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When we are stressed, prayer can release our tensions. It's in the Bible, Psalm 62:1-2, TLB. "I stand silently before the Lord, waiting for Him to rescue me. For salvation comes from Him alone. Yes, He alone is my Rock, my rescuer, defense and fortress. Why then should I be tense with fear when troubles come?"
Stress that cannot be avoided may help us grow in faith and character. It's in the Bible, Romans 5:3-4, TLB. "We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us—they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady."
Stress on the outside need not mean stress on the inside. It's in the Bible, Philippians 4:6-7, TLB. "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don't forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus."
During stressful times, perfect peace comes when we keep our mind on the Lord. It's in the Bible, Isaiah 26:3, NKJV. "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."