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The Ultimate Weight Lifter

I looked at the number on the scale and I was disappointed…again.

I figured that this time, just this once, I would see a drop in the number. Yet, there I stood, making up my mind that I would go even harder in the gym, I would say no to the highly saturated fried foods around me, and I would get my eight hours of sleep, no ifs, ands, or buts- this time. Then, and only then, would my natural weight be lifted!

All that being said, there’s a different weight that can trouble me. A weight that is more internal than external. This weight is a spiritual battle between my spirit and flesh.

I’ve found myself recently just being weighed down by this life’s responsibilities.

See, in our world, even I can be so consumed with losing physical weight when really I am facing a bigger giant than that. We all are. We are facing the weight of pleasing people, the burden of comparison, the anxious thoughts of being inadequate, less than, underperforming, etc., etc.

Why do we carry this burden on our shoulders that was never meant for us to carry? What makes us resist the open hands of our loving Savior? The One who can carry ALL of the weight and then some.

Are you weighed down by the stress? The piling responsibilities? Or even the expectations placed on you? Are you? I know the One who can take all that weight. JESUS. Go to the One who makes our burdens even lighter.

There’s a song by Cory Asbury titled “The Fathers House”, and in that song there is a line that says, “What looks to me like weakness is a canvas for Your strength.” This really speaks to the fact that we are truly our strongest in Christ when we acknowledge our weaknesses to him.

That backpack of burdens was never meant for you to carry, daughter of God. Please trust the Father’s complete devotion to you and let Him carry those weights for you. Rest in the One who will never leave you nor forsake you. You are seen and loved. Let Him carry the weight. I’m giving Him my backpack of burdens starting TODAY- I surrender.

Weekly Scripture

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

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Breana Graham
Breana Graham
Oct 02, 2023

This devotional was very good!! And it was very relatable when you were discussing the diff burdens you carried… it’s like you were reading off my list.But I thank Jesus that he is the lifter of my burdens!

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