How to deal with stress: A Word and a Prayer

First thing first: re-evaluate what is truly important in your life. What is worthy of getting you so aggravated. If you can, as much as it depends upon you, remove yourself from the cause of the stress or aggravation. Talk to a God. Pray. Read His Word. Find and meditate on His promises, His healing scriptures.  He is your father. It is his pleasure to fight your battles.

The Scripture:

Exodus 14:13,14
13 ¶And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. *  14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

And the Prayer:

I command my soul to be still and quiet. God is at work  delivering me from the aggravations and stressors which once plagued me. Fear is an enemy I will never see again. Want and envy are vanquished. Insecurity is removed from its high place in my mind.  Self-reliance is exposed  for the lie and the burden and the trap it really is. Worry is exposed as a lack of faith and trust. I am not afraid nor am I bothered by those who can only hurt me physically. No one can take from me what God has given me.

I view my situation with spiritual eyes, not eyes of flesh. I am:

  • hard pressed, but not crushed
  • perplexed, but not in despair;
  • persecuted, but not abandoned
  • struck down, but not destroyed.

God will fight my battles. He will fight for me and I can enjoy true peace. I do not lose heart. Though outwardly as it appears I am are wasting away,  inwardly I am are being renewed. My aggravations are light, temporary, vaporous. God is working through them. As I walk in the spirit with full reliance and trust in Him, my  light and momentary troubles are achieving  an eternal glory for me that is so marvelous, I can’t find the words to describe. I  fix my eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. The Lord will fight my battles. I will rest and enjoy Sholom.