Stress arises when we try to control what and who was never in our control Peace comes in when we give God control. The word of God tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 that God is our mighty weapon of war. When we let go of what and who is not in our control to let God fight on our behalf, we are actually utilizing the power of our free will to become perfected in His will. When our will abides in His will, the presence of his living word entering our mind, gives us rest from stress as we willfully relinquish our will, desires and emotions to come into alignment with His righteous will, desires and emotions. His living presence gives us joy instead of pain, peace instead of anxiety, comfort instead of dis easement. His loving presence heals us from the fear that desires to embody our thoughts will desires and emotions in order to take us out of God’s loving presence.The word of God tells us in Proverbs 16:11, that in His presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
The presence of God’s revealed word is our gift of eternal life that removes thoughts of fear, words of doubt, deceitful desires and wicked intentions giving us thoughts of faith, words of hope, righteous desires and righteous intent. Our work is to abide in the presence of His living word as we allow His revealed word to reconstruct our whole person as a new creation in the living word of God that covers our thoughts, words, will, desire, emotions and actions. God’s continual work is to add to us what His living presence transforms in us to attract to us a peaceful and enjoyable life free from stress, worry, heartache and pain. Although, He does not cause the pain in our lives, if we allow ourselves to trust in Him wholeheartedly, He will use the pain for our gain.
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
Let our consuming desire become to know Him so we can learn how to love Him wholeheartedly which empowers us to become one with Him (1 John 4:17). In us becoming one with Him, we will become one with ever thing He is. The power, love and sound mind that comes from being in relationship with Him because Hi living presence in us is the perfect love that removes all fear. His love is our power and perfect peace. Whatever and whoever we need in life, He already is for our life because He is the Giver and Sustainer of eternal life where every good thought, word, will, desire, emotion, action and reward resides. So let us abide in His loving presence where we bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit that is needed to overcome the fruit of the enemy’s spirit in us and in people. When He becomes our consuming desire His desire in us protects us from every unrighteous desire that desires to tempt us to enslave us to a lifestyle of fear that is the result of the evil day of a fallen worldly and carnal mindset (Ephesians 5:16).
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
When we let go, we surrender the power of our free will in trusting our own understanding as we willfully embrace the power of God’s will where we are transformed into our new image and likeness of His higher and heavenly thoughts, words, will, desire, emotion and action that is established in His peace that is above all understanding. The reason His thoughts and ways are not our own is because His thoughts and ways are established in His perfect love that transforms us from the error of our own thinking in order to give us a future and hope (Jeremiah 29:11). He is who we need to become so we can be at peace and experience the incorruptible beauty of His gentleness and loving kindness that draws us closer to Him, who is our healing and ultimate blessing. Drawing us closer to Him who is our full power. Drawing us closer to Him who is our Ultimate Lover. He is the Redeemer of our whole person who we need to become with in our mind, spirit, soul and body.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Instead of us thinking about what we can’t control. Let us continually surrender our heart and give God control. When He is in control, we are safe and secure from this evil day because His presence covers us to redeem us whole, well and holy. Where He is we need to be because His presence is our heaven on earth and our peace in a chaotic world full of stress. Remember, we may be in this world but we are not of this world because our mind and heart is purposed to abide in His heavenly presence working in us to establish us in peace, power and love.
If you are battling stress, I welcome you to enter His presence where you will find rest, peace and strength for your weary soul. When we cast our cares on Him, He gives us rest from the stress because our whole person identity is covered in His Holy Spirit. Let go of your way and let God have His way. He desires to heal what we desire to conceal so Satan will no longer be able to steal our power love and peaceful mind.