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Today, because of COVID-19 and how awfully the government officials have dealt with it, people are dealing with stress like never before, from isolation to mask-wearing. The fear that the media and government officials have spread is an epidemic in and of itself.
Fear causes stress, and stress can be so detrimental to you spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may believe illness is to blame for that irritating headache, frequent insomnia, or fatigue. It may be stress that is the cause. Stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings. Stress left unchecked can contribute to things like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
Chronic stress issues:
The point here is that chronic stress can cause some real issues for you — low energy, headaches, upset stomach, aches, pains, chest pain, frequent colds. This has been a very stressful season. We have been locked down and locked up without committing a crime. If leaders would have looked to the word of God — where God never quarantined the healthy, only the sick — we would be so much better off.
The good news is that God’s word speaks to stress. Phil. 4:6-7 — Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.We must come to know the Scriptures, and act on them. Then we will experience peace, and stress and its negative effects will go.
Let’s cling to God’s word and experience a peace that surpasses our understanding. God is still on the throne.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 10:36 AM CDT
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