Helping stressed people
An hour in church may be more beneficial than a hospital
Often when a person is under stress they will send out distress signals. These are outward signs that reveal a need for inward comfort, peace and rest.
When we see someone showing extreme anger and rage, the question is not can we see the problem but how do we get them to receive the help that they need.
Another fact of living — you may really want to help someone but you may not be the person that they will receive the help from.
Jesus said some things to a crowd and they got really upset at Him.
Luke 4:30 “Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.”
If Jesus the very Son of God had no answer then there was no answer and walking away was the right thing to do.
Have you ever stayed in a room that was filled with anger longer than you should have? Have you ever heard that little voice on the inside saying, ‘walk away, walk away?’ Have you ever tried to answer an angry person when it would have been wiser to be silent and let them cool off?
People in distress do not need to be poked and shocked by our verbal tasers. I believe we have moved our moral compass so far away from the ways of God that we now live in a very stressfilled society.
We see churches that are closing while we cry out for more doctors to give out stress medication. Could an hour in church be more beneficial for our health than four hours in the waiting room at the hospital?
We have a society wanting to get high and a God who tells us to bow low.
James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.” Verse 6 “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
I have discovered when we are at peace with God on the inside it will take a lot of outside pressure to upset us. On the other hand if we have a volcano brewing on the inside it doesn’t take much for us to erupt on the outside.
There can be times when we are like a ship in a storm. The ship is not in trouble because it’s in a storm but the trouble comes when the storm gets in the ship.
Taking a moment each day to pray is not a sign of weakness but rather it’s a sign of great divine wisdom. You are a person who is humble enough to know that you need Higher Power to help you find success in the midst of turmoil.
You may be in a storm right now or you may have just passed through a storm but either way don’t lose hope in God. His divine words that bring you into peace will always be stronger than the words that brought you into earthly turmoil. His ability to forgive you will always be greater than your ability to sin.
Your last words may have been harsh, cruel, unfair and wrong but what will your next words be? The only thing great enough to erase your last wrong words will be the next right words that you speak.
The Bible says that both life and death are in the power of your tongue, pick life.
I ask people to find a church to attend and I know that every church doesn’t always help every person. What I do believe is that there is a good church in our community for you to attend.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find the right church that will help you grow and be de-stressed rather than distressed.
God bless you all.