This is such a simple statement. Lets break it down a little bit.
“Heaviness” (anxiety NASB) (1674) is an issue in our lives. This word is translated many different ways in different Bibles. We have “care, worry, and grief” in addition to the KJV and NASB. We have things to worry about. How do we keep them from dragging us down? Jesus said,
(John 14:1 KJV) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.That seems simplistic but there is a key factor we need to address. Much of our worry is a matter of choice. We dwell on the problem and allow it to eat at us. Jesus is saying, “Change your focus.”
This takes us to the meaning of belief and faith. It means to put our trust and confidence in something. It means to let go of it and get on with life. Am I concerned about cancer? Yes, but I don’t let it dwell in my mind. Am I concerned about my children? Yes, and I make them objects of prayer, but I don’t sit around wringing my hands in desperation.
So? Trust is a habit. Habits don’t develop over night. Get started on this one. Think of the glory of God. Think about the forgiveness of your sins. Get your mind on trusting. Live it, starting now.