How Do I Deal With Stress

John 16:33 (NLT) — 33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

Psalm 34:19 (NKJV) — 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 62:5–10 (NLT) — 5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. 7 My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. 8 O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. Interlude 9 Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind, and the powerful are not what they appear to be. If you weigh them on the scales, together they are lighter than a breath of air. 10 Don’t make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing. And if your wealth increases, don’t make it the center of your life.

Two Main Culprits

1. __________________

Daniel 5:25–28 (NLT) — 25 “This is the message that was written: Mene, Mene, Tekel, and Parsin. 26 This is what these words mean: Mene means ‘numbered’—God has numbered the days of your reign and has brought it to an end. 27 Tekel means ‘weighed’—you have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up. 28 Parsin means ‘divided’—your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

2. _____________

1 Timothy 6:6–10 (NLT) — 6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. 7 After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. 8 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. 9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

This is what the Lord says about your stress…..
Jeremiah 6:16 (NLT) — 16 This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’

1. Live with a sense of ___________ and ___________.

Psalm 39:4–5 (NLT) — 4 “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. 5 You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.” Interlude

Matthew 13:44 (NLT) — 44 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.

2. Put _______ ________ first.

Psalm 90:12 (The Living Bible) — 12 Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.

Matthew 6:33 (NLT) — 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

3. Keep my heart __________ ______ ___________.

2 Corinthians 4:16–18 (NLT) — 16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

John 14:1–2 (NLT) — 1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?

Jesus offers more than a ________ __________. He offers a ____________ __________________




17Grief Share (6:30pm)
18 – ReCharge Bible Study (8pm)
20 – Game Night (7 pm)
21 – Men’s Breakfast @ Starlight (9am)
24Grief Share (6:30pm)
25 – ReCharge Bible Study (8pm)
31 – Grief Share (6:30pm)

1 – ReCharge Bible Study (8pm)
7 – Grief Share (6:30pm)
8 – ReCharge Bible Study (8pm)
11 – Community Cook Out
14Grief Share (6:30pm)
15 – ReCharge Bible Study (8pm)
17 – Game Night (7 pm)
19 – YWEA Offering
21 – Grief Share (6:30pm)
22 – ReCharge Bible Study (8pm)
28 – Grief Share (6:30pm)
29 – ReCharge Bible Study (8pm)

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