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LET GO AND LET GOD

An elderly man was taken for his very first plane ride. When it was over and he was safely on the ground, his wife asked him, “Well, Sam, how did you like that?”

“Pretty good,” came the reply. “ Only problem was that I couldn’t let all of my weight down on the seat and relax.”

Sometimes we Christians have difficulty laying down or letting go of the burdens we carry. While we may have many excuses, there is no real reason why we cannot let go of our fears and failures, problems and pressures, worries and woes, and trust the Lord.

Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

The burdens Jesus came to relieve us of are not only physical burdens, but spiritual and emotional and mental burdens as well.

There are times when we fear that our sins may not have been forgiven because we believe that they are too horrible for God’s grace and mercy. But He promised us that “if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Perhaps we become fearful that we are not doing enough for God or have missed His will for our lives. Again, the verse echoes in our ears, “If you become humble…pray…seek… turn…I will forgive.” God’s willingness and ability are as good as His Word. The problem belongs to us – not Him. Remember the verse: “Lord, help my unbelief!” He can…and will!

Prayer: Help us, Heavenly Father, to take You at Your Word, and to cast all our cares on You. It’s not that You can’t do it. It’s that we can’t believe how great You are! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 

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