Are you feeling burdened and heavy laden?
This season lends itself to introspection as we approach the year’s end.
Cares cling to us like barnacles.
Anxieties anchor us to ground.
Weighed down and weary.
Resistant to being shrugged off.
Sometimes we forget that God isn’t asking us to carry them.
Our frame is not built for such loads.
We are meant to hand them all over to Him as soon as they strike.
“Pile your troubles on to God’s shoulders – he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out” ~ Psalm 55:22
And I know I so often forget to do just that.
Allowing an invasion of heaviness to sink heart and soul.
Waves of worry try to drown me.
Turbulent tides of tension make me lose my equilibrium.
Until I make a conscious decision to do something about it.
I lay down my worry
knowing Your wisdom is best,
I lay down my hurry
and sink into Your rest.
I lay down my heartache
and let the tears fall,
knowing You understand
and Your Love covers all.
I lay down my guilt
and dark covering of shame
whose muddied silt
falls off at Your Name.
I lay down my fears
and name every one
that has haunted my years
as clouds obscure sun.
I lay down my pride
though it stubbornly clings
and sigh, grateful for the
sweet relief it now brings.
I lay down the right
to have my own way
and decide to hold light
to my plans for each day.
And in laying these down
I am being set free
from self-preoccupied living
into grace-filled liberty.
“God makes his people strong. God gives his people peace” ~ Psalm 29:11
I have written more about surrendering on Words of Joy this week.
Day 29 ~ 31 days of #poetryforthesoul
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