It’s no secret that ministry is full of stress. Many of you are at the end of your rope. Maybe you’re even ready to resign because of the stress.
This stress not only impacts our churches, but it also adversely affects our own health. Proverbs 14:30 tells us: “Peace of mind means a healthy body, but jealousy will rot your bones” (NCV). Too much stress isn’t healthy.
The good news is God doesn’t leave us empty-handed as we struggle with stress. The Bible has a lot to say about peace. Whether it’s spiritual peace (peace with God), emotional peace (peace of God), or relational peace (peace with other people), God’s Word provides a pattern of life that leads to the peace we’re all looking for.
Jesus once said, “I leave you peace; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27 NCV).
The peace of God isn’t something you earn. It’s not something you need to psych yourself up…Continue Reading