Overpowering Your Stress
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
Everyone gets stressed and many of us are struggling with it. And, as a Christian, we are not exempted to feel this emotional and mental pressure. But, we all know that dealing with stress becomes easier when we have God in lives and if we are armed with His Word.
Here are some ways to overpower your stress with Christ.
- Know that the Lord will help you.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121:1-2
Whatever trials or problems you are facing right now — always know that the Lord is on your side and God will help you through it. Seek His help through prayer and reading the Bible. Do not be anxious or fear because God will fight our battles and He will not forsake or leave us. “…in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37
- Be with the person who will cheer you up.
“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” – Proverbs 12:25
We all have our confidante — it can be your parents, siblings, best friend or your brethren in Christ. Share with them what you are going through and ask them for a prayer. Sometimes, all we need is a cup of tea or a mug of coffee and a plate of cookies with friends — so, invite your friends or loved ones in your home and have an afternoon tea with them to relieve your stress.
- Focus on the good things and be positive always.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22
Don’t let the negative thoughts control you instead focus on the good things that have happened in your life. Keep yourself busy by doing the things that will give you joy or the things that will inspire you such as doing arts and crafts, collecting stuff like adorable dolls and figurines, hand lettering, calligraphy, Bible journaling, reading books or organizing your desk. Using a faith filled desk or file organizers is also a good idea to remind you of God’s faithfulness and Words. Also, Be thankful and grateful in every situation and have a cheerful heart. Trials may come, but sooner or later it will pass. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Also, spending time with your loved ones has many benefits — it will also make you happier and can help you prevent stress related health problems. Serve the Lord together, cheer up one another and let the Word of God dwell among you richly. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” – Colossians 3:16