Brett and I attended a gathering of people this afternoon. Part of the program included a young woman playing a few songs on her harp. Brett was operating the sound system so he asked the young lady if she wanted him to carry the harp onto the stage for her. She seemed offended and said, “No thanks, I’ve been carrying it around for six years now, I don’t need any help.”
When Brett returned to sit next to me I turned to him and said, “I have my blog post for today.” How many times when God has said to me, “Can I carry that burden for you?” I have said, “No thanks, I’ve been carrying it around for years now I don’t need your help.” The older I get the more I realize it is so much easier to let someone stronger carry the heavy things rather than struggle to do it myself. If I don’t give up my burden, I generally just keep adding to it. Worry, for example, may start out small, but if I keep worrying it will continue to become a bigger part of my life until I worry about everything rather than just the one small thing I started out with. God wants to carry my burden so I will be free to do the work he actually created me to do.
Turn your burdens over to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will never let the righteous person stumble. Psalm 55:22