I’m not sure it gets much more stressful than hearing a diagnosis of having kidney cancer when you weren’t expecting a thing. This happened to me several years ago and I’m sure glad I had learned beforehand what the Bible teaches about healing so I knew how to respond in the day of crisis. Today I’ll share 3 biblical truths that helped me to not worry about my health.
One of the leading causes of stress I hear from my clients is health related, either their own health or that of a loved one. The stress comes from being in pain, incurring huge medical expenses, getting a scary diagnosis or wondering what would happen to their kids if something happens to them. Health problems cause stress and stress causes health problems.
As always, to stress less, we need to go to the Bible as our ultimate authority, instruction manual and guide. And there we’ll find these three biblical truths:
Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what to do when you ran into difficulties in life and need a good idea? Wouldn’t that help eliminate stress? A problem would come but instead of worrying or becoming fearful about it, you would just turn to the things you knew to do and not be ruled by your emotions. Today, I’m sharing a plan for you to turn to when you are in need of a good idea of what to do.
Warning: If you want to keep your anxiety and stay in your depression or if you just want some sympathy this video is not for you. But if you want to bust through the obstacles to stress-free living, here are 4 tips on how to do it.
I’m about to say something that won’t be too popular. But I say it out of total love and a desire to see people bust through stress instead of getting stuck in it. I also say it as a person who understands stress, worry and fear consuming your life. And I say it as a person who found my way out to freedom and want to help you too.
Okay, here goes...Some people are stuck in their life of anxiety, depression and stress because they see the obstacles in their life and they just lie down and say, “They are too big. They are too tough. They’ve been around so long. There’s nothing I can do about it. They must be part of God’s plan or He wouldn’t have allowed it. This is just the way...
Is expecting the best just a positive thinking, worldly idea that is really a bunch of nonsense and won’t help your stress? No! I’ll show you from the Bible today Jesus’ take on this subject and 4 ways you can apply it to your life.
Have you heard this quote before?
“Expect the best, prepare for the worst.”
Or how about this one…
“Expect the worst and you’ll never be disappointed.”
“Don’t expect too much. It’s always better to be surprised than disappointed.”
There are a lot of ideas out there about what we should expect but the only ones we need concern ourselves with are from the Bible.
In Mark 9 the father of a demon-possessed child came to Jesus and said, “But please, if you’re able to do something, anything—have compassion on us and help us!” Jesus said to him, “What do you mean ‘if’? If you are able to believe, all things are...
Today I’m sharing with you a super easy way to bring healing to your body from the physical reaction to stress.
Someone once said, “Life is so daily.” That is an accurate sentiment of the pressure, responsibilities and tension of daily life. We feel a persistent and insistent demand to always be doing something, learning something or figuring a problem out. This constant pressure when allowed into our hearts and minds gives us stress. 75-90% of all visits to a primary care doctor are related to stress. Stress takes a toll on our bodies.
How stressed out are you - right now? Let’s do a quick check of our bodies.
A high strung nature is how it is sometimes...
Have you ever experienced general anxiety where your muscles feel tight, you’re on the verge of a headache if you don’t have one already, and you feel kind of riled up, irritated, annoyed but you may not even be able to say why. You don't feel happy and you find yourself getting angry over the small stuff. You are fuming and fretting. Fussing and feeling distressed. But everything is going okay in life or at least nothing new has happened.
So, why the nervous tension and how can you exchange it for calmness and peace?
Four common causes of nervous tension that you can address are...
Over-stimulation. We are exposed to so much. So much noise. So much visual stimulation. So much marketing. So much information. So much clutter. The body’s response to the stress of the over-stimulation is a whole host of chemicals being released that are slowly eating you alive as well as making you feel tired and frustrated.
To combat this we must build periods of...
A recent Gallup survey shows the unhappy state of America. It reported increased depression, increased daily physical pain, increased day-to-day worry, declines in “positive energy” from family and friends, and declining satisfaction with their standard of living, among other things. Surveying over 2.5 million people it showed that happiness is in a sharp decline. But anyone who desires happiness can achieve it by learning these principles I’m sharing on how to create your own happiness.
So, how do you create your own happiness? To get my first point, click here to see part 1. Today we are starting on point #2.
#2 Don’t manufacture unhappiness. Seems obvious. Yet so many of us do it! Of course, not all unhappiness is self-created but there are enough problems created by life that we certainly don’t want to add to it by anything that we do. To a large extent, by...
Who decides if you are going to be happy or unhappy in life? You do. Abraham Lincoln said that people were just about as happy as they made up their minds to be. We want to pass the responsibility off on others, but the good news is if it is up to us, then we aren’t waiting on anyone else and we don’t need to try to control them to get our happiness.
I have 4 ways to create your own happiness. We’ll cover the first one today and then in the next blog, we’ll cover the other 3.
So, how do you create your own happiness?
Do you feel like your prayers aren’t doing you any good when it comes to your stress, worry, and fear? Or do you find yourself throwing up emergency prayers when you have run out of all other options? Today I’m sharing 4 kingdom principles to get powerful results when you pray.
As a Christian, prayer is a powerful tool we have for busting through stress. But I think way too many of us have either taken it for granted or don’t really understand the power we have available through prayer.
If you are feeling drained and stress has left you exhausted, you very likely have leaks in your life that are allowing your energy to slip through. Let's identify and fix your energy leaks so you are ready to jump full force into God’s plan for your life, which I’m pretty sure does not include being too tired to make a difference in this world.
If we’ll look for the energy leaks in our life and fix them we can handle things with easy power and carry our responsibilities without a strain. We can learn to live life without wasting an ounce of energy and all our efforts can have maximum results or in the words of the Bible, "everything we put our hands to will prosper". Sound good?
Let’s discover 7 leaks that drain our power or energy...
1) How you think you feel has a definite effect on how you actually feel physically. If your mind tells you that you are tired, your body accepts the fact. A big example of that for me is when the number of...