Introduction This is the 3rd post in the series on ‘Learning to Trust God’, in the first post I looked at how having a faulty God schema can influence our ability to trust God, last week I looked at 3 steps I personally took towards growing my trusting faith in YHWH God. Last week […]
Last year I went through a stage of writing about Christians in ministry and business; I realised that one of the major stressors that Believers face is in the area of using their gifting for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom. The reason why this should be is both vast and complex, but in essence it […]
This chapter ends by meditating and reflecting on God’s Word and the lessons we have learnt in relation to listening to and obeying His voice for Life.
Is there a connection between faith and health? This week’s extract explores the influence of faith and trust in our health and healing.
Research has shown that the framework of our mind and thought patterns has a huge impact on our behaviour and physiological responses. If I go back to the example of stress and its definition, the way we respond to stress hugely depends on our thought patterns. People who have negative thought patterns are more likely to perceive an event as a stressor (stress-inducing stimulus) than those who do not. The NHS and private sector understand this mind-body connection and so spend hundreds of thousands of pounds training Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practitioners to help unlearn dysfunctional thinking patterns.
I have come to realise that mankind is not aware of just how detrimental stress is to our overall well-being and quality of life and how important peace and rest is to us. Stress has become a normal part of our everyday living experience when it should be something which causes us to sit […]
Read Part One of the book here As a Psychology teacher, teaching the psychology of stress was an important part of the curriculum. I taught my students about the stress response, the causes of stress and how to manage it; I even joked that teachers have one of the shortest post-retirement death rates but […]
Heal me, Oh YAH, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise. Jeremiah 17: 14
Stress is an everyday occurrence for most people,but over the past three years God has been teaching me His own take and perspective on stress. Whilst surfing on Twitter today,I came across a tweet on a book on Christian Stress Management, so I did a bit of further browsing on the book and the vision behind the […]