Past the pain comes reward through faith in Jesus Christ

Are You Suffering From Stress?

I wish I could tell you that every day would be bright and sunny and everything would go smoothly, but I can’t because each day brings disruptions. A disruption is an interference or confusion that is unsettling and causes an obstruction of some sort.

As human humans, it’s beneficial when we face these issues and talk about them descriptively in a proverbial sense rather than flying low in our feelings and crashing and burning. Similar to a bird that hits a building and falls to the sidewalk lifeless, yet injured, still living, but death feels like the better option. How do we deal with life’s endless dilemmas that, at times, seem like they are choking the joy out of life and leave us feeling tired, alone, and afraid? Whereas other days feel blessed beyond measure, and we are skipping the cobblestone-like we don’t have a care in the world, yet oddly enough, the day before was no different than today.

The Bible says, in Matthew 6:34,
“Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Informatively YHWY is telling us that daily troubles are a part of human life. Thus we rely on God’s positive reinforcement to see that difficulties don’t mean God has left us or that the world is ending. Like Paul, I encourage a healthy scriptural life because the bread fills us when empty and on disruptive days, so they don’t turn into weeks of terror. The book of Romans 15:4 is encouraging, whereas Paul says, “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.

Too often, the Bible is looked at like a skull and bones, as if our dear God would leave us words to harm us when, in fact, they have all we need. At the same time, endurance is the stamina and perseverance to handle things efficiently and effectively rather than dropping your head in the soup out of exhaustion. Why? This happens when we battle the unseen enemy of our mind in our flesh.

1 Peter 5:8-11 (MSG)
Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only one plunged into these challenging times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God with great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will put you together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.

Well, isn’t that reassuring? But how would you know that unless you were seeking Christ daily? We find GOD in our hearts and the word. Searching the daily scriptures is the bread, Matthew 6:11 (give us today our daily bread).

For example, without eating a healthy meal daily, we would feel empty, sick, and sluggish. Imagine going thirty days without nourishment, breakfast, lunch, and dinner; you would feel tired, lethargic, and irritable. At the same time, your body would begin to look old and frail and without hope. (A rough paper Route, as some would say).

Furthermore, you would “feel” sick, and the things you used to like to do will gradually become unimportant; piece by piece, your body would fail you, and life would fall apart. Why!

It’s all because you chose not to eat.

How about people who consider themselves Christian and Catholic and haven’t read a Bible in years? What about the Catholic or Christian who uses it as an idol and, by placing the Bible unopened on a nightstand or shelf, believes the book will protect you? It’s similar to putting a crucifix over the door in the belief that no evil will enter or harm come to it.

These beliefs are idolatry and pagan traditions, and having no more power than my dog wearing a collar means she won’t get hit by a car if she runs into the street.

Psalms 115:5-8 NLT
They have mouths but cannot speak and eyes but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear and noses but cannot smell. They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound. And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.

The scripture’s primary purpose is to know God and hear His voice and will; it isn’t a book to memorize like a traditional school book; it’s more. So much more! All scripture is breathed out by God, written by the Prophets and servants of God who penned the thoughts and visions of our heavenly Father.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

God’s word restores our sight and brings us a new vision that eases the daily ordeal of life. The reason scripture tells us to not only read it but do what it says lest we be deceived. To be deceived is to be misled, and it’s easily accomplished in a world hell-bent on doing things worldly and religiously and not Spiritually through the Holy Spirit.

James 1:22
Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

A good portion of life is a combination of confidence and insecurity while, at the same time, it’s laced with deception and misconception.

Satan deceives us from a very early age as he begins to chip away at the godly foundation, which is the character we are created in by the time we enter the womb. At the same time, the scales weigh heavier to one side for those who didn’t receive the proper love and nurturing at a young age.

Throughout our lives, we rely on that love and confidence taught to us as children so that as we mature and life begins to increase in complexity, the intricacy doesn’t destroy us. Our brains are therefore formed healthily by love and tenderness and proper discipline, leaving the chemicals in the brain to secrete into the body evenly distributed.

We can thus manage stress with the right coping tools, and troubles don’t turn into tornados. In contrast, a person that didn’t receive this nurturing but was raised with violence in fear not only learns to see the worst in things, but our brains are modified by the constant flight or flight response in terror, thus changing our chemical makeup and creating havoc on our nervous system.

The reason for irritability, irrational fear, doubt, short temper, excessive crying, snap judgment, and impulse reactions turn a temporary situation into a long-term battle in the mind and body.

Does this sound personal or familiar to you?

I, like many of you, am traveling this path of healing, and as Holy Spirit gives me these words to say, my heart feels heavy, at points and hopeful and excited simultaneously. Still, I know and believe in the miraculous works of Christ. I have both seen and experienced them not only in my ministry but in my life, and our confidence is in Christ that we will be healed completely.

We are confident that healing is for everyone, as Exodus 15:26 tells us that God is ‘the Lord who heals us.’ Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, and 1 Peter 2:24 tell us that Jesus, on the Cross, bore our sicknesses and carried our pains to remove them from us, and by His stripes, we have been healed.

Nevertheless, stress emphasizes the pressures of life, creating anxiety and worry and, for some, brings about physical symptoms like fatigue, depression, insomnia, and oversleeping.

Stress can also cause hair loss, weight gain or loss of appetite, and binge eating while also ghost pains and things like Fibromyalgia.

Today I want to encourage you that you are not alone. We are in this together as a body of the Church, and through Christ and with Christ, we are healed. We must study the word regularly and fix our eyes on Christ. At the same time, we stand together, learn, pray, trust, fast, and grow in faith as we work to come to terms with our past and present lives.

I am grateful that Holy Father is using me to help you while you navigate this windy road of awakening and healing. ABBA is the only Holy Father, And while we are recovering, I, like many of you, share this revelation with the homeless, the lost, the addicted, and the sick.

God is moving!

Matthew 23:9, (KJV)
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Matthew 23:9, NASB: And do not call anyone on earth your father; for only One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

I endured a lot of trauma in my life, and as it helps me to help you through the beauty of relation, you all are critical to me, and together we become one through Christ.

Philippians 2:2 (ESV)
Complete my joy by agreeing, having the same love, and being in full accord, and for one reason.

You are going to be alright. 

God Bless you,
Sister Christine

C. Brejcha ©️

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