When was the last time you felt anxious? When was the last time you felt all of your to dos, and priorities tackle you? Do you remember that feeling? Well for one, it’s Friday. Rejoice in the weekend. But two, know that there is a way to deal with it all (other than basking in the glory of Saturdayness).

God tells us in 1 Peter 5 that our burdens our lifted off only in as much as we give them to the Lord. God can’t help us in something if we don’t ask him to. The King James Version actually reflects this better than the NIV:

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

The act of casting seems to be directly linked to the act of being exalted by God. Can you see it? That means that God can only exalt us, or lift us up, as we give him our burdens, tasks, schedules and hurdles.

Identify what you need peace in.

Present those situations to him.

Thank him for loving you enough to deal with these things.

Praise him for the victory of being lifted up!