Jesus & Your Stress: Lesson 3, Devotional 3

“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” - Proverbs 12:25

Have you ever watched a baseball player put one of those doughnut looking things on the end of a bat then practice swinging before he goes to face a pitcher? Those are weights, and players use them because it makes the bat feel much lighter when they swing at a pitch in the actual game.

Try This One . . .

Put a bunch of books in your backpack and hold the strap with your hand. Now go out in your neighborhood and walk around for 10 minutes or so. It won’t be long before you start shifting the strap from hand to hand because the weight will eventually start to feel heavier and heavier. It’s amazing how a small weight carried around for a long time can seem so heavy.

Emotional weight can be just as heavy. Worry can weigh you down both mentally and physically. If you are feeling that weight then do what you can to handle the situation then give the rest over to God.

Now, take that weight off your life and go out and live a great day for God!

Devotional by youthmin360