Stress is something all of us know about to varying degrees. There are many different kinds of stress, from situational to routine to traumatic. In God’s good design, He equipped our bodies to be able to respond to different situations. He actually designed our bodies to respond to stressors to keep us safe! This is grace because stressors are a reality of the fall. However, this doesn’t mean we always handle stress well. Our responses to stress aren’t always peaceful. The world offers us many approaches to stress management from self-care to cutting out hard things in our lives to entertainment. We also know that many people deal with stress through substance abuse, eating disorders, and more. How can we, as believers, handle stress?
The Bible gives us principles for dealing with stress. We believe that, as followers of Christ, we are offered a way to handle stress with peace. We can manage stress in a healthy, God-honoring, gospel-magnifying way! In this episode, we offer some practical ways to do this. We can navigate the pressures of this world from a place of peace in Christ!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Bible Highlighter Set by The Daily Grace Co.
National Institute of Mental Health
Ep. 118 Navigating Toxic Relationships With Ellen Dykas by Daily Grace
Ep. 73 What Does It Mean to “Abide”? by Daily Grace
Ep. 57 The Beauty of Daily Dependence by Daily Grace
Ep. 67 How to Prevent Burnout as a Believer by Daily Grace
Bonus: How Can We Overcome Burnout by Daily Grace
Ep. 104 Self-Care: Working Hard and Resting Well by Daily Grace
Stress: Peace Amid Pressure by David Powlison
Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung
Ep. 112 Searching For Control in an Out of Control World by Daily Grace
Ep. 113 How to Handle Change by Daily Grace
Even If: A Study of Habakkuk by The Daily Grace Co.
Come and See: A Study on the Gospel of John by The Daily Grace Co.
Prayers for Your Day by The Daily Grace Co.
Scripture mentioned in this episode:
Colossians 3:5, 8-9
1 Corinthians 10:13
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