Handing Off Your Burdens
Written by Christi Given | October 1, 2011
Navigating school, fighting dangerous peer pressure, making peace with your parents and creating healthy friendships are all components of a modern girl’s life. Sometimes, all of these things can be overwhelming. The good news is that as a Christian, you have the knowledge that God fights for you and loves you so much!
In fact, when you feel heavily burdened, Jesus wants you to give it over to him:
“Come to me all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28
Aside from the stress of school and friendships, many of you are seeing the stress of the economy affecting your family. Although it’s a tough time in the world, try not to take this stress upon yourself. Believe that we live for the Heavenly Kingdom. We don’t have to feel held by this world’s economy. Here is one of my favorite scriptures in the Bible:
“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?”-Psalm 27:1
You can be a source of strength to your family during these tough times. Remind them to put their faith in God — He is ready and wants to help shoulder their burdens. Remind them to have faith, that our minds and hearts can help us through even the worst struggles.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” -Romans 12:2
If you’re feeling alone, reach out. Whether it’s to us at Project Inspired, your friends, family or your church members, we’re all here for you. Most importantly, don’t forget that God is here for you. You have a bigger support system than you can even imagine.