Memory Verse: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.” —Isaiah 26:3–4, esv

Background: We live in a world where the demands for our time and attention seem to be unending—our jobs, health, family, friends, and even ministry can easily overwhelm us. However, stress is a common human experience as shown in many biblical characters’ lives, including our Lord Jesus. The Bible shows us that the ultimate solution to stress is to surrender our lives to God and seek the peace only He can give.

Reflection: How is God uniquely telling, through the story of your life, the narrative He has been telling since the beginning of time?

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