The good news is that my Father is always there waiting patiently for me to throw these burdens at His feet so He can carry them and I am free to run and dance and live for him (ringing any bells - "I am Free" by the Newsboys). He wants to be our refuge and strength, our ever present help. Let's stop trying to drag ourselves along with these crazy burdens but let them go and trust Him with them.
"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." (I Peter 5:8, NIV)
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Ps. 46:1, NIV)
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel . . . " (Is. 43:2-3a, NIV)