Sometimes as we go through life, we find ourselves burdened because of troubles and problems we are facing. Fear and anxiety can afflict us. We may get overwhelmed with our work, family responsibilities and financial pressures. Sometimes we must deal with sickness or injuries. How do we cope when we began to feel overwhelmed?
Stress can begin to take a toll on our physical and mental health. It begins to affect relationships. Then we are tempted to find unhealthy ways to relieve stress. Alcohol, drugs, sexual immorality, and overspending are a few of the ways that can lead to even greater stress and problems.
Jesus said, “Come unto me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
There are healthy ways to relieve stress like exercise, sports, hobbies etc. But ultimately the best way to find peace and joy in life is through the power of Jesus. When we invite Him to live in our hearts and trust Him to forgive our sins and change us, we can experience abundant life. He is knocking on the door of our hearts and we need to open the door and invite Him in.
If you need prayer or counseling because of what you are facing please feel free to contact us. We are praying for all our law enforcement officers and trusting God to protect you in every way.