The Stressless Life | Genuine Concern vs. Fearful Concern
Learn the difference between stressors and stress. (Genesis 25:7-8, NLT2)
Stress is what you feel. Stress is fearful concern experienced when life’s demands seem greater than your ability to meet them. Stressors are what you face while stress is what you feel.
Learn the difference between genuine concern and fearful concern. (Psalm 55:22, NLT2)
Share your burdens with the Lord, the One who is on control. Humility is strength under control, not showing weakness but strength. (1 Peter 5:6-7, NKJV) God did not create us in a way to handle all the stress and problems in the world, that’s His job and responsibility.
Genuine concern is expressed through a dependence on God; “What will He do?” Fearful concern is expressed through a dependence of self; “What am I going to do?” What you do consistently greatly determines your success or failure in that area. Genuine concern results in peace while fearful concern results in stress, anxiety, and worry. (Matthew 11:28, NKJV) Everything rises and falls on our personal fellowship with Jesus.
Learn the difference between carrying your burdens and the cure for the burden. (Matthew 11:28-30, NKJV)
If you’re simply working every day and not taking time to play and pray, you will not find physical rest. If you are trying to live life day to day without inviting Jesus into your life, you will not have emotional rest. If you feel you are always stressed and heavy burdened, you are trying to live life on your own without Jesus. (Matthew 11:28-30, MSG) Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.