Prayer Email archive:
(08/24/2001) taking control of problems
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: taking control of problems
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye
might have peace. In the world ye shall have
tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the
Part of being happy is learning to live with
challenges and problems. None of us are spared from
problems or troubles and that was never promised in
the bible. We will all be subjected to the stresses of
I've mentioned before that a little bit of stress is
healthy. However, there are two types of stress. One
of them is from doing work. The other type of stress
comes from not doing work that we are supposed to do.
Guess which one is more damaging? It's the stress that
comes from not doing work. It is many times more
potent, more enduring and more devastating than the
first kind. Why? That is because problems do not solve
themselves by sweeping them under the carpet. And I've
mentioned before that chaos grow on you when left
We cannot eliminate stress by trying to postpone
stress. It doesn't work that way. We need to deal with
the issue. If the problem seems too overwhelming or
too big, break the problem down into smaller problems
and tackle them one by one. Nothing is insurmountable
especially when we can do ALL things through Christ
who STRENGTHENS us [Philippians 4:13]. To de-stress
ourselves in this type of situation, we need to do
something to overcome the problem. The cure for stress
from avoiding work is to work.
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but
the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Put aside negative emotions that is hampering you from
working on the problem. Ask God for help and wisdom.
Do not let your emotions rule you but be led by the
Spirit of God.
[2 Timothy 1:7]
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of
power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Make a resolution to do something to make order out of
the chaos. When you start taking these steps and you
start overcoming, you will find peace. Whatever your
situation, you can overcome because He has overcome.
2. Other notes:
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ii. Correction on prayer note
I've mentioned Psalm 73 as a psalm of David in one of
my mails. Psalm 73 is a psalm of Asaph.
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|Friday, August 24, 2001 12:08:41 AM waihun|
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