Christ died so that we could be free from bondage and oppression. If we are in Him, then we have the wonderful privilege of bringing our worries, cares, anxieties, and concerns to Him. He tells us to throw/hurl our burdens at Him and in exchange receive his burden, which is easy and light. Yet, all too often, we do the exact opposite. We hold on to things that we have not been called to carry. We hesitate to relinquish control. We tightly guard our wounded and broken hearts, in our minds we replay traumatic and abusive events, we ruminate on harsh, hurtful words spoken to us--and we completely discount the Lord's command to cast all of our cares on Him.
The key is surrendering all to Christ--our mindsets, habits, guilt, brokenness, anger, envy, hatred, pain of our past, etc. is to realize that giving is getting; releasing is obtaining. Surrendering all to Jesus brings total victory, deliverance, and freedom. Christ came to give--and to give abundantly. In Him, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain. We will live at another level physically, spiritually, and emotionally when we grab hold of this truth.