10 Ways to Combat Stress and Worry

2 03 2010

That got your attention!  This was the subject that we studied at Time Out for Women at our church on Saturday.  Like greyhounds to a hare, women came in droves to learn how to deal with it. Okay, I exaggerate but there wasn’t a woman in the room who couldn’t identify with the subject. Here’s the condensed study notes:

Worry is allowing problems and distress to come between us and the heart of God. It’s the view that God has somehow lost control of the situation and we cannot trust Him.

A legitimate concern, however, presses us closer to the heart of God and causes us to lean and trust on Him all the more.

The top ten ways to combat stress/worry:

  • pray                                           Colossians 4 v 2
  • meditate on God’s promises      1 Peter 1 v 4
  • trust God                                    Psalm 112 v 7
  • do what is right                          Acts 24 v 16
  • take care of our bodies             1 Corinthians 6 v 19 – 20
  • don’t worry alone                       Proverbs 27 v 9
  • focus on the good                      Ephesians 4 v 29
  • be prepared                               Proverbs 21 v 20
  • name your worries/pressures    Proverbs 16 v 3
  • give/care for others                   Acts 20 v 35

Good advice.  Now it’s just a case of putting it into practise.



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3 03 2010
John Thomson

Sounds good advice – and biblcal. Another not always possible piece of advice but good to work on when possible is – don’t do too much. Martha was more harassed than Mary for this reason.

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