The Christian life is a life devoid of struggles! The reason some Christians struggle and are weighed down by the cares of this world is that they haven’t fully grasped the message of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It important to realize that Jesus completely finished the work of redemption; opening to us the door to a life without stress and worry. So He invited everyone, “If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 CEV).
Peter walked on water to meet Jesus because he had faith in the Master’s Words. The moment he took his eyes off Jesus, he saw the boisterous winds and raging waves and he began to sink. His struggle to keep afloat was to no avail, and he began to drown despite his efforts. But when he cried out to Jesus for help, the Master pulled him afloat. Are you struggling in your life right now? Maybe you’re facing financial challenges. Stop struggling! Jesus said “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28); find out what the Master has done about your situation. 2 Corinthians 8:9 says “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” You are not the poor trying to get rich, you’re the rich coming to the knowledge of your inheritance!
Refuse to drown in poverty or sickness, fix your gaze on Jesus and continually work from a position of rest. Hebrews 4:10 says, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.” Praise God!
[Source: Pastor Chris Online Blog]