Do you hold on to too much? Do you ever feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Being an introvert, I’m personally great at keeping things to myself. Thoughts left unspoken, however, can become overwhelming if we stay there alone.
I know what Scripture says. I shouldn’t be anxious for anything. I need to talk to God and hand some things over. But I’m human. This isn’t always easy. It can be a bit of a tug-of-war.
However, I want peace, so I decide to push to find that reassuring comfort. I pick up a devotional book and I read that I’m understood.
Do I always run into the arms of God? No. again, I’m human. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Only God can. Nevertheless, this is very comforting because even I can’t understand myself or plot the course. I need a Savior. I’m thankful that I have one.
In Greek mythology Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the heavens and sky for eternity. Sometimes I act as if this is my lot in life. However, the reality is that Jesus took my place on the cross to carry that weight. He says to those who accept His yoke and very light burden, I no longer condemn you.
I need reminders that this burden is light. I bet you do too.
Sometimes I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders, believing that I have to hold everything together. News flash– I don’t have that kind of strength or power. However, I don’t have to because I know the One who does. I can relax and trust my life and the universe to Jesus. So can you. ❤
Don’t Sweat It. Jesus has Got This.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7 (New King James)
Christ Holds It All Together
We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body.
He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—He is supreme in the end. From beginning to end He’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is He, so expansive, that everything of God finds its proper place in Him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of His death, His blood that poured down from the cross.Colossians 1:17-20