Afternoon Thought: Slow Down. When you’re in a stressful situation, don’t let your adrenaline drive you. Instead, SLOW down. Stop and strengthen yourself. Listen and look to God. Obey what he says. And lastly, watch and wait for what he will do. Look at David’s example when he seemed to lose everything in Ziklag: “Moreover David was greatly distressed…But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God” (1 Samuel 30:6, NASB).