Why Worry If You Can Be Happy – 08/18/2019

Why Worry If You Can Be Happy
EWOC – 8.18.2019
Why Worry When You Can Trust
Statistics shows:
– 40 % of things people worry never happens.
– 30% of worry is about past events about which we can do nothing.
– 10% deals with little value of importance.
– 8% of what we worry about is related to a legitimate concern.
– 12% do not worry.

What worry does to a person – worry brings Stress…
What percent of America is stressed?
63% The percentage of Americans who say the future of the nation is a significant source of stress. That’s higher than the percentage who are stressed about money (62 percent), work (61 percent), or violence and crime (51 percent).
Is stress the number one killer in America?
According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. And more than 75 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. Mar 21, 2014
What are the four types of stress?
· Time stress.
· Anticipatory stress.
· Situational stress.
· Encounter stress.
How can I stop stressing?
So now you have identified how stress effecting you, let’s look at ways to feel less stressed and worried.
1. Stop the Adrenaline. When you are stressed, adrenaline runs through your body. …
2. Get Enough Sleep. …
3. Build in Time to Stop & Relax. …
4. Stress Is Closely Related to Worry So Worry Less. …
5. Reduce A Worry’s Power Over You.
How many Americans say they are stressed?
If you’re feeling stressed, you’re not alone. Eight in 10 Americans report they “frequently” or “sometimes” experience stress in their daily lives.
Is stress the #1 killer?
Stress is No. 1 proxy killer disease today.
The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60 percent of all human illness and disease. Jan. 10, 2013
What is the source of stress?
Big stressors include money troubles, job issues, relationship conflicts, and major life changes, such as the loss of a loved one.
Smaller stressors, such as long daily commutes and rushed mornings, can also add up over time. Learning how to recognize sources of stress in your life is the first step in managing them.
Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)
2 When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NLT)
17 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,  and there are no grapes on the vines;
even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty,18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength!  He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
able to tread upon the heights.
Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT)
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Psalm 46 New Living Translation (NLT)
1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.3 Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude
4 A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.

5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.6 The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts!7 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude
8 Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how he brings destruction upon the world.
9 He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
11 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude
Conclusion
God Has No Problems – Just Solutions For You.
The ultimate revelation is this He is God!
So let Him be that to you!!!

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