Why do some of us create lives that are so burdened? We don’t consciously want more stress. We don’t consciously want unhealthy relationships. Lack of disciple, disorganization, or a type-A personality might be part of the problem. Even fear can drive us to fill our lives with too many commitments and activities. Surprisingly enough, the Bible and Jesus think this is a problem. Fortunately, they also have a solution.
We sometimes hear somebody say, “God helps those who help themselves.” Is this true? There seems to be some truth to the statement. We see people who work hard and succeed. But what about those who are unable to help themselves? Does God ignore them and only focus on those who are able and capable. […]