In the work that I do each day here at Clearview, not one subject effects more peoples’ physical bodies than stress.  Stress usually can be summed up in the things we “carry” and it can encompass physical stress and chemical stress we are under…but the spiritual/emotional/mental stress we carry has a WAY bigger impact on our bodies, minds, and spirits than we often realize.

Jesus Himself said in Matthew 11:28-30, Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and ‘you will find rest for your souls.’ 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  I wonder what you’re carrying today that may be too difficult and too heavy for you?  What is breaking your back, being under the load of it?  Worry?  Fear?  Unforgiveness?  Financial concerns?  Family feuds?  Anger?  When we can get up the courage to come to God honestly, I believe that’s when things really begin to change.  Jesus invites us to come to Him.  Are you weary? Are you burdened?  He says come to Him for rest.  Take up His way, learn from Him because He is gentle and He is humble in heart.  And what are you able then to receive?  Rest for your soul, because Jesus’ burden is easy and light.  It may not mean that you have instant change in circumstances, but what surrendering to Jesus WILL do is give your mind, soul, and spirit the long-overdue rest you were created to live in.  Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no one can come to God except through Him.

Happy 4th of July!!!