Guess what book is sitting on my night stand, just waiting to be read?
I didn't actually pick my blog title over a year ago because of this book. I actually chose it because of a song I really liked by Joel Hansen and Sara Groves entitled "Traveling Light" where the chorus says, "I lay my burdens down now I'm traveling light." And that's what I try to do in this life of mine. Through all the hurts, stress, burdens...I just have to give it over to my Lord and Savior. And sometimes it's still hard of course, but I can't imagine what it would be like without Him.
Odds are, you did this morning. Somewhere between the first step on the floor and the last step out the door, you grabbed some luggage. You stepped over to the baggage carousel and loaded up. The carousel is not the one in the airport; it's the one in the mind. And the bags we grab are not made of leather; they're made of burdens.
The suitcase of guilt. The trunk of discontent. A backpack of anxiety and a hanging bag of grief. Add on a briefcase of perfectionism, and overnight bag of loneliness, and a duffel bag of fear. No wonder we are so tired at the end of the day.
Where do we turn for help? How about looking to an old friend, the twenty-third Psalm. Using these verses as a guide, Max Lucado walks us through a helpful inventory of our burdens. May God use this Psalm to remind you to release the burdens you were never meant to bear.
I'm not much of a reader, but I'm looking forward to completing this book.
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