Short-changed & Stressed

Can we say these words with confidence?

When we consider our lives, are we truly living in a way that reflects this?

I can honestly say no. Not all the time. Not when I think back on the month of January and feeling overwhelmed, anxious and stressed at various times.

I submit to you that God did not intend for us to live like that. “I’ve come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10b (ISV)

And why should we when He promised to be there for us?

In the Old Testament we are told, “Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you.” Psalm 55:22a (NLT) and in the New Testament we are encouraged to, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

The problem comes when we try to do it on our own; figuring out the future; worrying about our work; and whatever else we try to take on.

All the while, forgetting that God is there – waiting, willing and wanting to help us.

Friends, maybe you’re not like me. Maybe you haven’t fallen into the snare of self-sufficiency. But if you are, we need to make a change. We need to stop short-changing ourselves.

We need to start living the lives that God wants us to live – Christ-dependent, abundant and free.


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