Stress is not inevitable

That’s right—stress is not inevitable! It has no claim on us when we meet challenging circumstances as an opportunity to grow spiritually and prove the healing power of God. 

I remember when people didn’t talk much about feeling stressed. Over the last few decades, however, it’s become more or less considered a given that human circumstances are just plain stressful; that there’s no getting around it; that that’s just the way life is. 

For example, when I first met with my real estate agent regarding the sale of my condominium, in the course of our conversation she looked me in the eye and told me very emphatically, “Selling a house is very stressful.” I’m grateful to be able to say, though, that instead of feeling stressed, I felt an abiding sense of inner calm, trust, and joy during the entire process. 

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