I saw this image on facebook. When I looked at it I was taken aback. Not for the reasons you might think. This picture was a perfect reflection of the turmoil and stress within my heart and soul. Life has been one challenge after the next, most days I have felt as if I am hanging on by a thread. If, I am honest with you this task might seem overwhelming but it can be managed one load of laundry at a time. When I look at a task or situation I need to deal with that overwhelms me I tend to procrastinate. At some point though, not dealing with it only makes it worse.
Once I had a visual of the things going on inside, I could no longer ignore the problem. Procrastination, whining, and anger are no longer a viable option for me. So how does a person deal with internal ciaos?
Psalm 55:21-23 "His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords. Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You."
The people I work with, are most likely unaware of my inner turmoil. They see the smile and the kindness, all the while they are totally unaware of the war going on inside. Only those closest to me really see the struggle. How do I deal with this?
God's Word is truth. God always does what He says He will do. So the responsibility lies with me. If I am not seeing His truth manifested in my life, I have not been sustained, and I am shaken to the core; it is not because He is lacking or unfaithful. It reflects, I have not cast my burdens and cares upon Him. I have been lugging them around too long. Cast is defined as an act of throwing something forcefully.
How am I going to forcefully throw my burdens on Him?
-I am going to admit the problem to myself, to God, and to the blogger world. -I am going to repent for not trusting Him and obeying His Word. -I am going to talk with him about the issues at hand and give Him permission to take control of the problems. -I am going to remind myself who's got the issues under control every time I am tempted to pick them back up.
If you too are going to cast your burdens on the Lord after hauling them around for any amount of time; I'd love to hear feedback. I willpray for you as you do so.
Remember, Life is Beautiful! (Even when it's not)