Lifting the Weight

Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 55:22 NKJV

Midweek Thoughts


Do you ever feel like the weight of the whole world is on your shoulders?  I know there are times I do, like lately.  My uncle died the first part of the year and there really isn’t much family left.  He had some nieces and nephews and that was about it.  Someone had to step up to start making decisions because a will could not be found.  Suddenly I found myself burdened with decisions, phone calls, trying to sort out everything that was going on and get the process going.  The weight on my shoulders felt so heavy.

For a couple weeks I struggled with trying to sort things out.  Had calls with various lawyers.  Finally, today, I spoke to one that took time with me, told me two paths we could take, and worked me through it.  I choose to turn it all over to the lawyer.  I choose to let her handle everything.  She would communicate with family and work with us, but she would do all the hard work.  Oh, how I felt this heavy weight lift off my shoulders!

Later, as I talked with my husband and texted family, I realized something.  It was an object lesson.  It was like I heard God saying, “see child, turn it all over to Me and I will lift your burden”.  This is what we need to do, we need to turn all the difficult situations, the problems, the heavy burdens over to God.  He will take them off our shoulders.  He will do the hard work. 

I had been praying to God for help.  God answered.  He gave me the perfect person to handle all the affairs of the estate.  I could breathe again.  Just like the lawyer is taking so much off my shoulders regarding handling my uncle’s estate, God takes even more off our shoulders, if we let Him. 

Turn all your worries over to God.  He will, in His time and in His way, take care of them all.  God is so great.  He loves us and wants the best for us.  Let’s turn it all over to God, breathe, and enjoy His peace.

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