REST FROM STRESS

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Our life was not meant to be lived under a lot of physical, mental, and emotional pressure. A certain amount of pressure is a normal part of life but excessive pressure and stress is not. The stress and anxieties of life can be destroyed by faith in God, or faith in the finished work of God.  Real faith in the grace of God is a rest and produces a relaxed attitude of trust within us.  There is no rest outside of faith in the grace and finished work of God.  New Testament faith for a Believer is ALWAYS a response to what God has already done and provided. When we understand grace, it is the end of stress, anxiety, trying hard, and struggling.

 

We can come to a relaxed attitude of trust (rest) because of the finished work of Jesus that has defeated our enemy and made all the provisions we would ever need available to us by a response of faith. We can receive rest for our stress by:

 

  1. Believe God’s promises Hebrews 4:1-11.

 

  1. Pray (Talk) to Someone who cares Philippians 4:6.

 

  1. Take no anxious thoughts Matthew 6:25, 31, 34.

 

  1. Pray in other tongues Isaiah 28:11, 12.

 

  1. Do right things not just do things right Luke 10:38-42.

 

  1. Stay yoked to Jesus’ will that is easy and light Matthew 11:28-30.

 

All of these are Biblical ways and wisdom from God of dealing with the stresses of life available to us because of His grace.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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