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Stress, worry and faith

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1. 08May15 Stress, Worry, Faith East London 2. Thing Stress G row th Gods Plan for Stress 3. We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. (2 Corinthians 1:79 NIV11) 4. Stress Waves Drown Accomplishments ? 5. Stress Drown Decide 6. Stress Drown Depression Anxiety 7. Yerkes-Dodson law 8. Depression = Unhappiness 9. Depression At least one of the core symptoms: Persistent sadness or low mood nearly every day. Loss of interests or pleasure in most activities. Plus some of the following symptoms: Fatigue or loss of energy. Worthlessness, excessive or inappropriate guilt. Recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, or actual suicide attempts. Diminished ability to think/concentrate or increased indecision. Psychomotor agitation or retardation. Insomnia/hypersomnia. Changes in appetite and/or weight loss. 10. See your doctor! 11. Stress Drown Depression Anxiety 12. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6 NIV11) 13. Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety. Philippians 2:28 NIV11) 14. anxiety: alupoteros (alupos) painless, free from pain, free from grief or sorrow 15. anxiety: merimna care, anxiety, concern, worry 16. Things we worry about 30% are things in the past that can't be changed 40% are things that will never happen 12% are things relating to other people's opinion of us 10% are things relating to health issues, which worry only makes worse 8% are things that need us to take action 17. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. Corie Ten Boom 18. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe youyou of little faith? So do not worry, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:2434 NIV11-GK) 19. (Matthew 6:913 NIV11)(Matthew 6:913 NIV11) How does this help worry?How does this help worry? Our Father in heaven, hallowedOur Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,be your name, your kingdom come, your will beyour kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as weAnd forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 20. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34 NIV11) Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:34 KJV) 21. Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful (Colossians 4:2 NIV11) 22. Worry Pray Can I take action? Yes No Can I take action now? Yes No Take action now Plan when to take action Pray Give it to God - Pray Stop worrying! The Worry Flow-Chart 23. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. (Psalm 139:23 NIV11) 24. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (Psalms 94:19 NIV11) 25. Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. (Proverbs 12:25 NIV11) 26. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:1618 NIV11) 27. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7 NIV11)

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