Friday, February 6, 2015

How To De-stress

Matthew 14:14-23 -  14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. 15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”
16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”
18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. 20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. 21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. 23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.

          On the last 2 posts I wrote about 2 different types of stress that a Christian person goes through.  I would know like to look at one way of working through Satan's stress. In today's bible passages we see Jesus having a busy day teaching, healing the sick, and feeding a gathering of 5,000 men.  I would a believe that by the end of the day Jesus was very tired.  We see this in the fact that he sent his apostles across the lake in a boat, and he told the crowds to go home to rest.  When Jesus was alone he then went up to the mountain to talk to his father, and gain the strength he needed to end his day.
          When we go to God the Father in prayer, we are giving him all of our cares, and troubles we have.  By letting  go of theses troubles we are cleaning our soul from the burdens of life.  When we give God all of our burdens that gives us a peace that we need to sleep.  Then when we wake our soul is refreshed with a new energy than we had before going to God in prayer. 
          I suggest we all give our troubles to God the Father, and see how we feel after words.  I do hope that all of you have a good day.