Reading the Bible is a fantastic way to connect with God. However, it can be hard to know how to start reading the Bible. So, we put together some Scripture meditations to help you get started reading Scripture


It Feels Like It’s All Up to Me

You’re beginning to feel the pressure, right? You find yourself thinking, “It’s all up to me.” Actually, it’s probably more accurate to say that you can’t remember what life felt like BEFORE the pressure. Like it’s your responsibility to hold everything together. Your family, your friends, your work… it all comes down to how much you can give. And, to feel like you aren’t enough can be devastating. Relax those shoulders, friend. Let out that breath. 

Here’s a gentle reminder: you were not made to carry the world’s burdens. We already have “the strong one,” so give these desires over to the Creator of the Universe; he is faithful.

Reflect on the imagery of these verses. How can you rely on God’s refuge and strength in these mountains and waters of your own life?

Psalm 46:1–3

1 God is our refuge and strength,

   an ever-present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way

    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam

    and the mountains quake with their surging.

Observations from the Text

  • God is really strong (v. 1)
  • He wants to help us (v. 1)
  • We don’t have to fear, even when things are in shambles (v. 2)
  • Even earthquakes don’t shake God’s steadiness (v. 3)

Prayers of Response

I praise you, God, for faithfully providing _________when I couldn’t do it on my own.

Lord, I lean into your refuge as I feel the weight of __________. Help me give control over to you in this situation.

Prayer Requests

I am tired, God. As I continue to deal with the task of _________, I pray that you bring me a helper who can share in my responsibilities.

Lord, cleanse my desire to be everything to everyone. Help me show _________ (name) that you are the true source of all our hope and strength, not me. 

Prayers of Readiness

Burden-carrier, help me relinquish the need to fix _________, and to rely on your strength instead of exhausting my own.

Jesus, this week as I _________, keep me open to recognizing the moments of your intervention and help in my life.



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