Worry and stress are horrible things. In my lifetime, I’ve been paralyzed at times because I couldn’t handle what was going on. As a Christian, this was quite embarrassing and frustrating.
Yes, the Bible promises all these things IF you are actively seeking a relationship with God, studying His word and developing your prayer life. You can find joy, peace and harmony — if you daily strive to know God and apply His word to your life.
When I went through changing my business model and finances it was a tight rope act at times. Had I been the old Nathan, I know with 100% confidence that I would have been committed to a mental asylum.
But I knew where I was headed and where God wanted me. I had peace. My wife saw it in me. My daughter saw it in me. Others around me saw it in me.
Do I still have hard times? Yes! Did I have moments of worry? Yes! Did I let worry and stress consume me? NOPE!
Life Lesson: God loves you and cares for you, but to get the benefits God has for you, you must walk with Him daily.