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  • 08May15

    Stress, Worry, Faith East London

  • Thing Stress

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    God’s Plan for Stress

  • “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 1:7–9 NIV11)

  • Stress

    Waves

    Drown

    Accomplishments

    ?

  • Stress Drown Decide

  • Stress Drown

    Depression

    Anxiety

  • Yerkes-Dodson law

  • Depression = Unhappiness

  • 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.

  • See your doctor!

  • Stress Drown

    Depression

    Anxiety

  • “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)

  • “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)

  • anxiety: alupoteros (alupos) “painless, free from pain, free

    from grief or sorrow”

  • anxiety: merimna “care, anxiety, concern,

    worry”

  • 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

  • “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

    Corie Ten Boom

  • ““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 you—you 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 6:24–34

    NIV11-GK)

  • (Matthew 6:9–13 NIV11) How does this help worry?

    “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

    your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

    Give us today our daily bread.

    And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

  • “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)

  • “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful”

    (Colossians 4:2 NIV11)

  • 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

  • “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious

    thoughts.” (Psalm 139:23 NIV11)

  • “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”

    (Psalms 94:19 NIV11)

  • “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.”

    (Proverbs 12:25 NIV11)

  • “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 4:16–18 NIV11)

  • “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for

    you.” (1 Peter 5:7 NIV11)

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