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…



The Only Cure for Bitterness

 

In Hebrews 12, the Bible warns us of the dangers of bitterness. We are cautioned in verse 15 to be, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;” Bitterness is one of the most dangerous sins, leading to anger, depression, sexual sin, and the corruption of others. But God’s Word gives us the solution for bitterness. 

Let’s take a look at the only cure for bitterness. Read more…



The Sufficiency of God’s Mercy


In Psalm 103, David sings of the vastness of God’s mercy and forgiveness.

“He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
(Psalm 103:10-12)

Pause a moment and ask…how many sins do you and I commit every day? Read more…