Sometimes people have a hard time dealing with stress because they can't identify what exactly is stressing them out. They may think it's one thing, when the root cause of stress is something else. As with any healing, if the root of the problem isn't identified and fixed, healing cannot occur.
It may seem like everything is stressing you out these days, but that's likely not true. If I had to bet, there's one thing that is causing every little thing to be stressful and the goal for this week is to figure it out.
• Your job might be stressful, but is it really the job or is it a person at work?
• Your kids might be pushing you to the limit, but is it really your kids or is it really that you can't seem to get anything done when they need your attention?
• Does financial stress make you anxious? Or is the root of the issue not fully trusting God?
There's a root cause for everything that is unhealthy physically, spiritually, or emotionally, you just have to take the time to indentify it so that you can fix what needs to be fixed, rather than what you think needs to be fixed. Ask God to help you clearly identify what is stressing you out so that you can clear it and move forward in peace. Maybe He'll reveal more than one stressor. If so, just keep asking Him to reveal them layer by layer until they are all gone.
God thank you for this weeks healing challenge. I want to be free from stress, but sometimes I don't take the time to figure out what exactly is stressing me out. Will You show me this week, Lord, what it is that causing my anxiety, worry, and stress? I'm tired of carrying it and I want to let it go. Amen.