It’s about that time of year where stress levels are increasing and our energy is decreasing. Between school, jobs, homework, midterm exams and everything in between, it’s easy to become frustrated and to feel defeated. This week, remember who holds you in the palm of His hand. Reach out to God and pray for an overwhelming relief of comfort, joy, restoration, peace and guidance during this time. He will lead your path and give you rest. He will comfort you in your sadness, restore you in your weakest state, and give you comfort when you feel anxious. Through faith in Him, a stressful week will become an easily achieved task.
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
I will go before you and make the crooked places straight.
When my heart is faint, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the holy spirit.
So do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
All things work together for good for those who love God.
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not a God of confusion, but of peace.
Come to me, all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.
2 Corinthians 4:16
We are not discouraged. Even though our outer nature suffers decay, our inner self is renewed day after day.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
God will calm the storm in your life to a whisper.
The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and you will strengthen you frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
In the day when I cried out, you answered me and made me bold with strength in my soul.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Take some time during this stressful week, meditate on these words, say a prayer and relax in the Lord’s comfort and peace.