One of the biggest benefits we have as Christians is Jesus being our high priest. In the Old Testament, people had to go to an actual priest to forgive sin while watching a Lamb get killed. Jesus did away with that so we can talk to Him directly.
“So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
Hebrews 4:14-16 NLT
This is so important because we have a Savior to who we have direct access to when we are in trouble. Jesus wants to carry the burdens we face as everyday people, but we need a relationship with Him first. We also have to be willing to let go and let God. What the phrase “let go and let God” means letting go of your human reasoning and trust that God will bring you out of your situation. It’s you sitting on the passenger seat while God does the driving.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
Worrying about your problems is not going to make them go away. The only way we can healthily face our problems is by letting Jesus carry our yoke (yoke is a metal bar that ties two cows together. Jesus used yoke as a metaphor for our burdens). It doesn’t mean that we will not think about our situation, but we won’t be so down in the dumps about it. When we wait and trust God for our answer, we will see positive results. The key is patience. When we are impatient, we start getting anxious and doubtful about God. God’s timing is always perfect; it may not be what we had in mind, but His timing is always correct.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
– Philippians 4:6-8 NLT
“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”
– Psalms 27:14 NLT