Less is more; Stress is bad; God is good. 

Insights to remember:

  • If you want what normal people have, do what normal people do.
  • If you want what few people have, do what few people do.

First way to deal with Stress is to turn and learn. Galatians 6:4-7, NKJV

  • Learn to bear our own burdens.
  • Main purpose of stress, pressure, and burdens is so we will turn and learn from God.
  • Learning and applying the God’s Word helps us reduce stress and pressure.
  • Allowing God’s Word to fall on good soil and a receptive heart helps us deal with stress. Galatians 6:9, NKJV; Galatians 6:6, NKJV

Second way to deal with Stress is to wait upon the Lord. Isaiah 40:29-31, NKJV

  • God wants the weak, powerless, and those who are about to faint and grow weary to

WAIT on the Lord.

  • The result of waiting on the Lord your strength will be renewed.
  • Dangerous insights to all parents:
    • God’s purpose for allowing stress and pressure in your children’s life is so that they will depend upon God for their strength, direction, power, and provisions.
    • Stress is teaching them God’s timing is always the right timing.
    • The main reason of stress and pressure as our children get older is that they depend less on us and more on God.
    • When we don’t allow stress to have its way, our children begin to depend more and more on us instead of God. Galatians 6:6, NKJV

How do we reduce stress and pressure today?

  • Learn to turn to God for help. Psalm 50:15, NKJV; Psalm 50:14-15, NKJV
  • Remember how big God is.
    • Ask the question is your problem bigger than God.
    • Seek God, believe Him and look for the reward. Hebrews 11:6, NKJV; Psalm 121:1-2, NKJV; Isaiah 41:13, CEV
  • Determine to Wait Upon the Lord to handle problem, stress, and pressure.
    • Determine you’re not going to try to handle the problem until the Lord confirms with you how to do it. Psalm 46:1, TLB; Psalm 34:8, NKJV; Isaiah 40:31, TLB; Psalm 27:14, TLB

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