Monday, March 9

Stress Relief Without God?

We live in a changing world. The only thing that remains the same is the fact that life will always include problems and challenges that us finite humans don't always have the solutions to. With challenges come stress if you don't have the solution or know someone you can turn to who does.

It is natural for human beings to try and find the answers to all of the dilemmas of life. However, our lack of omniscience causes frustration and feelings of stress when we are unable to find the answers we so desperately seek after.

What is the real solution to stress? Where can one obtain effective stress relief every single time? Is it in the self help books? Can stress relief be truly obtained by the various stress management techniques available today? Yes and no. Sure, we can employ various stress management strategies to reduce our stress but the only true source of stress relief is God. We may be able to handle some of our circumstances but why handle them at all when Jesus said, "Cast all of your care and anxieties on Him for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7. God is omniscient and omnipresent. Regardless of your problem, He has a solution. He has the solution to lack, sickness, loneliness, depression, confusion... whatever the challenge or problem, God has the solution.

Even if you manage to come up with a good idea to solve a problem you are facing, your good idea could be be as effective as a "God idea." When we choose to look to God to relieve our stress, the stress management tips and techniques we follow and do in the natural realm are much more effective with a 0% failure rate. God will never fail you when you have faith in Him and in His Word, the Bible.

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