In this day and age, we are no strangers to stress. Mental tension and worry caused by our problems - and life in general - can be a hallmark of daily life. Stress can fuel cancer, shrink the brain, age you prematurely, lead to clinical depression, weaken your immune system, and increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. In short, stress is killing us!
And it's not just the big events in our lives that cause us stress. It's the day-to-day grind we put ourselves through. We live in a fast-paced society where it's common to have an overly busy schedule. Day in and day out, we sacrifice ourselves for our job, our friends, our hobbies, and our family. You may be a student trying to work and go to school or a stay-at-home mom cleaning the house and taking the kids to school and practices. If stress is killing you slowly, it's time to put on the brakes.
It's not God's will for you to live a life full of stress. Simply starting your day with a morning devotional and a few minutes of prayer can set the tone for a stress-free day. Listening to worship music and meditating on scriptures throughout the day can help you keep your sanity and maintain a peaceful spirit. Try embarking on your day infused with the peace and joy of God in your heart. It will help you sail right through those potentially stressful situations with ease and grace.
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28