Pressure of stress

“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭143‬ NLT)
We are drowning in a sea of sexual images and sinful attractions. Everywhere we look we find temptation to fill our minds with thoughts of sexual relationships that God wouldn’t approve. The writer asked a question that troubles us all: How do we stay pure in a contaminating environment? We cannot do this on our own but must have counsel and strength more dynamic than the tempting influences around us. Where can we find that strength and wisdom? By reading God’s Word and doing what it says.(Tyndale Study Bible)
Where will we get our strength from?
It just makes me think of Pastor Aidan’s message a while ago – “Walk and then Walk again.” It is our journey of walking by faith (For we walk by faith, not by sight – ‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬ KJV). As Christians, we do not live according to the worldly influences. Furthermore, he said we should persevere. If we fail, then walk by faith again.” Walk… Then walk again.”
Just like he explained it, the writer above does the same.
My mind tells me that everything in the world is short lived. All those moments we seek, the pleasure of sex and the moments of comfort a new car (or something similar) gives us. All very short-lived in comparison to the lasting peace you get when you believe and have faith. I have experienced much of the above; I can assure you that the lasting peace that God delivers is far better.
The only way to achieve this is to stay in the Word. Read your Bible often and meditate on it. All the wisdom is captured there.
“God, I pray that you will reveal your Word to all, give me the courage to share my experience with my world. In Jesus Name. Amen.”

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