Is it too heavy?

Written your first test of the year yet? Have the teachers loaded you with homework assignments already?

Help has arrived!

Read Exodus 18:14-18 –

Moses’ father in law asks a great question: “Why are you trying to do this all alone?” And gives him sound advice: “This job is too heavy a burden to handle all by yourself.”

If school is too heavy, ask for help. Get a tutor, join a study group, speak to a teacher.

If life is too heavy, ask for help. Chat to a trusted adult, invite Jesus into your struggle, join a youth group.



Life can often feel blah/hopeless/yuk/depressing and one asks, “God, where are you?!?”

Sometimes all we need is a perspective change. “Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christthat’s where the action is. See things fromhisperspective.” (Colossians 3:2 –

“I see You in everything, all day, And every beat of my heart keeps reminding me, I see You in every little thing, all day.” Watch Toby Mac’s Everything ( and ask God to show you the world through His eyes today.



If the Laws of Thermodynamics are to be believed, stuff tends toward increased disorder and decay, especially if left to their own devices. The evidence is all around. Given the right conditions (boredom, rage, stupidity), how long does it take for things to “decay or deteriorate”? The Earth truly broke at the Fall. But God

Check out Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 here:

The rhythms of many people’s lives are set to the beat of the disorder and decay around them. Yet Jesus says that He has set/planted eternity in our hearts and minds (v11). This is a divinely implanted sense of a greater purpose which nothing but God can satisfy. So when you feel that there’s more to this life, that’s God



If you’re anything like me, you left the cinema after watching the latest Avengers movie, Infinity War, broken. When some of our favourite heroes drift away, their bodies fading into dust, I was shaken to my core.

What next?
Where have they gone?

Lately I’ve seen the parallel between that, and Genisis 3:19 ( where it says we are from dust, and to dust we shall return. This may seem depressing, but isn’t it incredible that as Jesus followers, that’s not the end.

We don’t have to ask “What’s next?”.
We know our time here is short-lived, but our time in Heaven is eternal.