How To Deal With Stress

Avatar Olivia Mancini | September 4, 2019 117 Views 0 Likes 5 On 4 Ratings

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Stress is something a lot of people deal with on a daily basis. I hate stress. But it happens, and recently, it’s been happening a lot! I am a kindergarten/First grade teacher and planning for school can be very stressful. It is not that I am not excited about school, I am very excited to meet my new students and start again next week! It is just that planning is hard, setting up is hard. But it is worth it in the end. Parenting is another story.. I am a parent to a 19month old little girl and 27weeks pregnant with my second daughter. Stress is real, and it is hard. Then we can add household responsibilities, bills, and car problems to the list. Finances cause stress as well. I am sure a lot of you can relate to this list. And if you’re in school still I am sure you’re enduring the pressure of getting good grades, making friends, or bullying. If you’re in college, it is around the same story. Life is hard, adulting is hard, but we have a Savior who desires to lift our burdens and relieve us of the worries of this world.

So how do we cope with stress? Is there a cure to stress? Can we eradicate stress in our lives or do we just embrace it and let it defeat us?

Let me tell you this, Jesus does not desire His people to live that way.

Check this out…

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”

1 Peter 5:7

“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”

Colossians 3:15

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

Philippians 4:6

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

I could probably find a ton more scripture on receiving His peace and casting your anxieties on Him and going to Him for everything. We literally have a cure staring at us right in the face. Jesus is the cure. Receive His peace, cast your cares on Him, your anxiety, your fears, and your complaints. He wants all of it. Go to Him! He longs for you to. He wants to take that heavy burden you’re carrying and give you rest. All we have to do is lay it down at His feet. Peace is right there waiting for you. His peace surpasses ALL understanding. Let’s read that verse again.

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

Guys, that’s a huge promise. When He said “come to Me all who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest.” That word will is a promise. He stands true to His promises and when He says all you have to do is go to Him and He WILL give you rest, that’s such an easy request. Then why do we have such a hard time going to Him when we’re stressed or heavily burdened? Maybe it’s our pride? Maybe we’re wanting to figure it out ourselves? Maybe we want to loath and feel bad for ourselves? I don’t know what our excuses are, because trust me I struggle with this too. Something has to change. Nobody knows you better than Jesus. He is a good friend.We need to lay it down at His feet. The burden isn’t ours to carry anymore. It was never meant for us to carry it in the first place. Our mighty savior wants to lift that burden from you and give you peace. Peace is way better than stress.. I just love peace. Let us except this peace today and know that He is Lord and we don’t have to stress about anything in this world. All we have to do is go to Him. He is so kind and loving… Receive peace today.

Written by Olivia Mancini

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