April 26, 2011


I went to bed last night feeling completely stressed and woke up this morning feeling well, completely stressed. It's amazing how all the little things in life can magnetize themselves together and squeeze the four walls of your brain together until it hurts.

It is during moments like these when I have the power to convince myself that I am on my own; I can trick my mind into thinking that in this world, it is just me, myself, and I. And the only person who can get me through this life is me. This mindset doesn't empower me! It burdens me! It scares me! And then I get even more stressed out because I feel like I am just inadequate.

The words "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5) are so simple yet...so very hard to understand. We could have it memorized and say it to ourselves all day long and STILL not understand what it means. When God tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us, He means that He is ALWAYS with us. He is ALWAYS there to carry our burdens. He is with us when the tears fall, when we feel like everybody has left us, and when we are experiencing pure joy. God is with us when we are stressing out for a huge upcoming exam at school, when we are standing in front of a crowd of 100 people, and when we are on an airplane flying to a foreign country on our own.

So, in conclusion, God is with me, and God is strong. Therefore, I have no need to feel stressed because He carries my burdens and with His help everything works out for the better! Now all I need to do is just grasp this amazingness.

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