When I was interested in becoming a physician, there was one common suggestion I noticed. They’d always mention to not stress. While in Neurobiology and Anatomy, I learned the detrimental effects stress causes on the body. That physiologically, we truly are not designed for stress. Yet, for some strange reason, we choose to lay in the bed of our emotions daily. We make the sheets, with those things we lack. And pat the pillows, with more offense towards ourselves than love. Does this sound familiar?
There are things that God does sanction us to carry in this life, but burdensome emotions aren’t one of them. Yes, we should long suffer, yes there will be hard days, but rolling around in defeat, thoughts of lack and more, aren’t what He had planned for us. Burdensome emotions are those we have chosen to lay with because they make us comfortable. But how can we be comfortable with something that causes our body so much pain?
Today some of you find yourself in this same situation. Where day after day, you are making the same choices to lay in this emotional bed sprayed with this Febreeze fragrance. You are only fooling yourselves if you think that covering up the true smell of these emotions will make them breeze away. It’s time for you to carry these sheets, pillows and comforters to Jesus and allow Him to carry your burdensome emotions so you don’t have to.
“casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
I Peter 5:7 NKJV
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.””
Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What are those burdensome emotions that you are leaving at the feet of the Father today?