Fear and Stress
Teaching today that I was reading was on fear and stress:
2 Timothy 1:7 tells us-- God has not given the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. Scripture tells us also 'thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with ll thy soul, with all thy mind (Matthew 22:39). John said it this way in I John 4:11 'Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.'
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken." Proverbs 15:13
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." Proverbs 17:22
I John 4:18 "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment. He that fearth is not made perfect in love."
So we need to love perfectly or fear comes in. If we do not feel love then fear will come in and a lot of problems come from having fear. It can even hurt our relationship with God; we can separate from others and that can lead to a separation from God too. God loves us unconditionally; it is our judgement on ourselves that separates us from God. He is always next to us waiting for us to talk to Him. Being afraid causes lots of things like panic, anxiety, fear... it torments. You have fear because a breach somewhere in your relationships with a family member, friend, boss or even your pastor or your church.
2 Timothy 1:7 pay attention to its teaching-- God has NOT given us the spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.
Many things that occur to us and within us all may have come from a fear, anxiety or stress.
So please remember when any thing starts to stress you or cause you worry and fear.... TURN TO GOD trust in Him and feel His love. You will feel love from family and friends more too.