Faith Relieves Stress

Deuteronomy 32:10-12  10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.Apple of his eye” has a meaning of the central aperture of the eye, but here is cherished above others. Note! This is the first time the word “apple” is mentioned.  11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:Protection”  12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him. The LORD protected Jacob and led Him. This is set as example to us that our Father is over us, wings spread in protection of things coming against us. 

Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

* Faith, believe; trust in Him as He is always with you. So be what He would have you to be, STRONG and with COURAGE!

1 Chronicles 28:10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.

* You become that house, when you accept Him into your heart. Build on it with His Word.

Psalm 16:8-10  8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Right hand” = work! Our Father has always got your back when you do right.  9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.  10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

* You have been shown salvation and have received it. Now live it! Believe and rejoice in the FACT you shall live forever.

Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

* Christ is that “Right Hand”, He has shown us the path of life. With that you are shown the way to joy. Show your faith and be joyful because you have Christ in you.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

* With that light you can see. With sight you see there is nothing or no one to worry about. Suck it up and be that Christian, Christ has shown us to be. Ref. - 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

* There is always a tomorrow. We all sin and we ALL can be forgiven, (IF) we repent and have faith in knowing it is done. Our tomorrow can start today.

Psalm 31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

* Let everyone know, you’re the LORD’s, as He is The One that sees you through this life, not anyone else.

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

* His Word is our instruction manual for life. With it we see the direction to life and the power behind it.

Psalm 32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

* You can! because you do “right” and show it from your “heart” or actions. So REJOICE! and BE GLAD! You're can do Christians!

Psalm 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

* Yes, WHY? You have The One true God behind what ever you do in life, (IF) you have faith in Him.

Psalms 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

Psalms 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

* “Fear” should be translated Love, as everyone that follows Him and loves Him has nothing to fear. He loves us more than you can see or comprehend. There are some that should fear Him though.

Psalms 103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

* You love Him and He feels that love. He looks after you in everything. He is The best Father you could ever know, if you would take the time to know Him.

Psalms 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

* Look after them that lack and He looks after your needs to help them and you. You do it out of love for your Father first and the love for your brothers or sisters second.

Psalms 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

* Always remember The Word is the path to take and not the world’s path. This helps us as we see the events today and those that are following evil. You can bet on the fact that if the leaders are going the way of evil, you should go the other.

Proverbs 2:9-11  9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.  10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;  11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

* When you have knowledge, you have understanding and with understanding comes power to do what is right in The eyes of God. When you do what is right, do you not feel good about it? With that your souls feels good in doing so.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

* Let Him do His work in you. Don’t let the earthly way creep in as it tries to everyday. Look to The LORD and not the devil.

Proverbs 12:20  Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

* Once you have that FAITH, you have peace of mind. With that comes joy. Nothing can bother you like it did before anymore.

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

* I pray your trust isn’t in humans. They will let you down when our Father will not.

Lamentations 1:9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.

* Lamentations means sad song. It is speaking of Israel and she cry’s out for The LORD God as He is The comfort for us all. When your enemy’s physically and emotionally comes on you, all you have to do is call on The LORD and believe He takes care of it for you. He gives you strength to over come what may come.

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

* When we truly have faith, we know beyond a doubt, our Father will see us through anything that comes. He will set a way of protection.

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

* His Word and Spirit give us that comfort. Knowing is power and peace of mind.

 Mathew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

* The world isn’t going to help you. Put the only true treasure upon you. God’s Word!

Matthew 6:20  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

* Things of the world stay here. Put God in your mind everyday and treasure Him. With Him in you, it will be hard for others to steel you back to their ways.

Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

* Faith! = The Love and action in the belief, He is your treasure and He is in you. He helps us through it ALL.

Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

* Show that focus is in Him. Show that Faith in your actions, as it’s what others see from you. Christian = Christ like. Let your Faith shine!

Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

* The flesh is going back to dirt. You better be thinking about what is next for you. Your soul is more important than this body. Rest in that assurance of the fact you love and follow God, you are favored and He will take very good care of you here and to come.

Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

* Do you think you are less than a bird to our Father? He provides the means for the birds so you better believe He will provide the means for you first.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

* God first. Family and those in need second. Work or school third. Then everything else, and our Father will see you’re needs met.

Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

* (IF) you have FAITH in God our Father, and have given Him the time in your life to come to understand His letter to us = The Bible, than you have nothing to fear. (IF) you haven’t, it’s never too late if you have a breath in you to get started. Life isn’t about a party or about a day of the week, but about seeking God and living in faith of He will see to our needs everyday.

Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

* “Within that hour” she was held. We be can right now! All we have to do is repent and believe. To not believe it is done, you ask Christ be crucified all over again because you think it wasn’t good enough. When you repent, it is DONE! You are made new at that instant. He doesn’t want to hear another word about the past. 

Mark 2:21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.

* You’re new completely. Start it as such! Get into His Word and live it everyday as you grow in it. Stay away from the old ways and stay in His ways. We are made new in Christ! And letting in the old ways, you will fall.

John 6:32-35   32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. There are things that help the “body” to live and there is One that keeps the soul alive.  33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.  The chance is for ALL, but He isn’t going to force it on anyone. Love is freely given and taken.  34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. Take it as it gives understanding and peace in a world of ever growing evil. Your Faith sees you through and gives you a way for those to see the path.  35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.  His Word sustains us. Everyone that hungers for it that is. Don’t rely on man to feed you. If you only get a few verses when you go to your church, it’s up to you to go and seek more to be feed when you are hungry. Too many churches are not doing their work anymore.  It is an everyday walk, not a once a week pew warming. You would starve if that were the case.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

* “Comforter” here is in Capital "C", which means The Holy Spirit.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost = Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

* Look at The Holy Spirit as His intellect speaking to your mind. When you listen to your conscious, you have that feeling within you letting you know what to do or think. That is He leading you in the right direction.

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

* Why would you! You have FAITH, And He showed us all we need to know of how to live today.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Romans 1:-6  1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,  2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)  3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;  (Key of David) and with this there must be a opposite. You can read of in Genesis4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:  Doing what must have been done. In His resurrection death was defeated.  5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:  By His favor for us all that so chose to follow and believe in Him, we show the whole earth our Faith. It isn’t a Democrat or Republicans, but a Christian that helps others and shows the world Christ.  6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:  Once we chose Him, He expects us to do His will. Christian = Christ Like!

Romans 1:9-12  9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;  10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.  11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;  12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

* Paul is telling us of truth and that we may be of the same mind and strength in Faith of God.

Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

* Don’t think on the worldly things, but on our Father and be blessed in all you do.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

* Have God in mind with all you do and it all works out in the end.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

* Nothing you can say to that!

Romans 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

* Somebody asked, "Where can I get faith? How can I have faith? “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”  What a tremendous key this is when we think about what faith can do for us. Really we are asking what the word of God can do for us, what hearing the word of God can do for us.

Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

* God’s Word, and I mean all of it, is The Manual for life in the flesh. When you open something, do you just try to put it together and take the risk of misplacing a part of it? Or do you take the time to read through the manual as to put it together and make it perfect as possible?

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

* Everyone and I mean everyone goes through things. With God in your heart, your faith brings you through it because you have this understanding. Our Father always sets a path to take and it’s up to us to take it.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

* With knowing this, know also that your sins are behind you and you start a new day everyday in repentance and FAITH. Know you are a can do child of God.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

* You can handle it all and God WILL give you a path out of troubles, just choose it wisely and know where that path came from.

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

* One mind = yoked together in the same thought and that thought is in Christ Jesus and His word. His word brings that peace of mind. Live it and be true Christians = Christ like, showing God’s love to everyone.

Ephesians 3:11-21  11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:  12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.  When you know God is with you, it gives you the boldness to accomplish it all.  13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.  Everyone has things happen. It is called life. It helps you to grow into a strong child of God or you can let it make you a weak follower of satan. God doesn’t want you to worry about anything, but to show your Faith in His purpose.  14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  This shows faith. His actions brings us through.  15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,  Family” is togetherness and “heaven” is were the good that have followed Christ are. “Christians” are these that are named such.  16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;  He gives us strength to do all things, even in tribulations or in other words, in troubles of this earth. We are Can Do Type People of God!  17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,  This is what Faith brings. In your heart you can’t help but feel love and peace of mind as we walk in these flesh bodies. Faith is believing!  18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; That is ALL and ALL. He is with us to infinity.  19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. We strive for it everyday. If we see the sun, it’s another day to stand up and be filled.  20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,  21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. And this world never ends, but the age of flesh man will. And very, very soon!

Philippians 4:6-7  6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

* Let your Father know your needs and it shall be given on His time not yours. Believe it to be and He will see to it. If you don’t show your faith, why would He do it? He wants to hear from us and wants our love. Doesn’t every parent?

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

* You’re a Christian, so it is time to let that be known in your heart and be at peace.

2 Thessalonians 3:3-5  3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. Who? Man? No but our Lord has given us His All and He doesn’t ever lie.  4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. Through His Word we have been given the things we need. In it is a path and confidence in a world full of evil and disappointments and things only the flesh wants.  5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. For who? Christ! So don’t get “caught up” when satan is here thinking he has everything for you. Wait on the true Christ. If you’re in these flesh bodies that you see in the mirror everyday, he isn’t the true.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

* Know it! Feel it! Be it! Show that faith you have and be at peace.

2 Timothy 2:22  Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

* Wake in Faith and follow Christ examples He has set forth in His Word. Don’t let corruption and doubt creep back in. There comes a time when you have to leave that worldly thought and focus on FACTS. Christianity is the fact. God’s Word gives you the means to know how to live in this world. The Bible is the instruction manual for this life in the flesh. 

 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

* Many that lack wisdom are going to tell you “You’re judging”; you darn right I am! Withholding truth from them and not letting them know of what a sin is in life, your not being a help and a worker of God, but a waste of what a true child of God is to be doing. 

Hebrews 11:1-6  1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The substance is what are needs are. Even though we can’t see our Father face to face, we can see His work all around us. Everything you have that is good around you is the evidence He provides.  2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. These “elders” are the ones before us and by them we see He provides and sustains us in times of need. Looking around the world we can see His work being done in past and present.  3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. We can’t see all the worlds “being made” but they are here and out there. He spoke it and they are!  4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.  Even when you didn’t see the room get cleaned, you know it was done because you can see the after affect. God here can still see what Able had done. God can see our Faith and in our actions after we have gone, others can see the effects.   5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.   This is why some believe he may be one of the two witnesses. They had not died of flesh but were taken from this age ref. – Gen. 5:24 and was for a purpose of God’s knowing thus far. Enoch prophesied in Jude 1:14, the Lord would come, so he left us something and shows he was.  6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. You can’t be a part time believer. You must be A Believer! It’s all or nothing and He is great to us that believe. Faith is strength and strength is power. With it we can do all things because He is in us. 

1 Peter 5:6-7   6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

* Have FAITH and He will reward you. Just as every Father should, we must also give our all to Him. He has got our backs. We are not the ones in total control. When a situation arises that you can’t bear. Give it to Him and show your faith. He will set a way before your hands, feet or mind to handle it. Ref. - Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

His will” He will provide everything we NEED, not want. It will be on HIS TIME, not our own. Our “confidence” is our FAITH He will see us through everything and He hears our every thought.

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.   

Don't let the world or the past control your life in the present or tomorrow...

In His service and love to all! 

Pastor Todd Davis