Psalm 55:22 (NIVUK)
Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.

Stress is an inevitable part of life, whether that be from juggling a number of jobs and roles, other peoples’ expectations, lack of time, or simply the challenge of a task in hand. It can be a negative thing or a positive thing – I for one know that the pressure of a deadline sharpens my thinking! But how can we cope with it? Too many seem to suffer under it in our day and age. The Psalmist gives us an ancient but highly relevant answer; hand over these pressures to God. He might not take them away, but if we remain close to him, he will provide us the strength to press on.

What pressures will you face today? Bring them to God and pray for his sustaining strength.

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