The word stress is defined by dictionary.com as
It seems to be when pressures come at you from every angle and your needs become greater than your source. When what you see consumes you and you find yourself staring at the problem again, even though you tell yourself, ‘God is bigger! He has this!’ The battle wages for control of your thoughts. ‘Is God really going to do that?’ ‘Did He really say that to you?’
Sound familiar? Trust me, we’re all under attack in some way because satan is on assignment to deceive! He did it to Eve in the garden, “Did God really say that?” But James 4:7 says it like this: “So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.” He’s trying to get you to believe that what you see with your physical eyes cannot change with what you know with your spiritual eyes.
2 Corinthians 4:7 ERV says; We have this treasure from God, but we are only like clay jars that hold the treasure. This is to show that the amazing power we have is from God, not from us. We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We often don’t know what to do, but we don’t give up. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed.
So I encourage you, child of God! Yes thats right, you are His child with full access to HIS treasure and resources, stand your ground! Don’t give an inch! When the devil pushes you, push him back! God has trained us to stand against those giants in our lives so lets all band together as a mighty army, praying for one another.
I speak strength into you my friend. Put on your armor, gather your weapons (the Word) and lets quench us some darts today! Be strong in the Lord