Monday, April 22, 2013

Stressed and Depressed - Americans Are Snapping Under the Pressure

David Kupelian of WND has written a long and very informative article  revealing how stressed and depressed Americans are in this current age of Obama.

Fortunately, he ends the article suggesting the most important thing to keep in mind while we go through the tribulations and trials here on this earth.

Hang in there as you read through all the turmoil and chaos being inflicted upon us by this evil administration and the government corruption that we must endure.  God's Word surpasses all of that and gives us joy - even in the midst of trials, tribulation, and the evil intent of those who oppose Jesus Christ and all genuine believers.

~ Christine



Americans 'snapping' by the millions

Exclusive: David Kupelian reveals record fear, stress, suicide – and inspired way out

Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a “fundamental transformation” – that much everyone knows.

But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in today’s America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends:

  • Incredibly, 11 percent of all Americans aged 12 and older are currently taking SSRI antidepressants – those highly controversial, mood-altering psychiatric drugs with the FDA’s “suicidality” warning label and alarming correlation with school shooters. Women are especially prone to depression, with a stunning 23 percent of all American women in their 40s and 50s – almost one in four – now taking antidepressants, according to a major study by the CDC;

Read it all HERE

That excerpt is only the beginning of the bad news. Much more is shared in the article at the WND website. However, we can all be encouraged when we read the end of the article:

‘You just be cool and calm’
“Stress” – our modern name for all the trials and tribulations the Good Lord in His wisdom deems necessary for us to grow in character and faith – is not the enemy. It is, however, the difficult but necessary part of life that tests us, proves us, and ultimately makes us better – or kills us.

Fortunately, in the loving sacrifice of his Son, not only did God make provision for the forgiveness of mankind’s sins, but He also gave us another priceless gift – the perfect example of how to deal with stress. Even while hanging on the cross in agony, Jesus did not resent his tormentors and even asked God to forgive them. That’s the essence of what we need to find.

In one sense, our task is simple: Since our past sins have been forgiven, and since the future is in God’s care alone, we just need to focus on discovering how to live right now, in this present moment, with faith, patient endurance and perfect integrity.

Now more than ever, it is essential that Americans get a handle on stress. The pressures of modern life are being greatly multiplied by the ever-present threat of terrorism and a socialist government that thrives on promoting everything dark, perverse and angry (and therefore stress-producing) in human nature. Remember, Winston Churchill called socialism “the gospel of envy.”

After Rush Limbaugh warned his listeners that Obama wants good Americans “to snap,” he added, good-naturedly: “You just be cool and calm. Everything’s going to be fine. I’ll tell you when it’s not.”

Indeed, to prevent Obama and company from completing their “fundamental transformation” of America, we are going to have to learn to stay cool, calm and collected – and not just on the surface, but deep down in our souls.

Know this: If you are upset at Obama and the maniacal left – if you’re angry, full of rage, feeling hopeless, frustrated, wanting to drop out, or wanting to lash out and act violently – believe me, that’s precisely what your adversary wants. Not only that, that’s how he wins, because when you’re upset and angry and overreacting – pardon me for putting it this way – you become stupid. That’s what’s wrong with the Republican Party. Its principles are magnificent (read the 2012 platform), but most of its leaders are intimidated by the ruthless Obama administration and the blatantly biased and abusive “mainstream media.” Thus, in their reactive, intimidated state of mind, they become ineffective, cowardly and contemptible (with a few notable exceptions, for which we are very grateful).

This is true not just of politicians, but all of us: No matter how smart, moral and right-thinking we might otherwise be, when we’re angry and upset we do not possess God’s grace, wisdom, courage and creative genius guiding our steps, and thus we are no match for the evil rising in America.

But if Americans would discover grace under pressure – hey, Ronald Reagan had it, why can’t we? – if enough of us found strength and resolve that were rooted, not in rage, but in righteousness and love of God and our neighbor, then nothing, and I do mean nothing, could stop us. Having regained our lost innocence, we would likewise see our beloved country restored to the noble land it once was.

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing,”James 1: 2-4 KJV.

The preceding is excerpted from the April 2013 issue of WND’s acclaimed Whistleblower magazine, “STRESSED AND DEPRESSED: The unreported health crisis of the Obama era.”


Hat tip: WND


Arlen said...

Good morning Christine. Jesus warned us: "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33

The world with all of its pressure related days and pent-up stresses cannot shake my my hope, which comes directly through Jesus.

On a different subject, I had two Latter Day Saints come through my neighborhood and to my house last evening. Very nice, well behaved young men finishing up their 2 year mission. They definitely understand what is important to them. Oh that Christians would follow that kind of dedication to God's Word and spread the truth.

Have a GREAT Sunday!

Christinewjc said...

Hi Arlen!

Thanks for sharing that wonderful verse! It is one of my favorites because it shows how insignificant our troubles are here on this earth compared to the fact that Jesus has overcome the world at the cross of Calvary!

I have been away from my computer over the past 3-4 days, and that in and of itself was a bit of a blessing! I didn't have time to watch much TV either, so I was able to keep my mind from the usual barrage of bad news.

Arlen, your sentence, "The world with all of its pressure related days and pent-up stresses cannot shake my my hope, which comes directly through Jesus" describes why you are able to write what you do at Gulag Bound and share about Jesus and the Bible in comments here and elsewhere. The fact that your hope (mine too!!) can NEVER be shaken by "the world" and what goes on here is a wonderful testimonial regarding your strong faith in Jesus' goodness, mercy, grace and love!

When Romney lost the election, so many people I know stopped reading and commenting on blogs, stopped watching the news, and were very angry that Obummer got into office for another LONG 4 years. I was very disappointed too, but it just wasn't meant to be. After 4 more years of this BADminstration, people are going to be clamoring for conservative leadership again!

I have visited with Mormons in my home in the past. Very nice young men! In fact, two of them once attended the Christian Fellowship that my family and I were attending at the time. I had hoped that they might rethink the Mormon church and focus more on Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. They visited my home one more time after that, but their belief that God is not Spirit showed how different our beliefs were and how skewed there teaching is.

However, I agree that their zeal for mission work puts us Christians to shame! But there are other methods to reach the masses with the Gospel these days. It is my prayer that the posts I include here about Jesus and the Bible reach into the hearts of visitors who happen to come here via a website or from a web search engine.

Had a busy (and tiring!) three days but it was all good.

Hope your Sunday blessed you too!

Arlen said...

Christine, As much as I would love to take credit for writing at Gulag Bound, that's not me. However, I am putting together a blog entitled "The Opportunity" that I hope to launch soon in an attempt to lure and influence people to Jesus Christ.

You see, I am of the opinion that the though many things are important in this life (like your work), the most important question that anyone will ever face will come after they die: What did you do with the person of Jesus Christ when you were alive?

It is my sincere hope that The Opportunity will attract people to Jesus and that they will accept Him and want to have a relationship with Him.

Please keep up your good work!

Christinewjc said...

Oh! I'm sorry - I thought you were the same Arlen I "met" online from that blog site.

I look forward to reading your new blog when you get it up and running! What a great name - "The Opportunity." That is exactly what Jesus offers us all - the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins and a member of his flock when we accept Him as Lord and Savior of our lives!

Please let me know when your blog is up so I can link to it in my sidebar and visit each day! God bless!