1 Peter 5:6 - 7 (HCSB) - "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you."
We live in a fallen, sinful world - and because of this we can never escape from the pressures and stress around us. Some stress (called eustress) is actually good for us. It is the stress that helps us to strive forward, to accomplish things in our life. Other forms of stress (called distress) is not helpful, and causes us physical, emotional and spiritual issues. So, how do we handle stress? Doses God's Word help us any in this?
Peter assures us that we have a God who cares, who is willing and able to handle all of our stress in life. He wants to help us - if we are willing to let Him. So, let us consider over the next few days some important lessons in letting God handle our stress.
Today, ponder over what causes you to be stressful. Make a list of those things that you stress over. Get that list ready, and over the remainder of this week we will seek four important lessons for handing that list over to God.