What is weighing you down?
I am not meaning physical weight, although in some cases (like me) our outside is affected by our inner emotions.
I am meaning the kind of weight you feel you can’t get out from under, or you can’t put down…
If we look at the word ‘weight’, I has a few meanings:
As a noun the heaviness of a person, or thing-especially one being lifted or carried.
As a verb: Either to hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it OR attach importance or value to (something)
So the actual item (or burden of concern for a person) we are weighted down by is both an actual weight and a perceived (because of the importance we place on it) weight.
The burden we place upon ourselves over a situation, person or object.
A heaviness we were never designed to carry.
So how do we unload ourselves from this weight we were not meant to be slogging around with, crippled underneath?
When we have burdened ourselves by staying up into the wee hours wracked with ‘What ifs’ playing over and over in our minds?
A verb, wait means to stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens.
We are meant to wait upon God when we are feeling weighed down with anxiety or a concern.
We are to delay doing anything else as we wait for God to speak, guide and love up on us. He also lightens the load:
Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
That which we were never designed to carry.
For the one who willingly gave His life to carry it all.
eats us up from within if we keep it too long, its that harmful to our health
As we breathe in God, and breathe our the anxiety, we become:
It’s time to get out from under the weight you may be struggling with.
Its time to wait for God to reveal more of Himself, and help us to give over what we were never originally carry.