Worrying, anxiety and stress can trigger illnesses if you do not control these emotions. The word worry comes from an Old Anglo Saxon word called “wyrgan” that means to choke or strangle. If you really think about it worrying really fits its name. Worry chokes our hope, happiness and drains us. God has put in our bodies a mechanism that prepares us for “fight or flight” reaction when danger threatens. If we keep thinking about problem and harboring the issue that same chemical can cause our brains to release adrenaline and other chemicals into our system. When that happens, it increases our blood pressure, raises sugar levels and makes our pulse race. Making our body having a harder time to slow down when we keep replaying the problem repeatedly in our minds. This can lead to your body yelling DANGER causing high blood pressure, heart attacks, digestive disorders, headaches, back pain, neck pain, depression just naming a few. It’s not until we can calm down and just breathe to bring ourselves back to positive thinking, letting go and relaxing ourselves. God talks about the danger of worrying in Philippians 4:6, Matthew 6:25-34 and Proverbs 12:25. So how do we deal with worry, anxiety and stress? John chapter 14 shows how to deal with worry and stress by trusting God to get you through this time. Need an example read of God’s help in Hebrews 4:15. How many times does God say in the bible DON’T BE AFRAID? Answer: 365 times. That is a daily 365 days a year reminder from God to live without worrying or fear. Dr. Dean Ornish in his book Reversing Heart Disease nails it when he said, “Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude.” Stop worrying and let it go. Peace, hope and love dear friends.
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