Ordinarily, this would have been a rant but today I remembered what I’ve been learning lately.
Do you get these frantic feelings when everything is coming at you faster than you can throw it all back or put it in its rightful place?
How do those feelings tie in with your health?
You probably know we need cortisol to protect us when this overly stressed animal takes his wrath out on us, the flight or fight hormone. Your body produces some cortisol but you read our St. Patrick Day blog right?
Cortisol is the fight or flight hormone or stress hormone. But too much of it can dampen immune response and shut down the very process that attacks life-threatening microbes or keeps malignant cells from proliferating into an invasive tumor. *
I found a magnificent source for turning stressful situations into a peaceful relief.
A quick story from this morning to reveal my source.
Today, I am considering a date when we can go back to Charleston, SC having only been home from there for 10 days, having taken many hours filling out forms and an application for a new position, mentally planning decluttering for a possible move, what should I sell or give away? Sticking to my commitment to get my book to the editor this month for an August publication date, wishing I could go to Raleigh, NC for our grandson, Will’s birthday party, what to start on first, and oh, what about building my platform before the book launch.
And here’s what I had for the 27th (today) in my devotional reading.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, honorable, …right, …pure…lovely…is of good repute … think on these things” (Philippians 4:6-8
Whew! What a relief, once again, I forgot, it’s not all up to me. God is still alive. I’ve been using Charles Stanley’s Bible Study on 30 LIfe Principles (click here) and I wondered how many of the 30 applied to this situation or related to it at all. Here’s what I found. (Right now, today, 30 Life Principles Bible Study is 40% off. Only $5.99)
LP #2 Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.
LP #3 God’s word is an immutable anchor in time of storm. HOW PERFECT IS THAT , this storm will pass.
LP # 5 God does not require us to understand His will, just obey it, even if it seems unreasonable.
NOTE: It did seem quite unreasonable to me to move again, since we just moved here 2 years ago. but…I don’t have to understand if He does call us to this position.
LP #9 Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees.
LP # 11 God assumes responsibility for our needs when we obey Him.
LP #12 Peace with God is the fruit of oneness with God.
LP # 28 No Christian has ever been called to “go it alone” in his or her walk of faith.
Of coures, all of the 30 can be applied but for the sake of space and plagerism I chose these few.
The source of peace not only for me but for you and everyone is God’s Holy Word, the Bible. Before you express any negative feelings about that, please try it, you’ll like it.
There is peace like a river, you can find peace like a river, lower cortisol levels, and lengthen you life. Seriously, studies show chronic stress is a major cause of cancer.
IN full disclosure I do receive a small kick back if you use the link above to invest in Charles Stanley’s Bible study, but I promise to use it to further the gospel here and in Charleston if God calls us there. Fair enough?
Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is based on books from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner. Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.