Stress is at an epidemic high among believers in the west. What is it about Me that you don’t trust?
Stress and trust cannot coexist in the same believer. So stress is really stemming from an epidemic of doubt plaguing the western believers. Lack of trust stems from a poor relationship. A poor relationship stems from a lack of love, because love and trust go hand in hand. So if you are suffering from stress of any kind, it means you truly have not accepted My Fathers love for you.
Stress and fear are sisters of darkness that shorten the lifespan of millions. When you are not familiar with Fathers love for you, the sisters of darkness will eat away your physical, emotional and spiritual life.
My Father has perfect love for you and perfect love casts out all fear, completely relieving your stress, but if you do not fully believe and live in that fact, stress will torment you to death. So why all the stress?
Two reasons: Spiritual laziness and the lust of the flesh.
My love must be entered into, in order to experience it.
Laziness because you must, “labour to enter into Father’s rest, lazy people will fall into doubt,” Hebrews 4:11.
Lust of the flesh, causes people to be spiritually lazy. Anything from relationships, and entertainment to outright indulging in sinful pleasures are considered lusts of the flesh, when they steal time that I want you to spend with Me alone in My presence, Matthew 6:6.
Finally we reach the bottom of stress.
A strong love relationship with Me is needed to build enough trust to eradicate stress. Establishing an intimate love relationship with Me requires work on your part, a lot of work!
The hardest part of the work is saying, NO, to family and friends when they demand the same time I want with you.
The next is saying, NO, to your own wants and desires. It’s really tough because: “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for their wants and wishes, when they differ from mine, and likewise his wife and children and brothers and sisters – yes and even his own wants, desires and life also – he cannot have an intimate relationship with Me,” Luke 14:26.
So here you find the bottom to all stress: if you are stressed out, you don’t really know Me or My My Father.
For example, “Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. 30 If Father so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith and stressed out one? 31 Therefore do not stress, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? 33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all time in Father’s manifest presence and His way of doing things, and then without stress all these things together will be given you,” Matthew 6:28,30-31,33.
If you do not get to know My and I through the Holy Spirit, the soon coming trouble will increase your stress to a point of heart failure, Luke 21:26.
It is still not to late for you to enter into My rest, but you best hurry, stress like you cannot believe is about to break out all around you, Hebrews 4:9-11.
~ Jim Hammerle
|Jim Hammerle (1941-2017) began ministry working with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times in the mission field pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, teaching, and preaching. As a retired businessman, Jim helped to feed widows and orphans in Uganda, helping Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He became His banker and was privileged to give His money away, wherever He decided, so he also helping to build an orphanage in Haiti and investing in lives in the USA. Totally in love with his LORD, at age 73 he served in ministry at Victory Christian Church and lived every hour listening for his Heavenly Father’s voice. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.|