No.. I’m not talking about getting thinner..although that is on my mind these days. The weight I want to drop is the heaviness that falls on us when we carry something that is too big for us. The things that are invisible to everyone else. The burdens and desires that we carry year after year and pray about time after time. These become heavier and heavier the longer we carry them. I’m sure you know what I am talking about..we all have these in our lives.
Unfulfilled longings.. I have written about them before .. it seems worth re-visiting. The Bible says that hope deferred makes the heart sick. How is your heart? Mine is heavy right now and an old longing..a good longing is dying. Actually I’m dying to it and that is painful.. letting go of something is always difficult..our human nature wants to hang on. God waits for us to bring the desire to Him..He never forces us to give it to Him..He is always ready to take it..we are not always ready to let go.
Are you carrying something that is too heavy for you? Are you waiting for something that seems like it will never happen? Are you weary? Tired? Stretched? Do you need rest? Is it time to let go? I’m ready if you are… let’s give it to God and feel it lift off our heavy hearts.
“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”