Updated: Apr 18
I know the Bible says over and over not to worry, but sometimes anxiety can leave you feel overwhelmed. It's proven that
stress is not good for your health.
Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body. Stress can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
When we pray to God, and we give Him our concerns, and believe He hears us and is able to help us, God turns a physical situation into a supernatural situation.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
How awesome it is that we are praying to a God who is able to do all things. For nothing is impossible with God. He can turn your situation around in an instant. Romans 8:28 And we know that God works all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose.
I was thinking about the stories & illustrations in the bible. Every story had something in common, they all looked hopeless and in need of a miracle. I like watching good movies that have happy endings, and I believe God likes happy endings too. If you are going through the fire, and things look hopeless, maybe God is not done writing your story?
There is a Tauren Wells song that really speaks to me. This song is a great reminder to not loose hope.
The Lyrics say, "If it's not good than He's not done!"
Click below to this link to hear the full song.
Here are some circumstances in the bible that looked like the end, BUT GOD had other plans.
What looked hopeless, God used for His glory!
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spoke, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? He answered and said, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Looked hopeless when Moses was at the Red Sea, but God parted the waters. Exodus 14:29
Lazarus was dead four day's, but God did the impossible. John 11:38-44
God shut the mouth of Lions for Daniel Daniel 6:22
Esther saved her people because of God's timing and favor. Esther 8:1-17
Joseph was in prison, and God made him a ruler of Egypt. Genesis 41-57
Jesus died, but He rose again and defeated Death Hell & the Grave.
John 11:25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.
Science has proven that praying can help reduce anxiety.
Scientists are making the first attempts to understand spiritual experience — and what happens in the brains and bodies of people who believe they connect with the divine.
The field is called "neurotheology," and although it is new, it's drawing prominent researchers in the U.S. and Canada. Scientists have found that the brains of people who spend untold hours in prayer and meditation are different.
"The more you focus on something — whether that's math or auto racing or football or God — the more that becomes your reality, the more it becomes written into the neural connections of your brain," Newberg says.
Newberg believes that spiritual enlightenment is about being the best person you can be. “It’s about lifting ourselves and lifting others too.” Prayer rituals and meditation can help us reach those higher, more advanced levels of self-awareness and consciousness—and literally change our brain.
Brain scan imaging has shown that prayer and meditation increase activity in the frontal lobes (behind the forehead), which are linked to attention and focus, “The frontal lobe turns on when you’re concentrating,” Newberg explains. This region also helps regulate our emotional system and reduces stress and anxiety. Long-term prayer practitioners and meditators have “thicker” frontal lobes—associated with concentration and focus—as this part becomes “stronger, better, and more efficient,” adds Newberg. But given the brain’s neuroplasticity, we have the ability to change, evolve, and grow throughout our entire life span, which is the key to increased compassion for ourselves and others
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