How to win the battle against worry and stress
July 5, 2011
Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:8
I heard about an old lady who bowed her head at a table in a restaurant and said out loud, “Thank you Lord for the food that I eat and the blessings that I receive.”
Someone at a nearby table overheard her and said, “Don’t you know that that you’ll have that food whether you say thanks or not?”
And she replied, “Well, maybe so. But everything just tastes better when I say thanks!”
Life tastes better when you say thanks. Psychologists have discovered that the healthiest emotion of all is the emotion of thanksgiving and gratitude. Hans Selye, who is noted as the father of stress studies said, “Gratitude produces more positive emotional energy than any other attitude in your life.”
Gratitude will create joy in your life. It counteracts all of those damaging and destructive emotions that come your way. It’s the antidote for negative emotions like worry, anxiety, and fear because it is impossible to stay negative when you’re rejoicing and thanking God.
So live your life with an attitude of gratitude to God for all of his abundant blessings. When you do that, you’ll discover that the worries and stresses of this world will grow dimmer as God’s light shines in your life.
GRATITUDE COUNTERACTS WORRY AND STRESS. SO GIVE THANKS AT ALL TIMES TO GOD FOR HIS BLESSINGS IN YOUR LIFE!
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