Don’t Let Stress Steal Your Joy (+ Biblical Tips to Beat It)

 

With Christmas just a few short weeks away, most of us will be tempted to get stressed out at some point. Faced with a thick gift list, a thin bank account, and a lengthy list of extra responsibilities, we may feel overwhelmed. 

However, God’s commands to rejoice (Philippians 4:4), cast all our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7), and trust Him with all our hearts (Proverbs 3:5) don’t just apply when life goes smoothly. They also apply when your car breaks down, when the bills pile up, and when you feel you can’t go one step further.

No matter what circumstances you are facing, you don’t have to be stressed out. 

Read on to find out what stress steals from you (+ Biblical tips to beat it). Read more…



What Peter Teaches Us About God’s Grace

One of the early Church’s greatest leaders. Writer of two New Testament epistles. Disciple of Jesus Himself. Fisherman by trade.

 

Yet we could also describe this man as impetuous, quick-tempered, and cowardly. Under pressure, he caved and denied his Lord—not once, but three times. His name was Simon Peter, and we can learn much from his life.

Here’s what Peter teaches us about God’s grace.

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His Grace Is Sufficient: The Testimony of Joni Eareckson Tada

 

“The weaker I am, the harder I must lean on God’s grace; the harder I lean on him, the stronger I discover him to be, and the bolder my testimony to his grace.” 

The lady who wrote these words bears testimony to them with her life. Since 1967, she has been a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. Yet, through her suffering, she drew closer to God and learned how to lean on His grace. God has used her to minister to people of all ages and walks of life, and today she is “an international advocate for people with disabilities.” 

Here is the incredible testimony of Joni Eareckson Tada. Read more…