“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”  Isaiah 26:3


I am going to give you some quotes from an excerpt by Max Lucado.  It’s regarding stress and worry…anxiety.  It’s from his book called Come Thirsty.  I also found it in his devotional book called, Mocha with Max.  God gave him these words to encourage us, so I’m sure he won’t mind if I quote him today.

In these times we live in, when Satan is coming in like a flood with all of his minions, surrounding our hearts and minds, WE NEED PEACE!  But where can we find this peace??  ONLY in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer!-anita


Here’s what Max says…

“A good memory makes for a good heart.  It works like this.  Let’s say a stress stirrer comes your way.  The doctor decides you need an operation.  She detects a lump and thinks it best that you have it removed.  So there you are, walking out of her office.  You’ve just been handed this cup of anxiety.  What are you going to do with it?  You can place it in one of two pots.

You can dump your bad news into the vat of worry and pull out the spoon.  Turn on the fire.  Stew  on it.  Stir it.   Mope for a while.  Brood for a time.  Won’t be long before you’ll have a delightful pot of pessimism.  Some of you have been sipping from this vat for a long time.  Your friends and family have asked me to tell you that the stuff you’re drinking is getting to you.

How about a different idea?  The pot of prayer.  Before the door of the doctor’s office closes, give the problem to God.  ‘I receive your lordship.  Nothing comes to me that hasn’t passed through you.’

In addition, stir in a healthy helping of gratitude.  You don’t think about a lion and bear, but you do remember the tax refund, the timely counsel, or the suddenly open seat on the overbooked flight.  A glimpse into the past generates strength for the future. 





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