Oh! Did I puzzle you with this title?🤔
Greetings dear friends
So sorry, I didn’t mean to confuse you. In this post, i am referring to an important problem affecting humans. Any guesses about today’s topic of discussion?😊
Oh yeah! You got it guys!👍 I am referring to the problem of mental stress.😥 Is anyone out there who has never been through stress? If you never had stress, then you are a lucky person, because everyone goes through some amount of stress.🤗
I have personally gone through various types of stressful situations. ☹️ A mental stress is an acute agonizing condition. At times my stressful situations has caused many inconveniences to my own family. So now you will have some Idea, that I have come long way from being a stress filled person to an encourager. I was not able to manage my stress, in fact my stress was managing me.
Stress can be a good thing. A tiny bit of mental stress is useful. It prepares us to meet the challenges. It is caused by sudden surge of normal chemicals (adrenaline and cortisol) in our bodies which are very critical for our performance.
When stress levels exceed the normal capacity of handling then it can lead to unfolding of unfortunate events. Infrequent and occasional stress does help us to rise up to meet the challenges of life. However frequent and repetitive stressful situations can kill a person.
Effects of chronic stress
See what chronic stress can do to us. I quote, “Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. It can suppress your immune system, upset your digestive and reproductive systems, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and speed up the aging process. It can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.” (Source)
If someone is suffering from signs and symptoms of chronic mental stress then that person should consult a doctor for help and management.
We have to learn to manage our stress effectively before it damages us irreversibly.
I would like to share something which has helped me to overcome my stressful outbursts. I have wonderful godly friends. I used to discuss my anxiety issue with them. It has been stress lowering experience to discuss my fears and apprehensions with these godly friends. They have been my support system.
Christ healed my stress
The most important thing which has helped me a lot is my faith in Christ. I chose to believe him wholeheartedly. I believed his words. I would like to quote some scripture portion:
Matthew 6:34 TPT
Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.”
I decided not to worry, I decided to solve each challenge one at a time. Soon things were falling in right places.
Philippians 4:6 TPT
Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life,
Praying is good stress killer
I was strongly recommended to pray a faith filled prayers. I prayed and told everything to Jesus. Jesus Christ gave me assurance that He is in absolute control over all my situations. Anxieties began to grow cold. They do bother me for a short while, but soon they vanish. Faith is a strong anti-stress element.
I received this wonderful quote from my Pastor friend: Pastor Lordson Roch.
In Christ if we don’t rest, stress will suppress , distress and oppress. – Lordson Roch
You can read more about his work at following address:
Life In Christ Today with Lordson Roch
Dear friend, what is it that is troubling your heart and mind? If you have faith in Christ then why don’t you take it in prayer to Him? Be assured that He will definitely answer your prayers.
So in conclusion I would like to encourage you, learn to manage stress before stress mismanage you!
God bless you dear friend for listening.
From the Bible blogger 😇
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