Stressed Out?

Have you ever felt overworked and underpaid? Buried under a mountain of email and paperwork or a mound of dishes and laundry? Spinning your wheels but never making much progress? Tired of just another day of meetings, scheduling, budgeting and carpooling?

Why not take a few minutes to get out of the fast lane of life and ponder on what’s really important.

In moments of stress, we should take to heart Paul’s advise in Scripture from Philippians 4:6-7: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.”

Peace is not the absence of conflict; it’s not positive thinking or even feeling good. It’s know and living out our lives with Christ leading the way. It’s confidence in our Creator, not our circumstances. God is in control. He has the power to deal with anything life may throw our way.

So maybe we just need to slow down, take a breath find a quiet place to pray, listen to God and give control back to the One who can handle it.

As you’re finding time to slow down and taking that break it’s a good time to have dessert!

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About ericndavis

Christ Follower, Husband, Dad to 3 amazing kids. Family Pastor at Green Street Baptist in High Point, NC. View all posts by ericndavis

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