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UCB Word For You 7th February 2022 | Feeling stressed (2)

by Blessing Iko

UCB Word For You Monday 7 February 2022 | Feeling stressed (2)

UCB Word For You 7th February 2022 | Feeling stressed (2)

UCB Word For You Monday 7 February 2022 | Feeling stressed (2)

Welcome to UCB Word For You Monday 7 February 2022 as you study God’s word remain bless. Please share with others.

Topic: Feeling stressed (2)

Scripture: ‘He has never let you down.-’Psalm 22:24 MSG

When we’re feeling anxious about the future, we should take a moment to stop and remind ourselves that two of God’s names are ‘Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last’ (Revelation 22:13 KJV). Wherever we’re going, God’s already there! Jesus said, ‘The sheep hear his voice…he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice’ (John 10:3-4 NKJV). Sheep get to know the Shepherd’s voice by spending time with Him. ‘He goes before them’, which means that God can and will direct us.

Every time we reach a breaking point, we have a choice: either give up, or trust God’s guidance and persevere. Long-distance runners use the expression ‘hitting the wall’ to describe the point where they feel they can’t take another step. When they’re exhausted and feel like giving up, they know if they push through the pain, they’ll get their second wind, which will carry them over the finish line.

There are times we need to just push on through the challenges to reach victory in our lives. It isn’t an easy thing to do, but we can be sure Jesus is with us every step of the way, encouraging us and cheering us on. If we’ve picked up burdens that aren’t ours to carry, let’s put them down and leave them for God.

If the burdens we do need to carry feel too heavy, let’s give them to God. ‘He has never let you down, never looked the other way when you were being kicked around. He has never wandered off to do his own thing; he has been right there, listening’ (Psalm 22:24 MSG). The more we trust God, the less room there’ll be for stress.

What Now?

Are you carrying any stresses or burdens that you don’t need to? Today, have a talk with God about the things that are weighing you down, and hand them over to Him one by one.

Bible Reading: Exodus 27-28, Matthew 21:1-22

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