God doesn’t want us to be overwhelmed and anxious. He doesn’t give us too much that we can’t handle either. He will never try to drag us down or burden us. In fact, he wants to build us up and lift our burdens. He wants us to learn from him. He’s gentle and wants to rest our souls not make us feel anxious or overwhelmed.
Mathew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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.”
God wants us to grow closer to him, he loves having a relationship with his children. He wants to hear everything about you. How your day went, what you had for breakfast, He even wants to know if you got a good spot in the grocery store parking lot today! I know If I feel weary or weighted down I feel better after a 5-10 minute prayer time or simply by reading His word. If I need advice I open up my bible or even call one of my Christian friends to chat. It’s important to surround yourself with people who will raise you up and not bring you down.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-22: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; …
The feeling of being burned out and stressed is something everyone has to go though in life and It’s okay to feel that way! It’s how you go about handling it that makes all the difference. There will be tough times and easy times. That’s just how life is and there is absolutely nothing we can do to change it except for controlling how we respond to these good or bad times. I feel as though the hard times we all have to face eventually make the good times so much better. I know I’m personally always more thank full for those good times after the bad! Theres this one song called Hills and Valleys by Tauren Wells and its so good! It describes this perfectly. I’ll attach it down below.
Prayer Starter: Lord, thank you for your unfailing and unconditional love. You’re always with me through the up’s and down’s and I’m grateful for that. Thank you for letting me lean on you, learn from you and have a relationship with you. You’re always there even when I need it most. You are truly an unfailing, amazing father.