One Ton Day


One ton day.

Ever had a day that felt like it weighed a ton?

Ever had a week or a month full of days that felt like that?

Relationships.  Jobs.  Homework.  Practice.  Meetings.  Activities.  Carpools.  Projects.  Deadlines.  Overtime.  Busyness. 

Expectations.  Anxiety.  Temptation.  Guilt.  Depression.  Fatigue.  Assumptions.  Pain.  Sickness.  Gossip.  Sin.

It all adds up to a weight that you can’t lift alone.  

Imagine that all that weight is piled high in a wheelbarrow and you’ve got to somehow get through another day.

And, the day in front of you is like a long, steep hill.

Go ahead… keep lifting.  Keep pushing.  Keep straining.  

The alternative is to ask God for help.

To acknowledge your need for Him.

To swallow your pride.

To let go.

Today, you can choose to focus on the weight in front of you.

Or, you can choose to focus on the only One who is able to carry the weight for you.

Stop pushing and start praising.

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.  Our God is a God who saves.” 

(Psalms 68:19-20a)



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