Peace is internal
Stress is external
I used to see stress as part of my internal nature that I couldn’t change, but am now seeing that isn’t true. I/We can face life and circumstances firmly grounded in the peace of Christ.
- Stress is not caused by others or uncontrollably imposed on us by others.
- Stress is all about how we are thinking about that situation – perspective and beliefs.
Are we choosing to “charge-up” our internal peace of the Holy Spirit or are we “charging-up” the stress levels? God is asking us to upgrade our thinking to see and believe we cannot fail because we are amazingly loved by Father God, and to get a new thought about Him that will replace stress with faith.
We do have the choice in whatever circumstance we face.