DAY 52 - STRESS FREE LIVING
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Statistics show that stress is a major factor in five out of the six leading causes of death — heart disease, cancer, strokes, lower respiratory disease, and accidents.
If that doesn’t shock you enough, then another statistic which will is that an estimated 75 percent to 90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related issues. This is a clear indicator that we need to learn to manage stress and deal with anxiety.
Somewhere along the way, we all have faced a major problem - if not many of them. But a problem is just a stepping-stone to get you where you need to be. The difference is between the effect which stress has on each one of us is perception. We all manage stress differently, but it is our perception and ability to manage that stress which makes the difference.
Stress will be completely removed from your life if you understand what God has mapped out for you. When you are secure in your future and your calling, all of a sudden, your present circumstances, the threats and the attacks will no longer be able to derail you.
As you cast your stress upon Jesus, may the peace which surpasses all understanding become an anchor to your soul.
“The problem that I am facing now is just a stepping-stone to where God is taking me. My future is being orchestrated by God, and I shall not be afraid. He cares for me, and He is carrying me every step of the way.”