Are you STRESSED?

by Penny LeClair on August 8, 2012

Are you STRESSED?
Penny LeClair
 
If you have been reading the headlines in the newspaper, watching the news and listening to your friends and family, you cannot deny the fact that we are in times of much chaos and confusion, leaving us with a lack of peace. Fear, stress and anxiety are rampantly running through peoples veins. The effects are showing in our health.
  • Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
  • Seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
  • Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin  conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety and has now even been linked to cancer.    
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared stress a hazard of the workplace. Stress costs American industry more than $300 billion annually.       
  • The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is more than 50%, often due to chronic, untreated stress reactions.
 
Stress also becomes harmful when people use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs to try and relieve their stress. Unfortunately, instead of relieving the stress and returning the body to a relaxed state, these substances tend to keep the body in a stressed state and cause more problems.
 
We have got to learn to trust and rest in Jesus. When we hold onto our stress, it is like slapping Jesus in the face and saying it doesn’t matter what you did, or said, and it comes with a high price…sickness, disease and sometimes death. We cannot rely on the world to give us peace, only the prince of peace can do that.
 
  • The peace of Jesus is a gift. That of the world comes at a high price!
  • The peace of Jesus comes by a word; that of the world by violence!
  • The peace of Jesus is secure; that of the world very tenuous!
  • The peace of Jesus is also peace of mind; that of the world is fearful.
 
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27
 
I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33
 
Anoint yourself with Peace and Calming Oil to sooth the mind and body from irritations, inhale deeply as you meditate on God’s Word. When I feel stress moving in, I meditate all day, I trust you Jesus, and I am not afraid, I will not lean on my own understanding, you are my source for peace.
 
 
Peace & Calming® is a gentle, fragrant blend. When diffused, it helps calm tensions and uplift the spirit, promoting relaxation and a deep sense of peace. When massaged on the bottoms of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night's rest. Peace & Calming may be especially calming and comforting to young children after an overactive and stressful day.

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1 Carolyn Hughes August 8, 2012 at 8:50 am
2 Matthew Reed August 8, 2012 at 9:15 am
3 Olga Hermans August 8, 2012 at 10:02 am
4 Patti Green August 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm
5 Penny LeClair August 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm
6 Susan McKenzie August 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

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