Archive for the ‘stress’ Category

When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. Do you feel you are missing thing in your life?
  2. Are you missing someone in your life?
  3. What do you worry about most?
  4. When did you last do a random act of kindness?
  5. When was the last time you told someone you love them?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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Start again!

Those are probably some of the words you least want to hear when you feel broken. However if you turn around, you’ll find God is right by your side, ready to help you start over.

When Life Gets Broken by Sandi Patty

Hands reaching out with no one to hold
You’ve been abandoned with no place to go
Wounded and wanting, such desperate times

Cold bitter tears are filling your eyes

Get a glimpse of Jesus for He is right there with you
He knows just what you need

‘Cause when life gets broken, when you’re in despair
He’ll carry your burden when it’s too much to bear
It’s down in the valley where He’ll give you strength
And there is nothing you have lost that He can’t replace
He’ll help you start all over again
When life gets broken

You hoped God would heal it, but the storm raged and raged
Now it’s hard to imagine how you’ll make it through the day
Weeks turn to years, time’s passing you by
But you’re still holding on to the how’s and the why’s

So get a glimpse of Jesus for He is right there with you
He knows just what you need

‘Cause when life gets broken, when you’re in despair
He’ll carry your burden when it’s too much to bear
It’s down in the valley where He’ll give you strength
And there is nothing you have lost that He can’t replace
He’ll help you start all over again
When life gets broken

Healing waters heal our troubled souls
Jesus, sweet Jesus will cleanse and make us whole

When life gets broken, when you’re in despair
He’ll carry your burden when it’s too much to bear
It’s down in the valley where He’ll give you strength
And there is nothing you have lost that He can’t replace
He’ll help you start all over again
He’ll help you start all over again
He’ll help you start all over again
He’ll help you start all over again
When life gets broken

In Colossians 1:17 (NIV) we read, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together”.

I’ve read this verse a number of times over the years, and have turned back to it each time have had “one of those days” when everything just seems to go wrong. Those words just remind me that no matter how bad my day may be, God is there with me, and will get me through it.

Whenever you have “one of those days”, what do you do and who do you turn to?

I pray that no matter what your day may bring you, you will always believe and trust that God is there with you, through it all.

 

Ever get fed up having to wait for others to complete their tasks so you can start your? Ever get fed up having to rely on others to deliver goods or services you’ve ordered?

It can be frustrating at times having to rely on others, but consider this, does God get fed up waiting for us to do His, does He give up on us when we struggle to do His will? No he doesn’t!

Therefore when we think it’s easier for us to go solo and not have to wait for, or rely on others, remember God never gives up on us, and even when we delay things that God wants us to do, He still is there for us, and never considers ‘going solo’ just because we frustrate Him.

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Crying out

Posted: February 19, 2017 in bible, depression, life, music, quotes, religion, stress
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Whatever we need, whenever you need it, God will be there when you cry out to Him, when you need help.

God can and will heal all your wounds and take away all your worries.

Confidence

Posted: February 11, 2017 in depression, life, personnel characteristics, stress
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High or low, our confidence level contributes to how we act or respond to situations or events we encounter each day.

Have you notice, though, that when our confidence in about something in one area of our life is high, somehow other areas of our life don’t seem quite so bad. Likewise when our confidence is low, nothing seems to go our way and so life gets on top of us.

It’s therefore important to continually try and be successful and confident in one area of your life, as that way it’ll lift your spirits in others areas too.

Be bold, and be confident!

We all struggle with difficulties in life sometimes, but how do we treat others when we see they are struggling?

When we struggle that’s when we’re most in need of the love and support of our fellow Christians, but sadly, this is when many find their fellow Christians don’t seem interested in helping or supporting them, and in fact turn their back on them.

How sad is that? Is this how Christ would treat someone who was struggling? I really doubt that – He instead would hold out His arms and lovingly embrace them, wouldn’t he?

Just like anyone who is hurting, a Christian also needs the love and support of those around them. Surely it’s not unreasonable for them to expect their fellow Christians to love and support them, and pray for them. At these times, praying for the person isn’t enough – we must show them Christian love too.

I know from my own experience that when I’m hurting and life is overwhelming me, what I really need is someone just to give me a hug, show their support and reassure me all will be well.

Spread some Christian love today. Reach out and show some love to someone who is hurting…it could well mean the world to them!

 

I Need Love by Sonicflood

You know who I am inside
You know when I lie
You can tell when I’m amazed
You can see my faith
You know when I don’t believe
You know when I’m free
You can tell when I need love
You know I’m in need

Love, I need love
You are love
I need You
Love, You are love
I need love
I need You

You know of my deepest fear
You know when I’m scared
You can read my empty page
You can feel my rage
You’re aware of when I dream
You see when I bleed
You can tell when I need love
You know I’m in need

I know we need You, Father
Much more than any other
Your love brings us together
We need You, we need You

Love, we need love
You are love
We need You
Love, You are love
We need love
We need You I need You.

You know who I am inside…

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7 NIV)

Only when we give all our worries and concerns to God, can we truly find peace and relax.

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When we get stressed or worried, I think we become less likely to listen and heed what other tell or suggest to us – do you agree?

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We need to learn to listen not only to one another, but to God, because no matter what situation we find ourselves in, God will always guide and protect us…but we must listen to Him.

This week in my blog posts I’ve spoken about how we need to spend some quiet time with God, just reading the bible and praying.

Let me ask you a question – When do you pray? Do you pray when you want God to do something for you, when you’re in trouble, or do you pray to spend some quality time talking to God and listening to what He has to say to you?

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Our relationship with God must not be a one way relationship, where we only approach Him when we need something from Him. We must keep God at the centre of all we do, praying constantly, seeking direction and guidance from Him.

Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.