Carrying Stress Is Not Your Job

If you are living with stress, if something in your life is a burden, it’s not from God. There is a difference ¬†between working through a mess and carrying it. Jesus said,¬†Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Matt 11:29-30)

Let go and let GodHe means it. If you don’t give Him your burden, you are not obeying His word. He can do what you can’t, so hand it over. Do what ever you need to do to hand off the issues to God and let Him do the heavy lifting. That doesn’t mean that you have no responsibility anymore. But it does mean that you stop stressing about it.

Are you facing payroll and have no idea where the money is going to come from? Fear will make you think of all sorts of panicky ideas. Faith will trust God. Do what you know to do and let God carry the burden for you. Faith is allowing Him to answer before you try to help. If payroll never comes and you have to close the doors, then everything you are is in His hands. Let Him open the next doors and then go through them. Find rest for your soul and trust Him. His plan is to let you live in rest.

 

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