Just living on earth gives this life opportunity to load you up with all kinds of weighty issues. They’re heavy usually because they are not easily resolvable situations. In my life, if I don’t purposefully hand them over to Him, I end up transporting them everywhere I go. If you think about this from a physical perspective, you cannot carry anything continually without giving your body rest. You also cannot accumulate more & more since you will lose the ability to hold everything. Spiritually, the same principle applies. You’ll wear yourself out. Besides that, your heart wasn’t meant to hold anything heavier than Love. Worry, doubt, hopelessness, stress, anger, disappointment, bitterness, fear etc. only place a burden on your heart and then your soul is weighed down too. Burden avoidance would be ideal, but life doesn’t ask permission before it delivers another load. So, I just need to get better at offloading onto Him. In exchange, He gives me sustenance. In other words, the strength/ support I need to keep going. He has to do this because in a little while, life will confront me with some more freight and I need His Strength to be convinced that I do not need to accept it. But even if I do or its forced on me, I can, with His Help, decide to give it to Him. This is the Power of His Spirit of Love. It resides in the heart of any believer and it does all the heavy lifting so that you can rest in Him.
“Do you not know that your body is the temple — the very sanctuary — of the Holy
Spirit who lives within you, whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? 1 Corinthians 6:19
So, whatever burdensome thing your heart is trying to hold up, just present it to Him -and lighten up your heart. (I know it’s not that easy. I know all this sounds so succint in writing, but even if you have you to keep giving it over to Him a thousand times a day because you’ve taken some of those burdens back or because you’re under an avalanche of burdens, it’s ok. He won’t stop catching them and He never drops them. That’s how it is with me. I continually need to throw them in His Direction. I don’t even have to be a good shot. It just needs to be in His general direction. He’s always ready. Somebody asked me today how my week was. I told them good and bad, victories and failures, sadness and joy. Pretty much regular life. Every day filled up with so much life and some of it, I still never be able to hold. So, I can’t waste more life trying to carry it. I have to let it go into His Hands. Every time I fight to hold it, I only wear myself out and I never succeed in maintaining the hold. That doesn’t mean if I release it into His Hands that I no longer care about it. I definitely care and pray and listen and watch and hope to see what He is saying and doing through it and for it while it is in His Care. He removes the fear and doubt and He gives Love in replacement. And you know, Love Always wins.)
Love Always??? YouTube video