Burdens

A lot of times we hear about burdens. We hear about how heavy the load is. We listen to people talk about how trying things are, and so forth. What really makes things so tough, though?

It’s my belief that tough times hit. Relationships get harder. Works gets less pleasing. Bills get bigger. Life just throws you some curveballs sometimes. That’s the truth of the matter.

But I want to talk about the times when life doesn’t throw you curves. I want to talk about when life throws you a nice lob and you still miss the mark. I truly believe that there are a lot of things in our lives that are unnecessary. Thus, it is unnecessary to feel so burdened.

If you’re “burdened” with a car payment, it doesn’t make sense to buy a brand new car with an even bigger payment. If you’re “burdened” with a bad relationship you don’t have to stay in it. If work’s got you down, you have to get up and look for a new job.

Fact, burdens are sometimes brought on by us. And some burdens are kept on us by us keeping them. As hard as it may be to believe, I’ve had to remind myself that either I’m holding on or I’m not letting go of these burdens. I’m not putting them into God’s hands.

I’ve realized that the burden is too heavy because I was never meant to carry it.

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