Darkness seems to have swept over me the past few weeks…maybe a month. It’s something I couldn't shake off and I found myself reclusing into a cocoon of unproductively and isolation. It felt almost sad in this place. Nothing disastrous had happened in my life. To be quite honest, some would think my life looks like cherries and whipped cream. It may look like that, but it sure tastes like soured milk lately!
As I've tried to suck it up and get on with it, I've felt like the weight of the world has been on my shoulders. I feel like Pilgrim in Pilgrim’s progress as he carries his burdens in a pack on his back. It is hot, cumbersome, and heavy.
You know what the problem with me feeling like this is? I’ve already been to the cross where my burdens, and the weight of them, should be laying at the feet of the tree where my Lord and Savior paid the horrific price for my freedom!
Christ set me free for FREEDOM’S sake!
Have I stolen away in the quiet hours to focus on His words of Truth? Why has the music that reminds me and beckons me into His presence not been blaring? Have I been crying out to Jesus, or just crying? Have I fixed my eyes on things above and not on the things of this Earth?
Friend…God has given me ALL I need for Life and Godliness. I already have everything I need to live an abundant, joy-filled life. Because I am a child of the king, the keys are in my hand. All I have to do is use them.
If you are a child of the Most High King, you posses all you need too! You don’t have to carry that heavy pack either!
Stir up Joy that is a wellspring in the soul, for the Joy of the Lord is our strength. Sing praises to the Lord, for He inhabits the praises of His people. Take each overwhelming, lonely, “I can’t do this” thought. that doesn’t line up with scripture, and punish it to the obedience of Christ. When the load is heavy, remember that His burden is light.
My point is…I’ve been lied to by the enemy and I fell for it hook, line and sinker! My eyes have been fixed on Earthly rubble and because of that, I have spent too much time curled up, trying to figure it all out, missing the point that He has a plan for me! A plan to prosper me not to harm me, to give me a HOPE and FUTURE; that He has already set me free from the chains of sin and death.
How about you? are you living in bondage to something you’ve been freed from? Did you pick up the burden you don’t have to carry? Lay it at the foot of the Cross and worship Him, for He is a good, good Father.