From Tuesday’s prayer journal-
Father God, thank you for your grace today. Thank you for helping me and lifting the weight of my burden that I have carried these past few weeks off of me. Thank you for making my burden bearable. For shouldering my load with me.
You say “come to me all who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” I don’t think I’ve ever really experienced that before. It’s incredible. I still have the things that have been troubling me, but the impact of them is lessened, the extreme weight of them is lifted. In my mind I have a picture of myself under a heavy cross, and you come alongside of me, and take the principal of the weight onto your stronger, taller shoulders, and we continue on together. How gracious you are.
Another way I have witnessed your grace in this, is that you have allowed me a significant amount of time to get used to the changes that I need to live out, the daily adjustments that must be made. I’ve seen that I can do it, and I’ve been able to let go of the importance I previously placed on food related things. Thank you for your tenderness Lord.
Part of my struggle has been with food allergies and the knowledge that an IgE allergy to soy has a pretty far reaching impact…it is EVERYWHERE. Along with almond, hazelnut, and who knows what else as I wait on my test results. I also have had some pretty intense back/back muscle pain and a headache every single day. I awoke with the same problems Tuesday, and spent time praying in the shower for help. Somewhere between the shower and breakfast, my burden lightened to be bearable. It didn’t happen in an instant that I recognized. I just realized at one point that my headache was gone, my back was FAR less sore, and my emotions were more under control. I just wanted to give a frame of reference for you. 🙂
I share this because I feel led to, and I pray that somehow it helps you today. I don’t know how the Lord would choose to use it, but I trust He will.
The Lord is truly our strength. May you experience his help as you bear your cross today, knowing that he comes beside you and lifts the brunt of your burden off of your shoulders.
I love you, O LORD, my strength.
– just megs