“Oh, what peace we often forfeit
Oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer.”
What a friend we have in Jesus! This hymn was written in 1855 by Joseph Scriven and it still rings true today.
Oh, sister! How real are those words?! Read it again.
Why do we carry things that are not ours to carry in the first place?
What needless pain are you carrying around?
It’s time to unpack that bag!
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28–30.)
We have to learn to let things go and stop carrying the weight around. That bag can get quite heavy, can’t it?! We are all guilty of taking things in and adding them to our life “bag.” It’s usually things that are more than just meaningless; they are harmful. See, we need to be real with ourselves and ask:
What am I carrying?
Whatever it is, sweet sister, only you and Him know.
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22.)
It’s time to unpack that bag, sister!
Guilt has to go.
Anxiety has to flee.
Rejection is bound.
Addiction has no place.
He is THE chain breaker.
Victory is won. Let’s stop living a life of defeat. A very high price was paid for our victory. We are victors, not victims!
See sis, YOU decide on whether you carry those burdens around and let them weigh you down, because only you can do the unpacking.
Jesus is ready and waiting to bear the weight, but will you give the heaviness to Him? Will you leave those unnecessary items from your bag with Him? His arms are open wide, but sometimes we like to hold on with a death grip. Right? We have all been there.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10.)
Let’s focus on Jesus! Isn’t it right, “What a friend we have in Jesus!”
What a precious privilege it is to carry everything to Him in prayer!
Sister, you are a VICTOR! Not “will be” or “has been” but you ARE!
Now, go and walk like it because that bag is lighter so you can walk with that pep in your step! You got this, sister!