Stressed Out?

Stressed Out?

Stressed out man

God, the one and only—I’ll wait as long as he says. Everything I need comes from him, so why not? He’s solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul, an impregnable castle: I’m set for life.—PSALM 62:1 MSG

In our modern day, we invite stress into our lives. Busy schedules, financial strains, being overburdened with caring—it all adds up.

How do we handle the inevitable stress? Just let it go. Relinquish control to a loving God and realize that the reins are in His hands.

Give up control? we might think. Isn’t that dangerous?

When we give our lives to Christ and accept His will—instead of vainly seeking to impose our own—we discover an inner peace. We can rest assured that His plans are the best. God is omnipotent; full of love, grace, and mercy. He knows what is best for us.

His eyes roam the future He’s planned for us. Elisabeth Elliot said, “If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine.” Let go. Trust. Be less stressed.

Today's Prayer:

Dear Jesus, it sounds so simple: Let go. But it isn’t. Help me trust in You and recognize that You’re in control. I thank You for the plan You’ve established for my life.

Adapted from Strength & Grace: Daily Devotions for Caregivers, a new publication from Guideposts