Stress Tag

God’s Cure for Heart Trouble

ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY One reason people are on edge is because there is so much uncertainty. What if I, or someone I love contract the virus? Am I still going to have a job? Will I be able to retire? When will this pandemic be over? Will life ever be the same again? There is a lot of uncertainty in our world right now. If we just could get some kind of assurance that life will work out—then maybe we can hold on. I want to remind you than in the midst of so much uncertainty there are some things you can be absolutely certain about: God loves you and Jesus died to give you eternal life. John 14:1-11.


Ride the Change Wave

The church of the Lord Jesus Christ must change the way we share God’s message. Notice I didn’t say we need to CHANGE the message, I said we need to change the WAY we share God’s message. There’s a saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, the way we’re sharing the gospel must be broke, because it’s not working as well as it once did. We need to wake up to the sobering fact that we aren’t doing a very good job of reaching people in our own nation.


When Your Life Seems Out of Control

We can’t control the weather. God is in control and He says he makes it rain on the just AND the unjust. There are a lot of things in life you can’t control but you should be able control how you react to adverse circumstances. If you wake up on a gloomy, rainy morning, there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. But if you allow that gloomy, rainy morning to make you gloomy, depressed and downcast–that’s the real problem. Because you should be able to control how you react to circumstances.


How to Deal with Emotional Burn-Out

We’ve got to learn God’s rhythm of work and rest, work and rest, work and rest. Why do you think God rested on the seventh day of creation? Because He was tired? No. God never gets tired. He was trying to teach us that if you work all the time and stay wound up all the time and you don’t stop and rest on a regular basis, you’ll wear yourself out spiritually, relationally and physically.


How to Stay Sane in a Changing World

It is not change that creates stress. Is is our resistance to change that causes our stress. Why is that? Because we like the old ways; we like the old days; we like the old things. We don’t like to be disturbed out of our comfort zone. Zig Ziglar said, “The only person who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper; and even HE cries!” Our tendency is to hang on to that which is comfortable. Focus on that which NEVER changes, those things which you can anchor your soul to.