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.