"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
~ Matthew 11:28 - 30
I have a dear friend that seems to have the weight of the world on her shoulders. Have you ever felt this way. I know that I sure have.
The world doesn't land that way! No, it must find a way.
There are some people that just seem to have a real talent for picking up this weight, and allowing it to perch, not even balanced, just between the shoulders, behind the neck!
There are worries in the world, and then there are obsessive worriers.
I worry about these kinds of folks. No pun intended. I wonder about people like this because I don't know if they truly know rest or joy, or what it means to have peace in their lives.
God reminds us that it is not the well who need a physician. God came into the world through Jesus so that we might all have life abundantly. So that we aren't faced with worry, doubt, our heavy burdens.
It's almost as if God proclaimed, "I've got this. Now, relax."
Sometimes it's difficult to let go. Besides those that worry, there are those who MUST be in control!
Surrendering and allowing are two of the most life-learning, heavy world holding, objectives that must be overcome in order to really let go and let God!
It's one thing to lead, or direct, it's another thing to allow God to carry you and provide support.
I hope that today the weight of the world's problems are given over to the One who best understands. The One who can work through all situations. And the One that has offered to carry that load for us. Love yourself.... take a load off!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.