I am sad to say that I am like many others who give the Lord their burdens and then snatch them back again and continue to travel down life’s road, too heavily burdened to travel the path that God wants for me. I am trying very hard to purposefully lay my burdens down and then leave them with the Lord, trusting that He is well able to take care of me.
The waiting patiently is what gets me every time, because I have a timetable in my mind. But my timetable is not God’s and I know that He sees things through the hour glass of eternity. I am praying to get more of His perspective on my life so that I am not so impatient for His answer. Many times, I have gotten ahead of Him, or like Sarah when she told Abraham just to use the maid to get a son, trying to help Him with the answer and ending up messing up the plans He had for me. I want to stay right here until He sends the answer, and I must admit, that right here is not a comfortable place for me to be right now. But here I stay, because that is God’s answer for now.
Thus, I am declaring a freedom from my burdens that others who do not know the Lord cannot understand and a joy and peace that can only come from Him as I trust Him daily to lift the burdens and walk life’s road beside me. I hope that you know the Lord Jesus so that He can help carry your load, too.