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Summary: What is stress? Before a violin (or any stringed instrument) can produce music, stress must be put on the strings. But pull them too tightly and they’ll snap. (The same is true with you.)

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8 Ways to Help- When You’re In Overload Matthew 6:32-34NKJ

What is stress?Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.

I saw a book titled "Anxiety and Depression For Dummies" ... Not sure it's the brightest idea to label someone looking for mental health, “help I’m a "dummy.”

How do you keep a blonde in stress? A: (I'll tell you tomorrow.)

Before a violin (or any stringed instrument) can produce music, stress must be put on the strings. But pull them too tightly and they’ll snap. (The same is true with you.)

For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

The Gentiles here, refer to those that refuse to trust God. (Gentiles- pagans; Outside of the body of Christ.)

Matthew 6:32-34TM People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. 34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Seek salvation; seek deliverance, and you will walk in the full care and provision of God.

Romans 8:32NKJ He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

The first thing that will help when you’re in overload is, Ask for help.

During Hurricane Katrina eight dolphins were swept out of their aquarium into the sea, but because they stuck together they were recused. (If the enemy can isolate you, he can influence you.)

The second thing that will help when you’re in overload is, Get real with God.

Psalm 55:22TM Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders—he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin.

It’s no mere coincidence that many of the Psalms start out with the Psalmist crying out for help, and then end up rejoicing because he vented his pent-up frustrations.

You can’t avoid stress, but you can learn to cope with it!

The third thing that will help when you’re in overload is, Think about someone other than yourself.

Philippians 4:6TM Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down.

The fourth thing that will help when you’re in overload is, Don’t get bitter.


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