Don’t Over Think It

By: Dana Parrish

Posted: March 19, 2016

Category: Daily Devotional

Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more. For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-2

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed trying to think of something profound to say about God’s word. I want to get it right so I pray and think for hours sometimes days wanting to bring glory to God with my words. Then there are mornings, like today, when God reminds me that His word stands on its own. Simply stated it says to live for God. Live in a way that pleases God. This must be our focus each day. If that is our goal and the desire of our hearts then I believe stress will go away and peace will take its place in our hearts.


Gracious God, stress seems like a normal reaction to daily life anymore. Help us Lord to focus on living in a way that pleases You. When that is our focus I know that all the other stuff just won’t seem so important anymore. May we glorify You in our lives and live in a way that pleases You. Please forgive us of our sins and we thank You for Your unending love and amazing grace that covers us. In Jesus Name, Amen.