Trust God and don't try so hard...
"Be anxious for nothing..." (Phil. 4:6).
My friend, if you've received Jesus, He's already done the hardest thing for you, which is to give you salvation and a home in heaven.
Won't He then also help you with all the lesser things of life? Yes, He absolutely will.
It's really not that hard to walk with the Lord, because He is what you were made for.
It's actually harder to not walk with Him...
Maybe you’re trying too hard
“My yoke is easy and my burden is light…” Mt. 11:30
In the things of God, our tendency is to try too hard. It’s always been that way. It’s a natural outcome of seeking the infinite with your own resources. If you try to climb Mount Everest without oxygen, there will be problems. We all make it about what we do, while God makes it about what He does. Adam and Eve tried it when they made their own clothes to cover their fall, instead of just letting God clothe them. But the Bible still says that “salvation is of the Lord.”
Sure, you should try hard in the normal and natural areas of your life, but it doesn’t work the same way in your walk with God. Jesus didn’t say the yoke of life was easy, or the yoke of people was easy, but that His yoke, or way, was easy. And that’s an important difference to take note of.
In the things of God, you don’t have to try so hard. You just have to let Him do it. He said that He was the vine and we are the branches and that if we abide in Him, we’ll be fruitful (Jn. 15). A branch does not struggle to bear fruit and work hard at it, it just abides. That’s what branches do. If they stay connected, the rest just happens.
In Ezekiel 44:17, the priests were instructed to not wear anything that made them perspire in the service of God. He’s trying to tell you something, my friend. In the things of God, you have to learn a different way, like learning to walk again. “Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest…” (Heb. 4:11).
You won’t have life’s release and favor by struggling for it, but you will by presenting a right spirit that can receive it. To try too hard is to scare it off, just as you can do to a person in a relationship. You have to let God do the hard part and bring enlargement to you.
Paul says that miracles don’t come by “the works of the law,” but by the “hearing of faith” (Gal. 3:5). He means that self-effort and performance are not the way into Divine blessing and life’s fullness, but faith and grace are. It’s time to let go.
“For we which have believed do enter into rest…” (Heb. 4:3).