There are a million and one thing that we can be concerned about. On an international level, we can be concerned about issues going on in Iran or Honduras. Here in the United States, we can be concerned with losing the health care we do have if socialized medicine is imposed on us. In very state, county, city and town, there are issues such as road repairs, taxes, parks and education. At our jobs, we might have concerns that Joe isn't carrying his fair share or that the boss is taking credit for our hard work. Finally at home, we have all types of concerns facing us--bills, home repairs, pregnancies, car break downs and unemployment.
We can do either one of two things. We can let those concerns mount up and stress us out until we are ready to explode or we can allow God to carry all of our worries away. Obviously, if we take the first option, we will turn into people that we do not want to be. We will turn into people who lose their temper, are always depressed, annoyed or perpetually frustrated.
By taking the second option we will live a happier life and be that person we want to be. If we allow God to lift the weight of the world that is bearing down upon us we can be free to be happy, joyous and loving people. The question that looms is why would God be willing to take our worries and concerns from us. The simple answer is that God loves us in ways that we can never imagine. God wants us to be happy. God wants us to love.
That's not to say that we will not have any struggles. The expression--tired and it may be--is that God will never give us more struggles than we can handle. That would infer that God will indeed give us struggles. God allows us to struggle in order to make us stronger. He knows that we have free will and will not always follows His will. By not following His will, we may incur obstacles that are of our own making. If we are not strong and ready to face obstacles we may turn away from God and in the end lose. It's a loving God that imposes obstacles on us just as a loving father allows his son to fall in order that he can learn to walk, and then run.
The real challenge then is to be able to always turn to God and ALLOW Him to take our worries off of this. How do we do this?? The answer is the answer for whenever we face struggles--pray. We ask God to lift our burden. He will always answer our prayers even if it does not seem it. It may not seem as if He is with us but be assured He IS there. How much more difficult would our challenges be if He was not there for us. God may be the only one to know the answer to that question.
Does anyone have any examples of God carrying your load when you were struggling??