CAST ALL YOUR CARES UPON HIM (MATTHEW 11:28-30)
Two words are most emblematic of modern society: stress and depress. Stress is the contribution or cause and depression is the condition or consequence. Stress lasts for a few days, but depression can last for a long time.
The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong (MHA), a large NGO funded mostly by the government, found that in one survey it carried out in 2014, a dramatic 50 percent of respondents felt they had poor mental health. Twenty-five percent reported levels of stress and anxiety¡X2.5 times the global average¡Xand 60 percent reported job stress. Around 18 per cent of working persons need psychological treatment.
Here are what netizens have to say about why they are stressed out:
I am stressed out because of studies, exams, about shcool or in college.
I am stressed out at work
I am stressed out about money/debts
I am stressed out about everything
I am stressed out everyday
I am stressed out all the time
I am stressed out for no reason
I am stressed out with life
I am stressed out to the max
Here are why netizens are depressed:
I am depressed because of my parents
I am depressed because of my wife
I am depressed because of my family
I am depressed because of my husband
I am depressed because of my girlfriend
I am depressed because of my relationship
I am depressed because of my friends
I am depressed because of my weight
I am depressed because of my height
I am depressed because of where I live
I am depressed because of my hair loss
I am depressed because of my teeth
I am depressed because of my looks
I am depressed because I am skinny
I am depressed because of work I am unemployed
I am depressed because of a breakup
I am depressed because I am a alone/single
I am depressed because of acne
I am depressed because I am broke
I am depressed because I am bored
I am depressed because I can¡¦t find a job
I am depressed because I don¡¦t know why
I am depressed because of my face, I am ugly, fat, short, poor
I am depressed because of I hate my job I have no job
A poster: I stress about stress before there¡¦s even stress to stress about. Then I stress about stressing over stress that doesn¡¦t need to be stress about. It¡¦s stressful.
New Words in the Bible
V 28 heavy laden, give you rest
V 29 yoke, lowly, rest
V 30 easy, burden, light
What can you do when you are stressed, depressed or anxious? Why is it imperative to get help? Where can we get help? Who do we turn to for help?
Be Called to Him ¡V You are Invited!
28 ¡§Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
When my wife Doris passed away on May 22, 2016, nearly seven months ago, brothers and sisters were quick to comfort me but, their words failed and fell flat, not for the lack of trying or substance, but that men can do so little.
Some of those comfort were less than comforting, such as ¡§Add oil,¡¨ ¡§Be strong,¡¨ ¡§Move on¡¨ and the traditional Chinese saying ¡§Restrain your grief¸`«s¶¶ÅÜ.¡¨ Here are some of the worst things to say to the grieving, according to a website:
1. At least she lived a long life, many people die young
2. He/she is in a better place
3. There is a reason for everything
4. Aren¡¦t you over him yet, he has been dead for awhile now
5. She was such a good person God wanted her to be with him
6. I know how you feel
7. She did what she came here to do and it was her time to go
8. Be strong
The only that matters for Doris as she battled the presence of cancer and also for me when I battle her absence is for God¡¦s presence and peace, His solace and strength . Day and night my wife would come to the Lord and cry to the Lord seek His company, care and comfort.
Jesus¡¦ first word is ¡§come.¡¨ The verb ¡§come¡¨ is an imperative. It is required and not requested, mandatory and not meaningless, imposing and not inviting, and it is binding and not bargainable. Surprisingly, it is an order and not an offer, prescribed and not preferred, a directive that cannot be deferred, a command and not a contingency, a mandate and a must. Come means not to hesitate, hurt or hide. It means go to Him, give it up, and get His help. It is more than merely with legs, lips and body, but with heart, mind, soul and strength. .