As someone who has a lot of stress in my life, I have learned that sometimes I get overwhelmed by the stresses in my everyday life. I am learning to have faith in Jesus Christ and allow him to carry my burdens for me. Learning to manage stress or worry is difficult for some people, but it doesn’t have to be according to the Bible. Jesus reminds us to leave our worries with him, instead letting it cause us more anxiety or stress.
1 Peter 5: 7- “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (KJV)
In this verse, we are instructed to give our cares or worries to Jesus Christ, while we reevaluate our faith and learn to strengthen it. Our Heavenly Father promises that he will never give us more than we can handle. Therefore, begin standing firm in your own faith and learn how you can strengthen it by studying God’s word. Stop worrying about things you cannot change and start letting God carry your burdens or troubles.
Hebrews 13: 5- “Let your conversations be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. (KJV)
Always remember, God promised that he will never leave you or forsake you, so you can smile knowing that he is handling your burdens. There is nothing that is too complicated or too overwhelming for your Heavenly Father to handle. He is patiently waiting for you to stop stressing and finally give the burden over to him. Additionally, have faith in Jesus, because he will help you learn new ways to react to different stresses and heavy burdens in your life.
©2013, Crystal S. Kauffman