Excerpt from a book that I am reading:
Shaul (Paul) endured intense stress and hardship on his missionary journeys. But he could see that through the stress and hardship, Yah was teaching him and his companions a valuable lesson: They were to rely on Yah and his power, not on themselves. Certainly, the Most High, “who can raise the dead,” could be counted upon to rescue them from any “mortal danger.” Second Corinthians 1:9-10 says:
In fact, we expect to die. But as a result, we learned not to rely on ourselves but on Yah who can raise the dead. And He did deliver us from mortal danger. And we are confident that He will continue to deliver us.
Shaul faced many desperate situations. But whatever situation, he could place his faith in Yah because he knew who Yah was and had seen Yah work before. Thus, he set his hope squarely on his awesome Master and Savior. Second Corinthians 4:8-12 states:
We are pressed on every side by troubles but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down but Yah never abandons us. We get knocked down but we get up again and keep going. Through suffering, these bodies of ours constantly share in the death of Yahoshua so that the life of Yahoshua may also be seen in our bodies. Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Yahoshua, so that the life of Yahoshua, will be obvious in our dying bodies. So we live in the face of death but it has resulted in eternal life for you.
What stressful circumstances confront you today? Overwhelming responsibilities at work? Tension in your home? Lack of financial resources? Shaul encourages you to learn what he had to learn the hard way…rely on Yah.
Turn to your Father in heaven, even in your most desperate times. He “can raise the dead” surely He can help you in your time of need. Whenever you feel overwhelmed by the stress in your life, give yourself a time out. Sit and think about those special times when Yah rescued you in the past and believe that He will do it again. Yah “will continue to deliver” you. Turn to him…ask him to give you strength.
*Yah is a refuge in times of stress, Psalm 62:1-8
*Wait on Yah, Isaiah 40:30-31
*Yah is always with you, Romans 8:31-39
*Don’t let stress cause you to worry, Philippians 4:4-9
Yesterday, I noticed that someone I greeted seemed stressed. The person greeted me back but I could tell something was on the person’s mind. I wasn’t able to speak to the person privately however the person does know about this blog. I hope Yah will lead that person to read this post, in the name of Yahoshua, HalleluYah.