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Youth News – NOVEMBER

STRESS 

 
Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

We can all agree that life can be stressful, right? No matter how good your life is, there are going to be some things in it that cause you to be a little bit, if not a lot, stressed. But if you have a relationship with God, then there’s good news! The Bible is full of promises from Him that make handling stress a lot easier.
It’s amazing how we can work ourselves into a frenzy so quickly when we’re stressed, isn’t it? For example, the other night at the E3 Youth House we were talking about being stressed over homework.
Let’s say you have a lot of homework, and you’re wondering how in the world you are going to fin-ish it all. So you start to worry that you won’t finish it and you’ll get a bad grade. Then you start to worry that the bad grade is going to make you fail the whole class, which makes you worry that you may not ever graduate high school. Pretty soon, you’ve convinced yourself that you’re going to be a high school dropout with no job, living on the streets and begging for food, all because you were a little overwhelmed about some homework.
It seems silly, right? But be honest with yourself – how often do you think things like that? More often then you want to admit. Or maybe its stress over something more serious such as your parents getting a divorce. You are worried that you’re going to have to pick one over the other. Then you start to worry that neither one of them will love you, and if your parents don’t love you, then no one else ever will and you’ll be alone for the rest of your life. That’s pretty heavy stress.
We take things that are stressful and just run with them in our minds making them more and more stressful the more we think about them. But that’s why this promise from God is so amazing. It says that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him… That’s you!
So whether you’re causing yourself to worry over small stress like homework, or large stress like a divorce in the family, know this; God has a plan for you, and He will work in everything, even the stressful things, for your good.

Michael S Smith
Youth Pastor

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