I admit there are a few extra Christmas pounds I need to loose but this silly antidote leads into my question for you today.


Would you say that sorrow was your weight?  Is your grief leaving you unenergized and in your pajamas all day?  I promise that in time God will ease your suffering. Hopefully there are people around you who are offering to help carry your burden. If not, reach out and ask someone to visit you.  Sometimes people think grief should be accomplished within a matter of months or a year.  They don’t realize the length of time ( if ever) it may take to overcome this weight. If nothing else pray and ask God to ease your pain. 

Is guilt a weight you have been unnecessarily dragging around?  You do not need to be chained to your past. Forgiveness was given to you when you repented and confessed all of your sins. They were cast as far as the east is from the west. God has no memory of them.

How about anxious thoughts?  Do they follow you around all day and then into the night when you are supposed to be sleeping?  Rest is a gift God wants us to have so that we can walk with strength during our days.

It is my hope that all the added “weight” you are carrying around is melted off this instant.  Allow God to unlock those ball and chains and feel that wonderful “lighter step” as you walk with God.  You will have mountaintop experiences and hiking up the trails will be so much harder with the extra weight of chains from your past and the worries of today.

Matthew 11:28-30       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.

Psalms 38:4 (NIV)        My guilt has overwhelmed me
like a burden too heavy to bear.

Psalms 55:22 (NIV)       Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught

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3 replies

  1. Shampoo warning was awesome!!
    Good reminders here, thanks Cheryl!

  2. Glad it is ok to post some humor on ICB.
    Blessings Greg!

  3. Love the pic!
    It seems a number of us are thinking about ‘weights’ and Hebrews 12:1-2 just now. An applicable message for the new year.

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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