Did you know?
Stress affects the heart? Repressed hostility has been associated with heart attacks.
Did you also know, that stress can elevate the level of adrenal hormones - epinephrine and corticosteroid-- which can raise the blood pressure as well as supress the imnune system. In addition stress affects the muscles, causing neck tension and back pain, and the gastrointestinal and nervous systems as well.
To overcome stress we can use the acronym, FEARS.
F- Is for Faith in God -- We need to trust God, who knows all our troubles.
E - Exercise, both physical and spiiritual, is crucial. We need acceptance of ourselves and others.
A -"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another" (Romans 12:10)
R- Stands for Rest -- not only physical rest but also the rest Jesus is so willing to give us (Matt. 11:28).
S - Is for Singing. When your spirit is low, take a short walk, and sing a chorus such as "Jesus, loving Jesus, sweetest name I know, fills my ev'ry longing, keeps me singing as I go. "We need not fear when we have Jesus.
Written by: Benjamin Lau
(60 ways to energize your life)
What FEARS do you have? Frustration, Envy, Anger,
Faith, Exercise, Acceptance, Rest, and Singing
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us the SPIRIT Of FEAR but of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND.
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