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Walking with God can be a great source of Eustress (positive stress)…

example: Some of you this week found time in your crazy schedule to listen to or read your Bible. How did you feel afterward?

It’s Wednesday night, and you help with AWANA. It’s been a busy day and you’re tired. But you truck out to church anyway. How do you feel afterward?

Prayer seem like an unappealing, boring thing to do. But you determine to pray, even though you don’t feel like it. Afterward, you feel better.

Even though it took effort and seemed like one more thing to do, it really was a positive stress (eustress) that invigorated you.

Jacob lived a stressful life, and so do many of us. Yet we can escape some of the pressures of stress by following the Lord

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