Are you carrying around heavy burdens? Do you stress about things that are out of your control? We are told explicitly over and over in the bible not to do that…Do you know who struggles with obedience in that??? ME! I know better! I’m not sure why my little human brain can’t remember that..but I believe it is pride. I think that I can fix things. That I can carry burdens for others…in short I think I can do what God can do…and I know better! I know God is all-powerful and that I am weak…but I continue my cycle of carrying around burdens.
This morning I woke up and it was too much. And I knew EXACTLY where to cast my burdens…because it is mentioned about a million times in the Bible. So I did something kind of silly. Do you know how you take a piece of paper and crumple it into a ball? I did that motion with my burdens. I took these massive imaginary pieces and I crumpled them up. I prayed about them and I threw them up to God.
I’m not sure why that physical motion helped me more than my normal prayers…but it did. I feel lighter. My chest doesn’t feel tight and my shoulders don’t feel weighed down. I literally gave it to God. Because he can handle it. And I cannot. I am weak and he is strong. It is such a relief to rest in that truth. Praying for you today that you can release the burdens that you are carrying around…because that’s not your job. You are underqualified. Psalm 55:22 “Give your burdens to the Lord and he will take care of you.”