May 26 – Handling Adversity and Stress

You are facing adversity at your job. Or is it at home? With family members?. So maybe you could use a few suggestions from someone who experienced his own adversity, handled it well and wrote about it. He had been wrongfully convicted and was in prison when he wrote these inspired and very helpful words from a prison cell. He said some surprising things, considering his situation. First, he said Don’t worry about anything. His words were “Be anxious for nothing.” Then he said to pray about your situation and do so with a thankful attitude. His words were, “let your requests be made known to God.” Then he assured those to whom he wrote that peace would come, right in the midst of the adversity and stress. His words were, “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds.” By now you may have guessed who the writer was. Yes, it was Paul the Apostle. And he explained that all this was possible with three words, “through Christ Jesus.” Will you give Him a try?

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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