Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed and frustrated. It’s the feeling that you can’t take on another task, handle another problem, or diffuse another issue going on in life. Stress is something we all experience and we all dislike.
If you have found yourself under a mountain of stress today, whether it be at work, at home or at school there is a way you can experience peace from the pressure.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
God is so awesome! He knows we will have stressful days, and He already has the answer for us. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed and just plain stressed out… go to God. He will give you rest. What does that mean exactly… to go to God? Find a quiet place and shut the world around you out. Begin to talk to God and give Him your burdens. Tell Him what you’re feeling and ask God to help you! There has never been a time when I went to God that I didn’t feel refreshed and at peace when I took time to get into His presence. You can go to God anywhere… you don’t have to be in a church building or place of worship. You can find a quiet place in your car, at home, or anywhere you can get alone with God!
When we are stressed we need to slow down and get our focus back on God and off of the circumstances. Trust in God that He will take care of it!
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
Sometimes we don’t know what path to take, but when we seek the Lord, trust Him and stay in peace, He will lead us in the direction we need to go!
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Don’t allow yourself to be stressed today. God has a plan for you. He loves you more than you can imagine. He will always take care of you and He will never fail you! If you are feeling stressed and not sure what to do… run to Jesus. Find a peaceful place and pray… talk to God. Just be real with Him and He will direct your steps.
Be encouraged today that amazing things are coming your way! New doors of opportunity are opening up for you! God is on your side! He has an amazing future ahead for you. Don’t stop believing, hope on!