Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

For most of us, the school year has been going now for a few weeks. Whether you’re meeting at home, online or in person, the newness of it has probably worn off. Now you’re faced with homework, sports, friendship drama and lots of other stressors.

It’s easy when life starts getting full and busy and maybe even a little crazy to begin to get stressed out. The truth about stress is that it’s really a form of fear.

Stress is rooted in fear.

Perhaps you’re stressed out about homework. If you’re honest, are you fearful that you don’t understand it, or that you won’t get it done in the time you have to do it each night?

Maybe relationships stress you out. Deep down, you’re afraid you won’t be accepted or that you’ll miss out on something really fun.

If we’re not careful, the stress of life will keep us from really enjoying those blessings God puts around us. So today, if the newness of school has worn off and you’re starting to feel stress, remember stress isn’t of God. God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear, but rather of power, love, and a sound mind!


Leave us a comment and let us know how we can encourage you. We know school is stressful, but we’re here to encourage you that with God’s help you can make it through!

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