Tired? Let God help “destress” your life!

Work pressures. Family commitments. Church outreaches. Your children’s extracurricular activities. All of these things are well and good. They may even be God-ordained, but if you find yourself feeling the effects of too many commitments, then it’s time to de-stress your life. Jesus said in John 10:10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Don’t let stress keep you from having an abundant life. Implement the five steps below and get your life moving in the right direction!  

 1. De-stress Your Life by Making Time for the WORD

Sounds counterproductive, doesn’t it? You believe you don’t have enough time to accomplish everything on your to-do list, but in reality, the only way to truly de-stress your life is to get God’s perspective on it. Just like gas in a car, the Word of God fuels your life. Without it, you’ll coast along for a while, but eventually, you’ll run out of gas. Life will begin to feel overwhelming. So spend time in the Word daily. Let it correct you as you meditate on it, and act as though it is true—because it is!

 2. De-stress Your Life by Recognizing the Work of the Enemy

There will always be unexpected developments in your day—a last-minute meeting at work, snacks that you promised (but forgot!) to bring to your grandson’s Little League game, a clothes dryer that suddenly quits. That’s life. But there are other times when the devil deliberately attacks you. As you spend time in the Word, you’ll be able to recognize those attacks for what they are. When he attacks, resist him and he will flee (James 4:7).

3. De-stress Your Life by Protecting Your Mind

There are stressors all around you—the media professing doom and gloom, movies and television shows proclaiming ungodly values, even family members who have embraced secular psychology. With all of that unbelief swirling around you, you must make the quality decision to protect your mind and heart (Prov. 4:20-23). That means turning off the television, connecting with strong, godly friends, and protecting your Bible study time.

 4. De-stress Your Life by Caring for Your Physical Body

Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20). If you have let exercise slide because you are too busy to do it, then you open the door to attacks from the enemy. Care for your body by meditating on healing scriptures, feeding it healthy food, and exercising each day.  

5. De-stress Your Life by Cutting the Extras

Most likely, if you are battling constant stress, then there are too many things vying for your attention. You must determine which things in your life God has given you to do and which things you have added on your own. Press into God for help in determining what it is that He has directed you to do, then do that first. Everything else is subject to being cut from your schedule.

Jesus died so that you could live an overcoming life. In John 14:27, He said, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” Don’t let stress steal your peace and joy. Commit to making time for the Word, recognizing the enemy’s attacks, protecting your mind, caring for your body, and cutting the extra things that demand your attention. As you press into the Lord for what you should do each and every day, He will help you de-stress and enjoy your life!

Copyright© Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Want God to help you destress your life? Let’s pray,

Dear Heavenly Father,

In the midst of life’s storms, we humbly come before You, seeking help, guidance, and strength. Please help us fix our stress Lord! For You are our shelter, our refuge, and our ever-present help in times of trouble. Today, we lift our hearts and voices to You, knowing that You hear our prayers and are always near. Help us learn to spend more time with you and destress from all that tries to hold us down, bound and captive!

Lord, when the winds of uncertainty blow and the waves of fear crash upon us, remind us to turn our gaze towards You. You are the calm in the chaos, the anchor that holds us steady. Help us to trust in Your unwavering love and to find peace in the assurance that You are in control.

As we navigate through the challenges and trials that surround us, grant us the wisdom to discern Your will. May Your Spirit guide our steps, illuminating the path that leads us closer to You. Give us the courage to follow, even when the way seems treacherous and unfamiliar.

In the moments when we feel overwhelmed, remind us of Your promise to never leave or forsake us. Strengthen our faith, that we may find comfort in knowing that You are working all things together for our good. Help us to fix our eyes on You, rather than on the storm raging around us.

Father, grant us the humility to surrender our burdens to You, for You are the one who can calm the raging seas. Teach us to cast our anxieties upon You, knowing that You care for us deeply. Help us to find peace and rest in Your loving embrace.

May our prayers be a constant reminder of Your presence in our lives. Give us the patience to wait upon You, for Your timing is perfect and Your ways are higher than our own. Open our hearts to receive Your grace and mercy, and fill us with hope for the future.

In Your powerful and compassionate name, we pray. Amen.

Remember, friend, that in the storms of life, you are never alone. Turn to God in prayer, and He will be your shelter and peace amidst the chaos. Trust in His unfailing love and find strength in His mighty hand.