In Matthew 11:28-30, the Lord says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
If what you’re going through today is anything but easy and light-
Give it to God!
Remember: God doesn’t want us going through life stressed, tired, overburdened, and miserable. Christ came to set us free from a life like that! Instead, God wants us to live a life filled with His joy, love, blessings, peace, and rest!
No matter what is weighing you down, let go of it and give it to God!
When something goes wrong, do you replay the situation in your head over and over?
Philippians 4:6-7 tells us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
How to surrender your anxiety to God:
Create a gratitude list
Tell Him your worries
Trust His promises
Ask Him for help in a specific situation
Anxiety is a natural reaction to life’s troubles, but you do not have to let fear control your thoughts or actions. Instead, Paul tells us we can unlock God’s overwhelming peace through thankfulness.
I’m challenging you to write down five things you are thankful for every day for the next 30 days.
A daily gratitude list can radically change your mindset and help you break out of anxiousness.
Have you found yourself recently wondering what is true and what is false?
I know I have.
There is so much information constantly being thrown at us from all directions. A lot of this information is conflicting, and it is confusing.
We hear the words “fake news” and see “false information” alerts on articles and posts now more than ever.
I have found myself asking, “What is truth?”
This is not a new question.
Thousands of years ago, this question was asked by the Roman official, Pontius Pilate.
Jesus was arrested and handed over to Pilate. Pilate questioned him, and said to Jesus, “You are a king, then!” to which Jesus replied, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
Pilate responded, “what is truth?” (John 18:37–38, ESV).
What has always stricken me about this passage is that Pilate asked this question while staring into the eyes of the very embodiment of truth.
Jesus is truth.
He said to His disciples, “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 NIV).
John’s Gospel describes him this way: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14, ESV).
In a world of confusion and unknown, when we are always wondering what we should believe, let us not cling to truth as a concept, but as a person: Jesus.
We know that it is only in Him that we are truly free.
Run to Him today.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32, ESV)