Most of the time when I come home with groceries my loving family is there is assist in getting everything in the house. However, there are times when I have to get is done on my own. I don’t know about you, but if there are 3 “easy” loads, I will weigh myself down to try to get it all in fewer loads. The stress of the bags on my hands and the weight on my back is evident when I overextend what my body is physically able to carry. This idea is not limited to just the physical.
Before the Stressed-Less Living study, I had simply thought that stress was just something everyone lived with. The successful people just knew how to manage it better.
Try as I might, I couldn’t seem to figure out how I was going to make it better. In other words, ease the stress that seemed to have a choke hold on me. However, the harder I tried the deeper I seemed to be drowning.
I discovered quickly in the Stressed-Less Living study that I was the problem; or rather me trying to fix things was the problem. You and I must realize that we have access to the ultimate problem solver – God.
The greatest lesson I learned in this study is to stop dealing with or fixing things on my own and to lay it all at God’s feet – my problems, doubts, fears, insecurities, everything – and trust Him to take care of it all.
This lesson alone takes the responsibility out of our hands once we turn it over to God. Just like with me and the grocery bags, we were not created to carry such a weight or burden. This causes a manifestation of health issues if left unchecked.
God wants us to run into His arms and allow Him to take our burdens and stress away. Just like with my own children, on a much smaller scale, I want them to come to me with their problems and pain to make it better. God, our Heavenly father, will take our stress and replace it with joy and peace that only He can provide.
Do not miss the opportunity to experience this peace, simply let go of the stress that is trying to drag you down.
I would definitely recommend this book. Like so many of the Online Bible Studies through Proverbs 31 Ministries, this has changed my life.
If you would like to replace your load of stress for peace, I would suggest you pick up this book and start digging into the Word to draw closer to the problem-solver, stress releaser and peace-maker – GOD.
*I would love to hear from you. What load are you carrying today? What is keeping you from laying it all at His feet and receiving the peace that only God can give?