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Do you ever feel stressed out? Do you ever feel overwhelmed? That all of your commitments, obligations, and responsibilities are too much and will come crashing down on you like a wave that will sweep you away from the shore that is your norm?

I used to.

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I am a music major. I am trying to be an active member of a couple student groups on campus. I am  trying to do well in all of my classes. I am trying to have a social life. I am trying to…well, you get the idea.

And I am no exception. Far from it. Everyone has a hundred and one things that they could be doing right now. How do you keep from feeling stressed about everything that has to be done and just focus on the now?

Give it all up to God.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

We are more valuable than the birds, and God takes care of them. Why should we think that he will not also take care of us?

So next time you feel the stress coming on, take a deep breath and know that God will provide for you, no matter what it is you are going through. Now, who knows what that will look like?

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