I find that many college students, like myself, take on many extra curricular activities beyond their required classes. We often take on much more than we believe we can handle because we do not want to graduate college without a job. Every extra curricular is another piece of our resume that we are constantly building and will show future employers our potential. And if you are crazy like me, then you take seven classes for a total of eighteen units and keep up three social media jobs.
And among that chaos comes worry. Worry that I will not receive enough financial aid next year. Worry that I will not be studying abroad next year. Worry that I will not get an internship next semester. Worry, Worry, Worry. I have only dipped my toes into this semester and the worry has already gone crazy.
Taking On My Burdens
A few weeks ago, I was packing to go to Hume Lake Christian Camp, located in the Sequoia National Forest, with my college group and all that I could think about was the fact that I had a mix up in my summer internship papers and more homework than I could handle. Plus there would be no internet access, which I desperately needed to handle these things. I kept telling myself that I should not be going to Hume and that I should be staying down the mountain, but I had already paid for the weekend, so I was going.
Casting Our Burdens
God does indeed work in mysterious ways because, coincidentally, one of the sermons that weekend was on worrying. In the midst of the chaos, God spoke to me and told me to stop worrying.
As Christians, we need to cast our burdens onto the Lord because he has given us the promise that he will sustain us, strengthen us, care for us, give us rest, and will give us peace. There is no sense in worrying about matters that the Lord will handle when he gives us so many promises.
Casting My Burdens
After hearing these promises, I immediately cast my worries upon the Lord and ever since then, I have immediately felt at peace. I have completely put my trust in the Lord, like I should have been doing all along, and all aspects of my life seem to be falling into place. Instead of worrying, I trust that everything that God has placed in my life has been put there for a reason and that I need to embrace it.