When I take all that I have on my mind and my heart and take time to surrender each worry, concern, or intention to Jesus, I find deeper peace and an internal rest that restores my understanding that God is God and I am not. I invite you to take two minutes right now to call to mind the heavy burdens you’re carrying and after each one say, “Jesus, please take this from me and give me your rest in return.” Do that when you are stressed and anxious and notice what happens.
“We must trust our instincts to obey God and sacrifice our life to His plan for us. Even if we don’t feel at peace with a situation at first, we must have faith to make the necessary changes. That isn’t an easy task, as we often get into a rut. Even though we aren’t really happy in a place-- we get comfortable, so rather than do the work to follow the fulfilling path of Christ, we stay put. At the end that never bodes well for our spiritual and physical being.”