How To Minimize Stress (4 of 11) by Stan Coffey

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How To Minimize Stress (4 of 11)
Series: God's Wisdom for Life's Decisions
Stan Coffey
Proverbs 3:5-6

Once again today we are studying a lesson on "God's Wisdom For Life's Decisions", a study in the book of Proverbs. Today we are talking about "How To Minimize Stress." And I suppose that no matter where you are in your stage in life, that you are experiencing some kind of stress. It is a part of life. As we live on this earth the Bible says, "man who is born of woman is a few days and full of trouble." That is what Job said long ago. And there is great truth to that. Notice the passage of Scripture from Solomon in Proverbs 3:5-6.

Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding: think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths."

Now there are many lessons we can take from this verse. We could talk about how to make good decisions from this verse. We could talk about a life plan from this verse, to acknowledge the Lord in all your ways, to not lean on your own understanding because we know the understanding of man is many times faulty. Sometimes our understanding is clouded by emotion or our understanding is clouded by preconceived ideas. So it says we are not to lean on our own understanding but we are to acknowledge Him in all that we do. And we are to trust in Him with all of our heart. And He says He will direct our paths. And we know that if He directs our paths that we will minimize stress in our life.

All of us know that stress is taking a terrible toll on our nation. We are told that as high as 75% of all those who go to see the doctor have stress related symptoms. 112 million people every week take medication for stress. And there is an answer to the stressed out society. There has never been a more stressed out generation than the one in which we live. It seems that in the old days, that if they missed the stagecoach, they didn't worry about ...

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