Thursday, March 18, 2010

When It Seems to Much

There are times when the things going on around me seem just too much and I feel like it is just going to send me "down". The other day I could feel this start and then in my daily bible reading I get from The Word for The Day
It was titled 

Stop Worrying About It!

Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you - Psalm 55:22 NKJV

When worry comes knocking on your door, stop it on the doorstep or it will move in and take up residence. 'Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you' (1 Peter 5:7 NIV). God cares about the things that worry you and prey upon your thoughts. He cares about them more than you do. None escape His notice. Because 'you are his personal concern', He watches over you day and night. 
A worry = Anything that robs you of joy; anything you can't change; anything you're not responsible for; anything you're unable to control; anything that torments you; anything that keeps you awake when you should be asleep. All of that 'stuff' needs to be transferred from your worry list to your prayer list. The Bible says, 'Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace...' (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT). Give each worry, one by one, to God. The more you practise doing this, the more exciting your walk with Him will become. You'll be amazed at how easily He handles things that overwhelm you. Remind yourself that He's able to handle it, willing to handle it, and waiting for you to give it to Him. 'Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you.' Those who live worry free are those who keep casting their burdens on the Lord until it becomes as natural to them as breathing! 

I know this. I have read this kind of thing, time and time again, but daily I have to remember to "cast" them upon Jesus because He cares for me.
And the blessing comes straight away as I feel the heaviness lift.

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