“Cease striving and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.” - PSALM 46:10

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently stated that for more than half of the people who die before age 65, the basic cause of death is stress. I read one scholar who said that between 60 and 70% of people who visit a doctor have symptoms that are stress-related.

This is not how God wants you to live! God tells us to rest in the knowledge that He is good and that we can cast our burdens upon Him.

Try this. Right where you are, take a deep breath. Then, be still for a moment and ask God to show you what is causing undue stress in your life. Ask Him to take away that anxiety and help you trust Him to handle it for you. Think about the things that cause you stress, then give these things to God. In this new year, cast your burdens upon the Lord. Because He cares for you, you can trust Him to take care of your burdens as well.

Dr. Ed Young signature