Newsletter: November 10, 2014
Did You Know Stress Can Shrink Your Brain
Jesus wants to take your stress.
Have you ever felt so stressed out and overwhelmed that you can’t think straight? Did you know stress is a spirit of fear and that fear does not come from God according to 2 timothy 1:7? Do you have a hard time coping with adversity?
Prolonged stress or trauma decreases the volume of the human brain which is responsible for regulating thoughts and feelings, enhancing self-control and creating new memories.
Research has shown that long-term stress, known as spirit of fear, causes brain changes.
When you are under prolonged stress, activates the amygdala region sending signals alerting the organism to the threat. This activates the HPA axis and release of a cascade of hormones – cortisol, known as the stress hormone – fight or flight. Long term stress literally causes brain neurons to shrink and interferes with your ability to send and receive information called dendrites. Not only that your immune system gets compromised.
Did you know there is a better way to deal with stress? Our Lord is our yoke and does not want us to carry the stress and burdens of life. In Matthew 11:30 it says “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” After he says in Matthew 11:29 “take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
He is saying we don’t have to carry burdens and stress.
Jeremiah 6:16 says “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls..”
We can cast our cares to Him in the midst of the storm and become refreshed by Christ. In 1 Peter 5:7 it says “Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.” The Lord wants you to learn to rest in the midst of the storm.
Unfortunately some of you have gone through Traumatic experiences and been programed with a spirit of fear. It is so part of you and you don’t realize it. Do you suffer from cold hands and feet? That is a sign of programmed fear. Some of you suffer from PTSD resulting from childhood sexual, verbal or emotional abuse. Maybe you grew up walking on eggs not knowing when the next explosion was coming. Do you find yourself impaired in your ability to think in creative and flexible ways?
Isn’t it time to be healed from stress so that your body will heal? Long-term stress shrink brain neurons in the prefrontal Cortex which is responsible for problem-solving, adaptation to challenge, emotional processing and regulation, impulse control, etc.
At the FREE 2-Day Seminar we deal with the spirit of fear by breaking the programming known as stress so that your body can start healing. Learn how much the Lord loves you and that you can trust Him and give your problems to Him. You can have peace in the midst of the storm.
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