knows our hearts; He has plans for us, and He wants us with Him!

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

John 17:24 Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

My all-time favorite passage is Psalm 73:23-24:

Psalms 73:23-24 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.

I LOVE the truths and the promise given by Asaph’s song:

  1. He is with us.
  2. He holds our hand!
  3. He guides us with His counsel,
  4. And will one day will take us to be with Him in glory.
  • WOW! So, why stress? Lest we think that de-stressing is irresponsible, consider that taking life at a slower pace might actually increase our productivity AND help us to feel better. Better to do a few things well than a lot of things with mediocrity.
  • Spending time with Jesus in uninterrupted quiet helps us to reorient our focus so that we can enjoy the love and joy that radiates from Him and His peace that He gives His children. He also gives us hope for the future and grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Let’s enjoy our status as children of God and spend time with our Heavenly Father.

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