Dealing with Stress

Dealing with Stress

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Men and women are filled with stress; it’s a common problem. They may complain but many will not make changes that might reduce this stress.

According to recent research, given the choice, only 8% would work fewer hours if this meant less stress. In contrast, 38% are willing to work more hours for more pay, even if this means more stress. Many simply have reached the conclusion that stress is a “price to pay” to be successful; it just “goes with the territory.”

Christians are not immune from stress. We allow stress to infect our lives in many ways. Stress comes from worries about finances, conflicts in our relationships, uncertainty about our choices, fears about world conditions, and many other areas.

The Bible promises that God wants us to have victory over stress. Paul reminded the Romans that Christians are not to focus on “eating and drinking.” Rather, we are to focus on God’s kingdom. This means focusing on “righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

This focus gives us balance and proper priorities. We can concentrate on doing what is right. We can be filled with peace because we trust completely in God. We can have joy because we serve Him and draw on the joy of His Spirit.

Are you filled with stress? Burdened by worries? Focus on God and His kingdom. Trust Him. Commit your needs to Him. Let Him give you His peace.