WHY JESUS IS THE BEST STRESS MANAGEMENT THERAPIST
by Miriam Kinai
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If you have been seeking professional help from psychiatrists, family doctors, psychotherapists, family therapists, financial advisers or social workers, understand that even as you continue following their recommendations, asking Jesus to help you manage your stressful situation is the best thing you will ever do for yourself.
This is because Jesus can see it all and heal it all. He can auscultate and heal the pain in your heart that you cannot enunciate. He can palpate and treat the frustration erupting in angry outbursts. He can decipher and doctor the silent scream that is smothering you into depression.
Therefore, ask Him into your life today for He is standing at the door of your heart knocking because He wants to help you. Revelation 3:20) Even if you have broken all the commandments and brought the stressful situation upon yourself, He still wants to help you and that is why He is standing at your door knocking.
He already knows about the chaos in our lives so do not be ashamed of your mess for God did not send His Son Jesus into the world to condemn us but rather, through Him we might be saved. This is because the person who believes in Jesus is not condemned but the one who does not believe in Him is already condemned. (John 3:17-18)
Therefore, open up your life and heart to Him right now by turning away from your sins, proclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord over your life and believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. (Romans 10:9-10)
Open up your life to Him and let Him see the emotional wounds in your heart so that He can help you manage emotional stress. Show Him the mutilation inflicted by your child's suicide that has ached for continually for decades. Show Him the windows of your heart patched with old newspapers that will not let the light of love in after the panes were shattered by an unfaithful spouse. Show Him stinking garbage that you brought home one evening, grew attached to and have been unable to throw out.
Let Him see the mental wounds in your mind so that He can help you manage mental stress. Show Him the cracks in the walls of your mind that keep extending everyday as your problems become more and more unbearable. Show Him the rooms in your head that you will not enter as they are haunted by broken dreams and wasted opportunities. Show Him the toilets that will not flush and let go of painful memories as they are clogged with anger, bitterness and hatred.
Unveil the wounds on your body also so that He can help you manage physical stress. Show Him the mastectomy scar and lymph-edematous limb. Show Him the eye that was blinded by the freak accident. Show him the kidneys that have failed due to diabetes.
Do not hide your financial statements from Him so that He can also help you manage financial stress. Show Him the meals you forego to buy medication. Show Him your last pay slip before you were unjustly sacked. Show Him around the tiny room you are cramped in since your house was repossessed.
Let Him see the full extent of your stressful situation so that He can restore you to wholeness. Do not fear to bare it all for Him for He looks with love and listens with compassion. Do not edit your sources of stress or hide your hurt for He loves you and He has accepted you totally.
Therefore, let Jesus be your Chief Therapist for He is the only one who can see it all and solve it all. Consult Him every day by praying. Read the Bible to know His prescription and then heed it just as you obey recommendations from your psychiatrists, family doctors, psychotherapists, family therapists, financial advisers or social workers.
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