“Lord, help!” I cried in my trouble, and he saved me from my distress. Psalm 107:19 (NLT)
This is the scripture verse I focused on this week. I chose the NLT (New Living Translation) version because it spoke more to me. It just made more sense to me as I was reflecting on it. “Lord, help!” How many times have we all cried this out to God? Maybe it was a few days or weeks ago or maybe it was a few seconds ago. No matter what time of the day it is or where we are, God is always there listening.
I know in my life, I have cried out to God more times than I can count (I think this is a pretty good thing, right?). God has never let me down. He has always been right by my side. He may not respond or reply back to me as quickly as I would like, but as I am quickly reminded God is in control, not me. God has saved me through so much turmoil just in my immediate family through the years. He has helped me to forgive and to rebuild relationships. I am so grateful and thankful for this. Through these trials I have grown even closer to God. I however yearn to have an even closer relationship with Him.
Through this online bible study (Stressed-less Living) as well as other bible studies I am involved in, they have helped me to be more intentional in reading and studying His Word. I feel so close to God when I am doing this. I am learning so much through the stories of the Bible, even though I grew up hearing them since a very young age. The Bible stories seem to come to life more now. I am always learning something new and that excites me. I look forward to each time I open the Bible. I feel so blessed!
Are you carrying stress and just want to cry “Lord, help!”? What stressful things are you hanging onto that are out of your control? Give your stress to God and let him control it. I know this is easier said than done. But if you are able to do so, you will feel the weight leave your shoulders. A sense of peace will wash over you. If you are visual person, like myself, take a few moments to close your eyes and picture this. Amazing, isn’t it?
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