SOMEONE ONCE SAID THIS:
JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE CARRIES IT WELL DOES NOT MEAN IT ISN’T HEAVY.
And the “it”, well, that can mean anything…….life, a diagnosis, a death, a divorce, a marriage gone wrong, a child, a job loss, a debt, a longing in the soul.
We all go through stuff, some more than others. Some carry things well, others don’t. Why is that? Some will tell you they are able to carry their problems well, because they are not doing it all alone. JESUS has been alongside them, sharing the load.
And JESUS told us HE would remain with us:
JOHN 16: 20 “YOU WILL BECOME SORROWFUL, BUT YOUR SORROW WILL TURN TO JOY.”
Expect sorrows my friend, expect heartbreak. In the middle of it all, learn to look to JESUS and embrace the JOY that HE brings to you: the JOY of Salvation and Redemption.
Oh we try on our own, maybe we confide in a friend, but not all friends really want to hear your broken heart. Some are there for you and truly listen, some not so much. There are some that are a safe place.
Maybe family seems to have deserted you in your pain. Maybe you feel all alone in the midst of a large family……..then you find that one person who truly listens to your every heartache and……..
THEN YOU FEEL THE COMPASSIONATE HAND OF JESUS REACH TOWARDS YOU THROUGH HIS GRACE.
SAFE PEOPLE POINT YOU VERTICAL IN YOUR PAIN!
So why do some carry their pain well? Because JESUS is the ONE safe place to rest……in HIS arms……..it is the only true safe place that we have to go.
JESUS said this:
MATTHEW 5: 3 “BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT, FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.”
JESUS alone really does know our inward soul, our broken hearts and it is HE alone that heals us over time. Let us turn and bring what is heavy to the foot of the CROSS. The LORD in HIS infinite wisdom……..sustains.
PSALM 55:22 “CAST YOUR BURDEN ON THE LORD, AND HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU.”
When we are authentic with JESUS, HE sees who we are and in HIM alone we are sustained and see our value…….we are HIS children.
JESUS died on the CROSS because in HIS eyes alone…….
WE ARE WORTH IT.
Think on this: no man can do for you what JESUS has already done for you on the CROSS!
The LORD walks alongside us, sustaining us and we must trust in HIM because……..
ISAIAH 30: 15 “YOU WILL BE DELIVERED BY RETURNING AND RESTING; YOUR STRENGTH WILL LIE IN QUIET CONFIDENCE.”
I love that, don’t you? We need only to turn all our brokenness over and rest IN HIM. Because if GOD is in control, HE has all our problems, all our worries and all our broken already worked out for us. Find a quiet rest in HIM today.
Our GOD in Heaven longs to help us……..HE longs to provide and bless us.
ISAIAH 30: 18 “THEREFORE THE LORD WAITS TO BE GRACIOUS TO YOU, AND THEREFORE HE EXALTS HIMSELF TO SHOW MERCY TO YOU. FOR THE LORD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE; BLESSED ARE ALL WHO WAIT FOR HIM.”
If you wait and give HIM all you are carrying, HE will help carry you through anything you are facing. Just pray and wait and let go. The waiting can be hard, but it is always worth it!
GOD ALONE IS OUR QUIETNESS AND STRENGTH…….LET’S TRUST HIM TODAY. HE WILL HELP ALL WHO BELIEVE IN HIM TO HELP US CARRY THINGS WELL.
PSALM 62: 8 “TRUST IN HIM AT ALL TIMES, O PEOPLE; POUR OUT YOUR HEART BEFORE HIM; GOD IS A REFUGE FOR US.”