Well, you may have noticed I have been missing in action from my blog postings for a few weeks. The Lord had me in the mission field with the powerful Elijah Movement ministry to reach and deliver Jamaica’s children. It has been a humbling experience!! Also a stressful one!! So, when I discovered some notes on stress management I had written on some sticky notes hidden in a book I decided to read to further empower myself for the battle, I felt them worth sharing for such a season as this.
I know our attention span is very short nowadays. That’s why I have decided to give this to you in 3 brief blogs covering the three keys outlined in Matthew 11:28-30.
Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Key #1: Come to Jesus
Jesus says you are to turn to Him for rest. Not just for your body but rest for your soul i.e. emotional rest. The antidote for stress is peace. You will have perfect peace when your mind is stayed on Jesus and you place your trust in Him (Isa. 26:3). Additionally, we are told that those who wait on the Lord will have renewed strength (Isa. 40:31). If you are waiting this means you are not running ahead of God’s agenda and timing. Many times that is why we become stressed.
See you next week for Key #2.