The prompts from Tracie Miles are:
- Stress is an outward indication of an inner situation – a situation of a heart that needs Jesus.
- You are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – or indeed only one. Luke 10:41-42
- You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on you. Isaiah 26:3
- Unbelief puts our circumstances between us and God; faith puts God between us and our circumstances
They all have the central theme that we need Jesus. If we don’t have that presence in us, if we are ignoring it or crowding it out, then we will suffer. We must search for Him, call on Him, welcome Him in, spend time in His word and seek His will. Obedience and seeking Him will always bring Him near. Even if immediately preceded by disobedience and rebellion. He loves a repentant heart. Confess and turn to Him and all will be well. Even if you deal with consequences of your rebellion, He will be with you. Seek Him and His peace is perfect.
Don’t we all want God between us and our circumstances? That seems a much better arrangement than the other way around. Cry out “I believe, help thou my unbelief” and He will hear.