Real Rest

There is no situation that is inherently stressful. What creates stress is how we think about the situations that we find ourselves in. Stress is really how our body reacts to any situation that we interpret as overwhelming or stressful. We can say he or she is making me stressful, but it is not true and there is so much hope if you know that we create it. It comes from three core beliefs, whether we are pleasing everybody, how we are performing, and also trying to control the outcomes. If I can control please or perform then I am okay. Listen to the words of Jesus in Matthew from the Message Bible Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.

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