We’ve entered the busiest time of the year.

End of year deadlines at work. Holiday travel. Last-minute shopping. Receptions, events and special holiday programs.

It’s also a stressful time. A recent study suggests that 62% of people report elevated stress levels during the holidays. The main culprits? Family and financial pressures.

And during this time, we can also squeeze out time with Jesus. Yep. I’m guilty too.

I suggest that we all need a pause.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Take your cares to Jesus…and He will give you relief and rest.

Pause for five minutes today. Intentionally take time to pray. Focus completely on your blessings and needs. Offer up your hopes, desires and fears. Jesus craves this time with us.

And He will provide relief.

My prayer this week is to pause each day and spend more time with our Lord and Savior.

And please let me know how I may pray for you.

God bless.


3 thoughts on “Pause

  1. jluthiutmedu says:

    Thank you. May God be with you and your family. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. The Luthi’s

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

  2. Pat Carmichael says:

    Thank you for this post Chancellor Carver. Your Friday words brighten my days. It has been a difficult season so far. My dear aunt (82 years of age) has had to endure the death of another grandchild. She is the strongest Christian I know and keeps everything in perspective, but three deaths within 9 days of each other is truly difficult for anyone – even strong Christians.

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