Davidisms: Faith Equals a Blessing. Fear Equals a Burden.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
Did you know the Bible says “fear not” more than any other phrase? Over 350 times! I think that’s because all human beings have a propensity for fear and anxiety. We tend to look at the size of our circumstances, and allow fear to consume us.
The only way to battle fear, biblically, is through faith. By trusting God. Surrendering all to him. Knowing his character - that he is good and his mercies endure forever. Putting it all in his hands.
Because here’s what I’ve learned. When you have faith, blessings follow. When you have fear, burdens scamper after you.
If you think you were meant to carry the weight of this fallen world, you are sorely mistaken! Give all your concerns and fears to God! Ask him to carry them. He will. He wants to.
It’s God’s job to deal with fears. It really is that simple.
It’s your job to give them to him. He will carry them. You won’t have to.
God carries all of our burdens. Every. Single. One.
On his strong, eternal, celestial shoulders.