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