The Cure for Burn-Out–God’s Way

24 May

Me: “It’s impossible.”
•    Jesus: “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God,” Luke 18:27.

Me: “I’m exhausted.”
•    Jesus: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light,” Matthew 11:28-30.

Me: “I just can’t do it anymore.”
•    Jesus: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me,” Philippians 4:13.

Me: “I can’t figure it out.”
•    Jesus: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths,” Proverbs 3:5-6.

Me: “It’s not worth it.”
•    Jesus: “And we know that ALL things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose,” Romans 8:28.

Me: “I’m afraid.”
•    Jesus: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind,” II Timothy 1:7.

Me: “I’m frustrated and worried.”
•    Jesus: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you,” I Peter 5:7.

Me: “I’m just not smart enough.”
•    Jesus: “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ,” I Corinthians 2:16.

Me: “I feel so alone.”
•    Jesus: “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee,” Hebrews 13:5.

Me: “I’m burned out. I just don’t want to go on anymore.”
•    Jesus: “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord,” Acts 3:19.

This is excerpted from an article called ‘God’s Cure for Burn-Out’. I do not have the source. If anyone knows who I can give credit to, please let me know.


Posted by on May 24, 2012 in encouraging posts


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5 responses to “The Cure for Burn-Out–God’s Way

  1. nwatrud

    May 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I really like this!

    • ChristinaLi

      May 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks. I tweeked it a little, but I really can’t claim credit. It sure is a great reminder though, huh? I’m so glad Jesus never gives up. He is truly wonderfully relentless.

  2. Kathy

    May 26, 2012 at 9:10 am

    This is a balm in times of woe, Christina. Thank you for caring enough about your community to type up and share.

  3. Ellie Kuykendall

    May 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I did a search and couldn’t find any duplication on the net. I love it, though. Thanks for sharing it. You might like my blog as well:

    • ChristinaLi

      May 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      I did a search too and couldn’t find anything either. I’ll just have to keep it at ‘anonymous’ I suppose. I’ll check out your blog. Thanks!


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