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IN HIS prophecy about the last days, Jesus said: “Pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with . . .

 
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Rely on Jehovah When Under Stress
“I am . . . under great stress.”—1 SAM. 1:1
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1. Why must we listen to Jesus’ warning?

IN HIS prophecy about the last days, Jesus said: “Pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with . . . anxieties of life [or “anxieties over livelihood; worries of daily life,” nwtsty ftn.].” (Luke 21:34) We need to listen to that warning. Why? At present, we must deal with the same type of stressful problems that everyone faces.
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Thanks DGN...what a timely message!

I needed to hear that!
If I am going to be damned...I am going to be damned for who I really am!
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Thanks DGN...what a timely message!

I needed to hear that!
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Yes don't we all?
"Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time? Happy is that slave if his master on coming finds him doing so! Truly I say to you, he will appoint him over all his belongings." Mt24:45

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Funny how the scientific research have proven that to be much truer that you would think.

Research has proven that once you get to be 50 years old Stress will kill you faster than anything.

What they found out is that if you get very stressed out or very angry about something your immune system shuts down for a bout an hour afterwards. If you stay wired and stressed all the time then your immune system hardly ever has time to work.

When your immune system does not work then disease quickly comes to pay you a visit.


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pretty sure my bible says "weighed down with sorrows" (regrets) things you can't forget or forgive yourself for participating in ...

we always have a choice - choose wisely to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and you won't have anything to regret - that weighs your heart down with sorrow
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Everyone needs to recruit their spouses, lovers, and friends, for mutual, daily back rubs.

Commence.

Oh me first btw.
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pretty sure my bible says "weighed down with sorrows" (regrets) things you can't forget or forgive yourself for participating in ...

we always have a choice - choose wisely to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and you won't have anything to regret - that weighs your heart down with sorrow
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And yet he still can't get the lawn mowed.
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Rely on Jehovah When Under Stress
“I am . . . under great stress.”—1 SAM. 1:1
PREVIEW *

1. Why must we listen to Jesus’ warning?

IN HIS prophecy about the last days, Jesus said: “Pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with . . . anxieties of life [or “anxieties over livelihood; worries of daily life,” nwtsty ftn.].” (Luke 21:34) We need to listen to that warning. Why? At present, we must deal with the same type of stressful problems that everyone faces.
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That verse is referring to things in our lives which do not have Him as the focus. Obsession with career, or friends, etc., so anything that is outside of our life with God as the focus.

While I get what you're saying, we are actually supposed to be watchful, so that day will not take us by surprise.

So then how do we cope with the weightiness of the evil that is encompassing the world? By praying, earnestly.
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And yet he still can't get the lawn mowed.
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Meaning YOU can't, ... spiritual intellectual fail.
Then God said: “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds, domestic animals and creeping animals and wild animals of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. And God went on to make the wild animals of the earth according to their kinds and the domestic animals according to their kinds and all the creeping animals of the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every creeping animal that is moving on the earth.” 27And God went on to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. 28Further, God blessed them, and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving on the earth.”

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Rely on Jehovah When Under Stress
“I am . . . under great stress.”—1 SAM. 1:1
PREVIEW *

1. Why must we listen to Jesus’ warning?

IN HIS prophecy about the last days, Jesus said: “Pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with . . . anxieties of life [or “anxieties over livelihood; worries of daily life,” nwtsty ftn.].” (Luke 21:34) We need to listen to that warning. Why? At present, we must deal with the same type of stressful problems that everyone faces.
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That verse is referring to things in our lives which do not have Him as the focus. Obsession with career, or friends, etc., so anything that is outside of our life with God as the focus.

While I get what you're saying, we are actually supposed to be watchful, so that day will not take us by surprise.

So then how do we cope with the weightiness of the evil that is encompassing the world? By praying, earnestly.
 Quoting: 2_Corinthians_5:21_

This helps but..... I never hold fast to it...
"Always rejoice in the Lord. Again I will say, Rejoice! Let your reasonableness become known to all men. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus." Phil4:7

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Thank you OP!
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And yet he still can't get the lawn mowed.
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What's your contribution, trash talking others achievements to make your own look better?

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Rely on Jehovah When Under Stress
“I am . . . under great stress.”—1 SAM. 1:1
PREVIEW *

1. Why must we listen to Jesus’ warning?

IN HIS prophecy about the last days, Jesus said: “Pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with . . . anxieties of life [or “anxieties over livelihood; worries of daily life,” nwtsty ftn.].” (Luke 21:34) We need to listen to that warning. Why? At present, we must deal with the same type of stressful problems that everyone faces.
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Thank you

God Bless
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Thank you OP!
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Thank you OP!
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Rely on Jehovah When Under Stress
“I am . . . under great stress.”—1 SAM. 1:1
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1. Why must we listen to Jesus’ warning?

IN HIS prophecy about the last days, Jesus said: “Pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with . . . anxieties of life [or “anxieties over livelihood; worries of daily life,” nwtsty ftn.].” (Luke 21:34) We need to listen to that warning. Why? At present, we must deal with the same type of stressful problems that everyone faces.
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The other day I had a dream with a dead relative. Perhaps it’s the way we subconsciously keep people alive. Making a bridge between what we thought then and think now versus any objectivity within our relationship as opposed to outcome. He said the wises words. There are two people in life those whom see so they must search. And those whom examine so they must listen. He made the error of marrying a woman who must see life to feel life. And Didn’t marry a woman who examines life to listen. The first must feel it in fruition by just looking the latter must adhere to fulfill.
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hey I found another jesus thread and left it a star
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hey I found another jesus thread and left it a star
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That's what he assigns you, for now.
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2. What stressful problems do our brothers and sisters face?

2 Sometimes, we must face a number of stressful problems at the same time. Consider the following examples. A Witness named John, * who suffers from multiple sclerosis, was devastated when his wife abandoned him after 19 years of marriage. Then his two daughters stopped serving Jehovah. A couple named Bob and Linda faced a different set of challenges. They both lost their jobs, and then they lost their home. In addition to those problems, Linda was diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart-related illness, and another disease began to damage her immune system.
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3. According to Philippians 4:6, 7, of what can we be sure?

3 We can be sure that our Creator and loving Father, Jehovah, understands how stress affects us. And he wants to help us deal with the challenges we face. (Read Philippians 4:6, 7.) God’s Word contains many accounts that describe the challenges his servants endured. It also records how Jehovah helped them deal with those stressful situations. Let us consider a few examples.
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ELIJAH—“A MAN WITH FEELINGS LIKE OURS”

4. What challenges did Elijah face, and how did he feel about Jehovah?

4 Elijah served Jehovah during difficult times and faced serious challenges. King Ahab, one of the unfaithful kings in Israel’s history, married Jezebel, an evil worshipper of Baal. The two of them filled the land with Baal worship and murdered many of Jehovah’s prophets. Elijah managed to escape. He also survived a devastating famine by relying on Jehovah. (1 Ki. 17:2-4, 14-16) In addition, Elijah relied on Jehovah when he confronted the prophets and worshippers of Baal. He urged the Israelites to serve Jehovah. (1 Ki. 18:21-24, 36-38) Elijah had plenty of evidence that Jehovah was supporting him during those stressful times.
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ELIJAH—“A MAN WITH FEELINGS LIKE OURS”

4. What challenges did Elijah face, and how did he feel about Jehovah?

4 Elijah served Jehovah during difficult times and faced serious challenges. King Ahab, one of the unfaithful kings in Israel’s history, married Jezebel, an evil worshipper of Baal. The two of them filled the land with Baal worship and murdered many of Jehovah’s prophets. Elijah managed to escape. He also survived a devastating famine by relying on Jehovah. (1 Ki. 17:2-4, 14-16) In addition, Elijah relied on Jehovah when he confronted the prophets and worshippers of Baal. He urged the Israelites to serve Jehovah. (1 Ki. 18:21-24, 36-38) Elijah had plenty of evidence that Jehovah was supporting him during those stressful times.
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Strange situation, a prophet of Jehovah was persecuted by one of Jehovah's own divinely appointed kings?
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Jehovah sent an angel to help Elijah regain strength (See paragraphs 5-6) *

5-6. According to 1 Kings 19:1-4, how did Elijah feel, and how did Jehovah show that he loved Elijah?

5 Read 1 Kings 19:1-4. Elijah became afraid, however, when Queen Jezebel threatened to kill him. So he fled to the area of Beer-sheba. He became so discouraged that “he asked that he might die.” What made him feel that way? Elijah was an imperfect man, “a man with feelings like ours.” (Jas. 5:17) Perhaps he felt overwhelmed by stress and physical exhaustion. It seems that Elijah thought that his efforts to promote pure worship had been futile, that nothing in Israel had improved, and that he was the only one still serving Jehovah. (1 Ki. 18:3, 4, 13; 19:10, 14) We may be surprised by the reaction of this faithful prophet. But Jehovah understood Elijah’s feelings.
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6 Jehovah did not scold Elijah for expressing his feelings. Instead, he helped Elijah regain strength. (1 Ki. 19:5-7) Later, Jehovah kindly adjusted Elijah’s thinking by demonstrating His awesome power. Jehovah then pointed out that he still had 7,000 in Israel who refused to worship Baal. (1 Ki. 19:11-18) In practical ways, Jehovah showed Elijah that He loved him.
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7. What reassurance do we gain from Jehovah’s way of helping Elijah?

7 Are you dealing with a stressful situation? How comforting it is for us to know that Jehovah understood Elijah’s feelings! It reassures us that he also understands our emotional struggles. He knows our limitations, and he even knows what we are thinking and feeling. (Ps. 103:14; 139:3, 4) If we imitate Elijah by relying on Jehovah, he will help us deal with problems that cause us stress.—Ps. 55:22.
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Why does God relate the experiences of prophets 3,000 years ago to us today?
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8. How will Jehovah help you deal with stress?

8 Stress can cause you to think negatively, making you feel discouraged. If that happens, remember that Jehovah will help you deal with stress. How will he help you? He invites you to share your concerns with him. And he will answer your cries for help. (Ps. 5:3; 1 Pet. 5:7) So pray to Jehovah often about your problems. He will not speak directly to you as he did to Elijah, but he will speak to you through his Word, the Bible, and through his organization. The accounts you read in the Bible can comfort you and give you hope. Also, your brothers and sisters can encourage you.—Rom. 15:4; Heb. 10:24, 25.
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9. How might a trusted friend help us?

9 When Jehovah told Elijah to delegate responsibility to Elisha, He provided Elijah with a much-needed companion, who no doubt helped him bear his emotional burdens. Likewise, when we confide in a trusted friend, he or she can help us carry our emotional burdens. (2 Ki. 2:2; Prov. 17:17) If you feel that you do not have anyone to confide in, pray to Jehovah to help you find a mature Christian who can provide you with emotional support.
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9. How might a trusted friend help us?

9 When Jehovah told Elijah to delegate responsibility to Elisha, He provided Elijah with a much-needed companion, who no doubt helped him bear his emotional burdens. Likewise, when we confide in a trusted friend, he or she can help us carry our emotional burdens. (2 Ki. 2:2; Prov. 17:17) If you feel that you do not have anyone to confide in, pray to Jehovah to help you find a mature Christian who can provide you with emotional support.
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Course then again if no one luvs ya....
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HOW JEHOVAH WILL HELP US

7. What reassurance do we gain from Jehovah’s way of helping Elijah?

7 Are you dealing with a stressful situation? How comforting it is for us to know that Jehovah understood Elijah’s feelings! It reassures us that he also understands our emotional struggles. He knows our limitations, and he even knows what we are thinking and feeling. (Ps. 103:14; 139:3, 4) If we imitate Elijah by relying on Jehovah, he will help us deal with problems that cause us stress.—Ps. 55:22.
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My best way of dealing with stress is to not be anxious for relief because the next problem will surely be even worse. Yes the power of cynicism, it's a magnificent life skill to master, or be mastered.
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