God Doesn't Want You to Stress

By Logan Heidenreich


I’m going to be straight and to the point: stress sucks. Let’s say that you’re constantly on the go. Whether you’re going to practice for whatever sport you play, you have four projects due in two days, or you have a mound of homework to get done by tomorrow. You really just feel that you need to breathe. What you really need to do is to fix your eyes on God.

In my own life and experiences, I have felt and seen God in so many ways, one of the most prominent ways is in the form of comfort. There are many forms of comfort that God gives you, but the comfort he gives you when you’re stressed to the max is one of the most refreshing and calming things in the world.

If you’re overwhelmed with all the worries of this world, then I suggest that you stop, take a deep breath, and come to God. He wants to take that away from you. He doesn’t want you to be overwhelmed. Sometimes going to church is just the recharge you need. I have found that when I go to church and I fall at the Lord’s feet to cast my worries on to him, everything turns out fine.

The Bible says, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? … And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?" (Matthew 25, 27). In this verse, Matthew is saying that God doesn’t want you to worry or stress at all. He doesn’t even want you to worry about what clothes you’re going to wear.

Just give up, give it to God, and move on. Everything will be ok, I can promise you that.