Written about in the post “Overcoming the Pressures of Life” was how
Jesus went through the pressures of life on earth by praying and submitted to
the purpose for which God had sent Him which was to die for our sins. In the
Garden of Gethsemane, sweat was falling from Him like drops of blood to the
ground. We may not face this type of pressure but we face stuff in life that
can get to us. Maybe it’s trying to meet impossible deadlines at work, maybe
it’s a health issue, or a relationship that’s not working out.
What can we do to deal with
these challenges we face? Some ideas might include keeping positive, praying,
planning out each step, and taking action with faith that God will provide the
resources needed to get through anything. Another idea might be to set out each
day to memorize scripture and try to internalize them so they can be used in
time of need. With the Word of God internalized, we have more poise in stressful
situations like talking in front of an audience or taking an exam or going
through a medical procedure.
Each day has its challenges and that’s
why we want to seek God first thing to help us take on these challenge the best
we can. Today’s video is about this stuff of life: how God can use these
moments to help us appreciate that maybe our stuff is not as bad as we think
and we can step ahead with faith: This is the Stuff – Francesca Battistelli.
That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in
hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am
strong. - 2 Corinthians 12:10