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1 Peter 5:6-7, Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Stress. Just the word alone has connotations that evoke a sense of worry. Many of us, especially if you’re a woman, like to be in control. For instance, if someone is creating havoc in our life, then“they need to change.” Without ill intentions, we may begin to manipulate a situation—we think, “If I’m nice to that person who is causing me stress, maybe they won’t be critical of me anymore.” When we allow…

“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5 There are so many things I don’t understand. For example, how does your skin hold you all together but it’s so fragile that even paper can cut it? How does God make every single snowflake to have its own unique design? I can become overwhelmed by what I don’t know, and there will be many times that I won’t understand what God is doing on…

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” Psalm 27:14 The days of waiting a week for a package is over and dial-up internet is only something people over the age of 30 remember. We now live in a world of Amazon Prime with same day shipping and 5G fast-speed internet. The efforts of 21st-Century businesses is making the process of waiting obsolete and that mindset has influenced our approach to God. There is a  plethora of scriptures that command us to wait, and even though the world is…