So I just wanted to encourage you today that God is in the midst of all that you are dealing with!
If you are stressed out at the mechanic because of how much the car repairs are going to cost, know that God will provide for you! :
"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:8
If you are stressed because your children are misbehaving, falling into the wrong crowd or walking on the wrong path of life and you are feeling helpless, know that God is in the midst of your home. And He will turn things around for your children:
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." - Proverbs 22:15
If you are stressed over your marriage that seems to be coming apart at the seams, and you can't seem to understand why your spouse is so distant and you feel like your efforts are useless, God can revive your marriage and restore love and unity in your household:
Ephesians 4:2-3: “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."
If you have a big assignment at work and you can't seem to sleep because the burden work is weighing on you, invite God to come in and help you. Give him your worries and let him give you peace:
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." - John 14: 27
There are so many things throughout the day that can stress us out! Work obligations. Mental anxiety. Physical sickness. Let us give our personal and unique stresses to the Lord today and ask Him to help us. Find a promise in the Bible that you can hang on to and pray over that can confirm your trust in God even in the midst of your stress.
I can almost hear God say that you believe He parted the waters, sent manna from the sky and fire from Heaven....surely he'll be at the mechanic with you. Have faith he'll work things out for you. And invite him in. Don't try to figure it all out on your own. He's here to help, restore and fix!
If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you.