Dealing with Stress After a Disaster

How will we deal with stress after a disaster? What if it’s a long term disaster whose grueling aftermath goes on and on? That will likely be the greatest challenge you and I will ever face.

That’s because it will be a time when the world really does end as we know it–or as we have known it.

Allow me to draw your attention to a thought provoking article which appeared in The Prepper Journal online. It’s called Coping with Stress After Disaster.

Rather than try to summarize it, take three minutes to read through it for perspective on “first world problems” vs. the real problems we may face. A new window will open when you click the link, which means you can come right back here when you’re ready.

Next I encourage you to contemplate the two brief Scripture passages below, quoted from the King James Version of the Bible. At the risk of sounding simplistic, I share them because they point to a remedy for having peace of mind and freedom from anxiety.

Isaiah 26:3 – Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Philippians 4:6-7 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.