Responding to: How Do You Handle Stress?
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April 11, 2014 11:27 AM
Stress is not something avoidable, it is part of the test of our testimony, as Charles Swindoll stated. When stress hits our fleshly instinct is first to get angry, to give up, or to try to power though. Prayer and keeping our eyes on Jesus is God's answer to this. Then not only do we push back against that stress, but have a victorious testimony through our faith. We have people daily witnessing how we handle stress, and our witness should be to glorify Christ. When a child crosses a busy highway he grabs his father's hand, even so should we grab our Heavenly Father's hand. If we do not remain near to Him, how shall we be close enough to do this?
February 14, 2014 12:35 PM
I work in a call center that provides assistance with Microsoft servers. By the time a customer calls me, they are usually at wits-end trying to get their server back online. They are tired from working late, frustrated and usually upset. It can be stressful when they call in. I have to remind myself that it is my job to control their expectations, put them at ease and help them understand the issue. At times I can feel the anger towards me. That's when I take a quick "bathroom break" to regroup and approach the problem with a fresh attitude. Usually that small break for both of us is enough to beat down the stress.
February 12, 2014 12:32 PM
I definitely pray and talk to God about my stress, worries, and fears. God has always provided when I less expect it and in ways that I have not thought of even if I think that is not the right way. Everything always works out with faith in God!
February 11, 2014 6:48 PM
If life tests, trails, and tribulations are not handled properly they can cause stress. Therefore when being challenged in these areas I'm reminded of Gods Word in the book of Romans V: 3-5 ...but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us...Amen. Thanks for asking.
February 11, 2014 3:17 PM
Borrowed from another source: Walk it out, talk it out, sleep it out, pray it out, etc. Stay blessed!
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