PastorDon

Stress - "Seek and Ye Shall Find" - How to Cope!

Nov 30th 2010 at 10:33 AM

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Stressed out?

I can empathize with you.

The word "stress" has many meanings, but the one we will look at primarily, will be, according to WordWeb means "Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension."

Stress and depression go hand and hand. Too much emotional strain that gets out of control can cause us to become depressed. The same goes for depression that is not treated, can cause us much emotional strain. I am not a Medical Doctor, but it is well known that stress can be a killer. This dangerous tension that come upon us, if we let it, can destroy our well being, and that of those around us.

What kind of difficulties are you going through?

Family
Financial
Health
Losses
Housing

The list could go on and on, but you get the idea. I have seen many patients come into our Emergency Room complaining of chest pain. Their immediate thoughts were of a heart attack. After some routine tests, we find out there is a lot of anxiety in their lives.

There are many ways to handle stress, work through it, and overcome it. We will look at ways to get victory over these lingering worries as we get to know each other better.

Even though I did not like it at the time, I am very grateful that God allowed me to go through much sorrow, some disruption, and much pain over the years. If God had not allowed that, I would have never received the blessings that I have received, ministering to those who are suffering.

I use the Scriptures found in the King James Bible in my counseling sessions, and one of the scriptures that actually called me into the ministry was, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."

I will let you ponder over that, and will come back to it time and time again. I know that it is hard sometime for people who are hurting real bad, to see the meaning in some scripture, but hopefully you will bear with me, and I will explain as we go along.

As you browse through some of the pages on my site you might see that you seem to "Fit" in several pages, and that is OK. The approach we are going to take is to make you whole, and have a sense of peace that will bring comfort in times of need.

We shall, with your consent use the power of prayer to help you along the way. Prayer is a powerful ministry in itself. The Bible says in James 5:16 "...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

One of the reasons that some people do not pray, or give up on prayer is because it doesn't seem to work for them. The fact is, God answers prayers in three ways -

Yes.

No.

Maybe, but not now.

You see, God answers our prayers in His time. The problem is, we want them answered in our time. Once you have offered up your prayer request, you must leave it in God's hands, and wait!

I know, that is hard to do, and no one knows that better than I. However, the one thing that hinders a prayer request from turning into praise is unbelief. Look with me at -

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. I am not going to expound on this right now but hope you will read the scriptures and re-read them and see if God will shed some light on them for you.

The many natural ways to fight stress, such as exercise, meditation, diet, volunteering, rest and proper sleep will be addressed as we go along.

If you are stressed out, don't look for a quick fix. Rather look for a way that will help you deal with times of distress when ever they appear in your life. We are living in a time of uneasiness in the world, but that doesn't mean your life has to one one of uneasiness.

I will be providing a way for you to ask me questions, explain your specific issues, and together we will see how many people have met their difficult times head on and have gotten victory.

I pray we will talk soon.

Pastor Don

Hi again;

Pastor Don here, to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been in the Grief Counseling ministry for over twenty years. Having experienced many different kinds of grief, I am able to emphasize with your grief. God has allowed me to suffer much in my life, and it has been ultimately for my good and His glory. To find out more about my ministry please go to http://www.biblicalsolutions-totodaysproblems.com.

 

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