Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
1 Peter 5:7 AMP
We make life so much harder to live and to get through because we refuse to do the work to see what the Bible says. If we would only dig deeper into the Word of God, we would see that Jesus bore every negative thing on the cross when He died for us (see Isaiah 53:4-6). His death wasn’t just to save us from hell, but also for us to enjoy life while we are here on Earth. John 10:10 says that the thief (the devil) comes only to steal, kill, and destroy, but Jesus came so that we may have life and have it to the full in abundance. Christians aren’t supposed to be depressed, sad, mad, beaten down, running from the devil, and barely making it, because if that were the case, what makes us different from everyone else in the world? We are supposed to be representing God and we can’t do that if we’re down all the time.
God said to cast your cares on Him and He will take care of you. That’s enough right there to make life easier to live. We have specific instructions to let our burdens go, but what we want to do is fix everything ourselves, be independent, and carry everything that is wrong in our lives. This is what you call a stubborn and prideful attitude. Yes, waiting on God takes time and patience, but true God given blessings only come from God and in His timing (see James 1:17). Also, part of making life easier is fixing your attitude towards the problem. Negativity produces nothing, but patience produces peace and allows God and your angels to work.
Jesus says in Matthew 11:28 if you are weary and carry heavy burdens to come to Him and He will give you rest, and there is nothing like the rest of God. He also says in verse 29 to let Him teach you how to handle things and in Him you will find rest. God is in a constant state of peace because that’s what He is (see Isaiah 9:6). You may say, “Well I’m not Jesus,” but you are made in His image (see Genesis 1:26) and you have the fruit of the Spirit of everything that God is in you right now! So you are more than capable of living in a constant state of peace. And on top of that, He left you His Word.
The Bible won’t serve you any good if you do not read it and apply it to your life and your circumstances. Praise your way through, press your way through, and worship your way through. Life gets easier when you realize what the Bible says and who’s in control. Let go and let God!
Meditate and proclaim these promises:
I have victory over all things (Romans 8:37)
Satan is under my feet (Romans 16:20)
God will never leave or forsake me (Deuteronomy 31:6)
I have the fruit of the Spirit to help me endure all things (Galatians 5:22-23)
God will not let me be overburdened without help (1 Corinthians 10:13)
The righteous are never forsaken (Psalms 37:25)
The battle is not mine, but God’s (2 Chronicles 20:15)
I don’t have to try to figure it out because God is working on my situation (Isaiah 55:8-9 & John 5:17)
God will take care of me (Psalms 55:22 & Isaiah 65:24)
No attack of the devil will prosper (Isaiah 54:17)
I know that every spiritual blessing belongs to me (Ephesians 1:3)
This list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the many blessings found in the Bible. Get in the Word for yourself and dig out more of God’s promises for your life.