What is stress?

I would define stress as emotions unresolved, not faced, stuffed down, ignored and betrayed. Stress only happens when we are not listening to God’s prompting in our lives. The next time you feel stressed, stop. Replace the word stress with the feeling you have refused to name.  Admit what you feel. Own it. And don’t buy into the rubbish that you should only have positive feelings. If that was so, we would never grieve, feel loss or grow deep into the soul of our scared self. Do not stress. Feel instead. Feel everything. And then, choose to act on God’s prompting. See the Psalms 31 for a full expression of feelings. The psalmist is often in despair at the beginning of the psalm, but he takes you through the process of fighting his way into the clear with God, even if his circumstances haven’t changed at all Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church

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