Would you like to learn to travel light?
Traveling light means learning to trust God to release the burdens you were never intended to bear. Give it a try. Spend a few minutes each day lightening your load… the suitcase of guilt… the trunk of discontent… a backpack of anxiety. No wonder we get so weary.
Release Your Burdens.
This morning somewhere between your first step on the floor and your last step out the door, you grabbed some luggage. The bags you grabbed are not made of leather; they’re made of burdens. A suitcase of guilt. A sack of discontent. A duffel bag of weariness. Set them down. There are certain weights in life you simply cannot carry. For the sake of those you love set them down. For the sake of the God you serve, do the same. Your God is saying: "Set down those weights, I’ll carry them." God will lighten your load.
God has a great race for you to run. Under his care, you’ll go where you’ve never been and serve in ways you’ve never dreamed. But you have to release your burdens.
God Never Changes.
Haven’t you had enough change in your life? Relationships change. Health changes. The weather changes. But the God who ruled the earth last night is the same God who rules it today.
God is a still point in a turning world.
Break Out of the Prisons That Confine You.
Are you in prison? You are if you feel better when you have more, and worse when you have less. You are if joy is one delivery away, one award away, or makeover away. If your happiness comes from something you deposit, drive, drink, or digest, then face it – you’re in prison, the prison of want. Surrender your cumbersome lack of contentment to God. You may gain your marriage. You may gain your children. You may gain your self-respect. You may gain joy. You may gain the faith to say: "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want." Your heart is not large enough to contain the blessings that God wants to give. He pours and pours until they literally flow over the edge and down the table. The last thing you need to worry about is not having enough.
It is Not Your Job to Run the World.
"In six days, the Lord made the heavens and the earth … and rested on the seventh day." God’s message is plain: "If creation didn’t crash when I rested, it won’t crash when you do." You must rest in order to be healthy. Slow down and God will heal you. He will bring rest to your mind, to your body, and most of all to your soul. He will lead you to green pastures. God will lead you. Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You don’t have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today.
... adapted from Max Lucado's COMFORT CARDS
based on the 23rd Psalm.