Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Oh that ugly word stress… why does it have to make an appearance in our life? Because first we let it and permit it to be a part of our life. And isn’t it the silliest of things that cause us anxiety? If we figure out and realize that stress is not a condition but a situation that can be fixed, only then will we figure out how to deal and respond to it. We may not always be able to control what happens in our life but we can certainly control how we react. Sometimes I truly believe it is a simple lack of faith that causes us stress. We start to feel anxious about something and BAM its out there and we lose what little control we had.

The best way to start reducing the stress in our life is to start praying, cease feeling anxious about all things and focus on a solution rather than dwelling on the issue. Instead of thinking about all the bad things that can happen, consider as many ways as possible to create an outcome that is advantageous. Starting praising God for all the good He has done in our life and for the life we have at this very moment. We all have things to be grateful for. We have the air we breathe, we have the food we eat, we have the house that shelters us, we have our health, we have our family who we adore and we have our faith, which gets us through times of stress and anxiety.

We do have the power to overcome stress, it is just finding the appropriate ways in dealing with and managing it and not freaking out over every little thing. This Bible verse is one I think all of us should have laying around, whether on our fridge, our desk or our bedside table, it is one we should memorize and know my heart. It can get you through some pretty tough times and give you the peace you so desire.

Philippians 4:6-7

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."


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