“God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake”
Psalm 46:1 -2 (Message Bible)

Sometimes we carry stuff around with us that we have no business carrying and it wears us out. There are four things you can do that will help you when it seems like it’s all too much to handle.

  1. Commit: The bible tells you in Proverbs 16:3 (NASB), “Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be established.” The word “commit” literally means to roll your burdens, your thoughts, your plans onto the Lord. The results are in His court and up to Him.
  2. Cast: “Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 (NASB)
  3. Trust: Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB) says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Trust is the idea of lying helplessly face down.
  4. Rest: Then you need to rest, to wait patiently. Psalm 37:7a (NASB) says, “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” He will act. He will not fail you or forsake you. The hardest thing to do is to wait because most the time we’re not waiting people. We want it done yesterday, but don’t forget that in this process of waiting, God is teaching you something.

“Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.”
Psalm 33:20 (NASB)

“Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; Wait for the LORD!”
Psalm 27:14 (NASB)

“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!”
Psalm 31:24 (NASB)