Stress is unavoidable in our modern world. Circumstances often press in from every corner. Life can seem to demand more and more from us, while seemingly giving very little in return. Believers often feel the challenge of bearing up under the load - desperately seeking for ways to flourish while carrying life’s burdens. However, upon examining the text of Philippians, it becomes apparent that dealing with stress is not unique to those of us in the 21st century.
In his study Less Stress, Pastor Philip De Courcy uncovers a therapeutic theology from Philippians chapter 4. In this series, Pastor Philip teaches God-given remedies and realities to help the hurting heart and soothe the wounded soul, as well as discover God's perfect prescription for combating worry, anxiety, and stress. The Apostle Paul explains that even through challenges in relationships and circumstances, Christ offers endless hope in His return, spiritual strength to endure, and peace that protects our minds. This results in infinite joy for every occasion. Our life situations may be unpredictable, but living in the truth of Philippians 4 will encourage us to face them with less stress and more joy.