First, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His sacrifice of His own flesh and blood so that I can be saved by God’s loving grace today. I thank God for breathing through my lungs for another day. God is so good. He is so real and genuine. Pure and Perfect, adjectives under-value God’s greatness.
So I’d like to talk a little about Stress Management trouble, Anxieties, and Faith issues. They can all be cured by one thing!
There’s something very interesting that occurs within all of us on a daily basis, the fascination of anxiety, stress, anger, or faith issues. We’re all completely guilty and caught red-handed each and every day. Now all of our issues may be different, but I’m sure that at least one of these will strike a cord within you, because well…it’s natural. It’s natural for us to sin, because we were cursed at birth, all expect Jesus, of course.
Diagnosis: How do you know when you’re having issues?
- Stress management – you are unable to cope with your stresses, perhaps you feel over stressed or you focus on the stressor rather than how the actual stress impacts you. Here’s an example: Let’s say that you went out for a nice drive last night, just to cool off steam (because you were stressed), rather than focusing on the actual stressor (The thing that made you stressed out), you focus on the MAGNITUDE or severity of the stress itself. Ah, you see, once you focus on the magnitude or the severity, you let the stress become a part of you…rather than the actual cause of the stressor. The stressor, the reason you went out for a drive, is a very small portion of your stress and that’s because we all have it backwards. Instead, because you went driving to release “stress”, how about focusing on the task at hand and tackling the stressor. How about demolishing the stressor and taking it out of your life? Then, consequently, the stress level is of no importance. So if you really stress with being more stressed about actually being stressed (yes that happens to a ton of people), rather than being stressed out about the stressor, you have issues. Lucky for you, there is peace within God’s wonderful love. Peace that can only be found through God. Listen, all of Christ followers suffer, look at 1 Peter 4 and it will illustrate exactly what type of suffering will entail through your relationship with Christ. You’re not alone in your overtly stressed out being. It’s an extreme blessing for you that your stress management problems can be cured by God. Read on to see how.
When your issues have surpassed the actual diagnosis point:
- Anxiety – once your body reaches a certain stress level, you begin suffering from major anxiety. Again, consequently, because you are stressing over the amount of stress or the magnitude of the stress, rather than the actual stressors themselves. Typically your body has a violent result to too much anxiety, typically a panic attack or extreme tremors, similar to if you overdose on caffeine. This is because anxiety, unlike stress, releases endorphins, pleasure vibes, and so your body actually believes it’s getting some sort of pleasure. After these endorphins become a daily routine, similar to working out, your body expects to get them each and every day. So then you body goes on this Easter Egg Hunt for what is supposed to be new “anxieties” or new stresses that can be magnified greatly. Once your body goes through this process, you literally start to doubt everything, including yourself. Luckily, there is a treatment…read the rest for the answer.
After both of this processes occur, you start to have:
- Faith Issues – Faith Issues are something that everyone at some point or another will struggle with. They will feel like God has “turned against them” or “is no longer watching over them”. These claims typically happen when you’re suffering severe anxieties or a moderate form of a depression. However, pride will not allow you to think YOU could possibly be suffering some too much anxiety or depression (maybe it’s Satan?). But in reality, you’re just too stressed out, you’re coming in contact with too much anxiety! Again, leading to the fact you start to doubt your faith. Hey, everyone’s been there, so don’t act like this doesn’t exist for you.
- I don’t personally have a cure, like I can’t save you, but I can lead you in the right direction and the right direction is…
- 1 Peter 5:6-11 –
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
The reality is you have a temporary problem, but because Jesus died for your sins…God created a permanent solution.
May God bless you and guide you in all that you do. I pray for each and every one of you that reads this. God is so good.