Monday, March 14, 2016

Stress & Peace

Psalm 34:14Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.”

I read an interesting article on stress and peace. What is it that causes stress? Nowadays, we have many stressful situation. But this doctor says: “Since stress comes from the way in which you think, and not from the situation or people involved in your stress, you can begin to practice mind control.’ We discover that we can, in our own minds, find the antidote for stress.

Shalom – “Peace be unto you”, is the Apostolic greeting. Grace, mercy and peace be yours,” is the Apostolic Benediction. Peace” is the Alpha  and Omega of the Christian’s well-being. It is the total well-being that should be the normal state for every child of God and will be the totality of our mental state in Heaven. But, for right now, unfortunately, many people fail to find it. How sad are the efforts of unbelievers to try to find peace, looking in all the wrong places. But even many believers son’t seem to be able to find the peace that they need. A lack of serenity due to anxiety and stress are some things that probably almost every one of us has experienced to some degree.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.


We need to seek peace and pursue it: in the morning, in the nighttime, and throughout the day, in the midst of stressful situations. We need to weekly recover so that we do not build up an accumulation of ever-growing stress in our lives. If you feel stressed out, take time to lie ”beside still waters;” take time out once a week for a restful, worshipful day of the Lord. Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10a

In Christ, Brian

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