Posted: March 8, 2021 by Nate Ferguson, Lead Pastor
Sometimes stress can make you feel overwhelmed and you wonder, “How can I handle all this stress?” The answer is, you don’t have to. God is bigger than your stress, and He is ready, waiting, and more than capable to help you carry your burdens.
Stress-Free Trivia Break
Now, here are some fun trivia questions, let’s see if you can guess the right answers.
What is the estimated weight of planet earth in tons?
A. 6 Billion Tons
B. 6 Trillion Tons
C. 6 Quintrillion Tons
D. 6 Sextillion tons
If you guessed the letter D, you are correct. Here’s what it looks like as a number: 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That’s 21 zeroes! And we still need to times it by 2,000 lbs which equals 1 ton. My calculator won’t compute that number because it’s too big.
Now, just for fun, what’s holding up planet earth? Gravity. Who created gravity? No, it’s not Isaac Newton, he just more or less discovered how it works.
Did you know the earth is tilted at exactly 23 degrees? Any more or less and our seasons would be lost in a melted polar flood.
And finally, did you know the earth revolves at a rate of just over 1,000 miles per hour or 25,000 miles per day, 9,000,000,000 miles per year?
Nothing Is Bigger Than God
So, if God can suspend the weight of planet earth in the universe, keep it perfectly tilted, and keep it rotating at a consistent speed, do you think he might be able to help you with the stress you are currently facing? Do you think he might be the answer to guide you on what to do next?
The next time you think, “How can I handle all this stress”, remember: He knows you, He created you, and He loves you more than you can imagine. Give him some room to work in your life. He knows how to help. You just need to ask, then be quiet and allow Him to work.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7
Get to know God by reading His Word. An easy way to do that is to use YouVersion Bible App.
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