1 Peter 5:7 - Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Do you think that you can you catch another person’s stress like you can catch the flu? And the answer is – yes! Haven’t you ever noticed when someone you’re talking to is getting more and more stressed, as they recount to you how someone has wronged them and then you begin to get upset, also? Or how about when someone is worrying like crazy about something and starts telling you about it, and how you begin to worry like crazy about what’s going on in your life. Stress and worry are easy to pass on to someone else. It’s okay to tell others what’s stressing you out, but do so in a way that you’re not spending the entire conversation getting ramped up about your circumstances. Instead, tell them your circumstances and then focus the conversation on possible solutions, not just the problem. This will help the other person to have something concrete to work with. You both can weigh the pros and cons of the solutions. Then you take it to God in prayer, and he will bring you peace once more as he promises to. Your heart will become steadfast and the stress will get kicked out the door
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.