Do you ever feel like you have a weight on your shoulders due to the amount of stress life throws at you?  We often feel buried alive and can’t catch our breath! What we do forget is that God is there to help with this burden.  Just sitting down and reading the Bible for a few minutes each day or making quiet time with Jesus will help ease your mind. 

I often turn to Proverbs 3:5” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” How many times do we forget that no matter what happens, God is in control? We can stress over things big and small, but we truly need to leave matters in God’s hands. He won’t always answer us as quickly as we want, we need to be patient and simply TRUST.

When you are at the end of your rope, remember the verse Philippians 4:13, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” If you feel like yelling or taking out your stress and frustration, take a moment to recite that verse. Remember that whatever life throws at you; HE GIVES STRENGTH.  He tells us we can handle it and that He is there cheering us on. 

We often read verses about how God gives us peace, but do we take that to heart?  Philippians 4:6-7, “ Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Really take a minute to allow that to soak in.  The peace of God is available to us as long as we pray and ask God. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed, allow God’s peace to take over and appreciate that your life is in HIS hands.