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In the world in which we live in, we find ourselves stressed out at times. So many trials and troubles have a tendency to wear us down. If we are honest, we all deal with stress at times. The way we handle our stress is crucial to our well-being. Unfortunately, some people try to handle stress in unhealthy ways. They find themselves dealing in alcohol, drugs, and painkillers. The only real solution to free ourselves from stress is turning to God. The scripture reference for this devotion is Matthew 11:28 and the New Living Translation reads in this manner:

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’”

Jesus, the Master Teacher, extends the invitation to those dealing with stress and who are heavy burdened. He promises to give them rest. He says that His yoke is easy and that they will find rest for their souls. Christ’s burden is light. What a wonderful invitation we have received! The question I pose today is have you accepted His invitation. I know personally, what Christ is able to do. What He has done for me He will do for you also. The Lord has helped me greatly in dealing with my stress. He will do the same for you.