Is Stress Killing Me? – Episode 232
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Featuring: Rev. Percy McCray
Published: October 17, 2020
The hosts of Health, Hope and Inspiration engage around the subject of stress and its potential impact upon one’s mental, emotional, and physical health. Is stress causing harm to our health, and what can we do to possibly offset its impact from a spiritual perspective?
Rev. Percy McCray and Wayne Shepherd explore the “stress factor” and its possible correlation with cancer and overall general health at large. Rev. McCray first lays a foundation by establishing a spiritual principle in reciting a popular phrase which states, “I’m too blessed to be stressed”! The reciting of this sentiment is an attempt to realign one back to their core spiritual relationship with their Heavenly Father, knowing that one has been blessed of God!
“Stress is something not to be ignored nor taken lightly and can potentially be harmful.” Both Wayne and Rev. McCray discuss the fact that “stress may bring us down, but the way back up does not need to be necessarily difficult.”
They further examine that stress can certainly impact your quality of life, and state, according to the American Cancer Institute: “the management of one’s stress may lead to various behaviors that potentially increases a person’s risk for cancer.”
Finally, the discussion prescribes four spiritual insights to apply in order to negate the impact and onslaught of stress upon one’s life: 1. God leaves us His peace, 2. God is the God of our peace, 3. God answers us in our times of despair, and 4. We should cast our burdens and cares upon the Lord Who cares for us.
- “… Stress seems to come with a cancer diagnosis.”
- “People of faith have a powerful resource available to them … to help deal with stress.”
- “… The peace of God is a stress reducer.”
- “According to the National Cancer Institute, the evidence that stress can cause cancer is very weak and thus unfounded.”
- “Some studies and some data and some research would suggest that patients can develop a sense of helplessness and hopelessness when stress becomes overwhelming.”
- “Stress is real and it can impact each one of us—but the promises of God are also real.”