Updated: Jul 23
Today, I wanted to write a little about releasing our burdens on God. These past two years has been rough due to the pandemic. Some of us have been so isolated that we learned how to depend on ourselves for protection and comfort. This is not something most of us choose to do but felt pushed to do during these hard times. Some of us have not been able to continue the routine of going to church to lay burdens at the altar. Without an outlet, we can become so weighed down by our burdens, that we can't even function in our day-to-day life. This past Saturday, during Teatime, we talked about why it's important to lay our burdens on God and what burdens could do to us. During our conversation, we learned ways to release our burdens on God. I wanted to share some of those ways with you all. So, let's get right into the blog.
Why Is So Important to Release Our Burdens to God?
One on the most important things that we can learn how to do in our walk with God is to depend totally on God! What does this mean? It means that we have to get out of the mind frame that we can do anything on our own. God created every one of us and not only did He create us, but He also created us with purpose. God says in His word that He has plans to prosper us and not to harm us. This was reassurance that we can trust God with all that we have. This includes hurts, pains, or any situation that we are concerned about. Yes ladies, this could include good situations as well.
We are human, so certain things get in the way of us living a peaceful life. If we are not living a peaceful life, we are living a stressful one. This is not God's intention for us. Burdens causes stress. Stress is one of the factors that can lead to illness in our body's. Stress can throw us off course in our daily routines. Stress can also lead to depression.
Accept That We Can't Do It on Our Own.
In the middle of a stressful situation, we tend to forget that we do not have to feel stress or be burdened by worry. Most times, we feel like we can fix the problem on our own. When pressure comes, so many ideas come to our minds. Also, when the pressure hits, we try every idea that come to our minds to fix these stressful situations. We can easily wear ourselves out by trying to put band aids on situations. I don't know about you all, but I am tired of going through this process. Recently, I found myself in a situation where I tried everything that I knew to try. When my actions didn't fix the problem, I tried my tears. Still did not get any results. So, finally I did what God wanted me to do all along. I set on my bed hopelessly surrendering my way over to God! In that moment I asked Him to help me because there was nothing that I could to to fix my situation. You wouldn't believe this, but 5 seconds later I received a call with my solution.
The mindset that God wants us to have, is to come to Him first. We will never see the big picture of a problem if He does not reveal it to us. Sometimes God will use stressful situations to test our trust for Him. These tests reveal our faith in God! Let's try to enter every situation with God, trusting that He knows the best answer. This will save us a lot of time, tears, and worry.