“The Coronavirus…The Deaths…The Stock Market fall...The Elections….The Uncertainty… Climate Change…
It is pretty overwhelming to hear all that is going on in this world.
I am not here to add to your troubles. Quite the opposite. I am here to have you hear. Not my voice, you would never be comforted. I, like you am only human. I succumb to the same things that you do.
—If you are a teenager reading this, the world is not going to die off. People will always be screaming and clamoring for help. Do not stress over the things that you can’t control. You already have enough on your plate. Plan for the future, plan for things long term. Because this bad stuff is all going to go away. As much black death misinformation on social media and TV, do not listen to it. Keep focused on what is long term. It may be hard for you, but just do it.
—If you are in your 20s, do not stress over the things that you can’t control. Keep going to college, or trade school. Get married. Have children. Think long term. You already have enough social media pressure telling you that the world stinks, that you can’t afford a house and why have children in this dark world. I can attest to the fact that when I was a teen, or in my 20s, people were screaming that if we did not do anything for the climate, we would all be dead by 1984, 2000, 2012…As much black death misinformation on social media and TV, do not listen to it. Keep focused on what is long term.
“The world is still here.
—If you are in your 30s, do not stress over the things that you can’t control. If you still don’t own a home and are not married, it’s okay. The things you are hearing and watching all over the world, will all fade away. The things that are important, are just around the corner for you. You have found that a job doesn’t make you who you are. That is just a profession, one that doesn’t carry your identity. It is just a way to a means. Keep working wherever you are, unless you want to reinvent yourself. If you want to reinvent yourself, go for it! As much black death misinformation on social media and TV, do not listen to it. Keep focused on what is long term.
—If you are middle aged, do not stress over the things that you can’t control. By now you know that the news and social media outlets have been wrong before. We have been on the brink of human annihilation before, and nothing new is in the news. Doomsday is always a click away. If you are stressed over finances, or that you have lost 30% of your pension, do not fret. Think long term. Your adult kids will be fine. If you are blessed enough to have grand babies, then you are certainly over-joyed. Because you’ve realized that as much black death misinformation on social media and TV, you stopped listening to it. Keep focused on what is long term.
—If you are reading this and you are in the twilight of your life, I want you to look around, close your eyes, and take in the smells, and all the sensory information your body is giving you. Feel the wind in your face. Hear the sounds around you, smell everything coming your way. For long term, your senses will be intensified even more so.
“Better yet, I encourage you at whatever age you find yourselves in, to do the above.
But, the most important part of all this is, do not stress over the things that you can’t control, and if you hear God’s voice while closing your eyes, do not harden your heart. If you are stressed over all that is happening around you, hear God’s voice!
If you are afraid that you or a loved one will catch the dreaded coronavirus, hear God’s voice!
If you are worried about Climate change, hear God’s voice.
If you have lost faith in the political system, hear God’s voice!
If you think the world is going to end badly, hear God’s voice.
You see, the secret to stress free living, is long term hearing of God’s voice.
Jesus is calling you, He is telling you, “Do not be afraid. I have gone before you to prepare a place in my Kingdom. This Kingdom will never end, because it had no beginning! This Kingdom I own, has been here forever. I have a place for you in My Kingdom. Do not be afraid. Take My Hand, give me your stresses, worries and burdens. I will carry them. You’ll see that My Yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Now do you understand this long term thinking? If you are wondering about all that’s going on, and are stressing over it, afraid and not being able to move, hear God’s voice.
Whatever the situation you are in, don’t harden your mind and heart, hear Him calling out to you.
Even if the world is going to tormented affliction, do not worry, God has it covered. God has you covered! Call out to Jesus, ask Him to enter into your life, to take all the bad things you have done and have been done to you, the stresses, worries, financial burdens, whatever thing may be, ask Jesus to carry them for you. Ask Him into your life. Ask Him to guide and help you. Ask Him to keep calling you into His place, because you are finally listening!
One more thing, do not stress over the things that you can’t control, let Jesus worry about those thing…Let me tell you, Jesus doesn’t worry…He takes care of things…