In today’s society, much anxiety is caused by unhealthy, unhelpful and unbiblical self-reliance that we quite often will try to take on in our lives (which we can’t possibly do). This causes our minds to let its guard down, which often results in anxiousness and even health issues.
God never intended for us to rely on ourselves.
We have been designed to rely on Christ to carry that weight for us.
A godly mentor once said, “Anxiety comes when we look at our circumstances and then look at our ability, but faith comes when we look at our circumstances and then at God’s ability.”
This advice is very good to remember for the times when we struggle to give every area of our lives to Christ to take care of instead of burdening ourselves with it.
It is important for us to get to the point of realising that we cannot do anything without Christ.
When we attempt to make choices in our lives without praying about it first, quite often we will see that our choices were not good ones - things didn’t turn out the way we thought they would. However, when we pray before making decisions, we will see that God directs us to make wise choices and we won’t have to deal with the consequences of choosing wrongly.
God is sovereign. He will help you carry your burden and no one is in a position too hard for Him to help. Praise God!
We must remember: God's mercies are new every morning. Even when we’ve made bad choices and those mistakes have caused us a great burden, He will still carry it for you!
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”