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Under Pressure

Living Under Pressure

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Stress has become a world-wide epidemic

– World Health Organization

Cast all of your cares upon Him because He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 NKJV

Three steps to Pressure Management

Jesus offers us relief
We must be willing to release
Jesus sends us spiritual renewal

Two Kinds of Stress in life

Eustress is stress that has a positive impact on daily life such as marriage, having a baby, getting a promotion, and making new friends.

Distress is stress that has a negative impact on daily life such as divorce, injury, work difficulties and financial problems.

Stress is like a battery – there are two ends to it one is positive and the other is negative

Fast Facts About Stress

Stress is daily reality
Stress can bring distress

Stress can build strength
Stress happens for a variety of reasons
Stress impacts people differently

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Jesus gives us power through times of stress
Jesus gives us the power of the gospel
Jesus gives us the power of awareness
Jesus gives us the power of renewed strength

Jesus gives us provision through times of stress
Jesus provides His personal support
Jesus provides His limitless grace

Jesus gives us His presence through times of stress
Jesus never leaves us
Jesus never lets us go

How do we handle times of stress?

Admit there is a problem
Take time to pray
Search through Scripture
Make time to worship