Lay It Down

Go ahead, lay it down.
You don’t have to carry the world on your shoulders.
Your arms are meant to be wrapped around loved ones, not carry the weight of the world.

So many things happen we do not understand.
So many questions that have no answers, or at least not the right answers – the answers we want.

When things happen that remind us that we are not in control – a diagnosis, a financial crisis, a sick child, we tend to pick up the weight of the world and carry it around. We become control freaks. That is until you realize that all it really accomplishes is to make you very, very tired.

I know that many of you are carrying the weight of a diagnosis that has rocked your world, dealing with finances that are not lining up, or you have slowly collected the weight the of world, one item at a time and put it upon your shoulders.

Go ahead, lay it down.
You don’t have to carry the world on your shoulders.
Your arms are meant to be wrapped around loved ones, not carry the weight of the world.

Lay down the worry – it is a heavy burden made up of “what if’s”
Pick up thankfulness- it is the game changer of your day/life.
Lay down fear- it screws up your perspective.
Wrap yourself in worship- it warms your soul.

I am here to remind you that today:
“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7 NIV)

Go ahead, lay it down before the One whose arms can carry it and whose shoulders bear the weight without breaking. Lay it down, my friend and with your empty hands pick up the peace that passes all understanding. Because while understanding does not bring peace- His presence does.

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5 thoughts on “Lay It Down

  1. I am sitting here with tears, feeling like that was personally for me. I have picked up this burden that I cannot let go of, but know that I should. My burden today is whether I did not share enough of my faith with my cousin? If I would have shared more would he have made a different decision? Let me tell you sister you are an inspiration and encouragement to me on those days when I am looking for an answer. Thank you for allowing God to work through you to speak to me.

    • I am praying for you on this journey through grief and loss, LaShae. That burden is not yours to bear today, and I am so glad I can be used to help you let it go. One day at a time, tomorrow the burden might be different, but the action will be the same. Lay it down. Love u.

  2. Again a timely message. I am suffering financially in a huge way, I am trying to take the steps that the Lord would want me to take I just want his will.

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