FINE WITHOUT BUT EATEN WITHIN
There is this sound I hear when I work late into the night in our living room back in our former residence. It is like that of a small rat nibbling at something underneath the chair. I kicked the chair but the sound did not stop.
Weeks later, I decided to turn over the chair and find out what was happening. Apparently, some termites were feasting on dry wood and the amount of powder that was on the floor was proof of how far the wood had been consumed.
Have you ever picked up a good and strong looking stick or wood before and before you know it, it gives way- it has been consumed on the inside.
Today, I want to speak to those who will step out today looking good on the outside but full of pains on the inside.
I want to speak to someone who appears really strong and always with a smile but who has a river of tears that a small pinch would send rolling out.
You make deep-hearted sighs at intervals but everyone thinks you are fine. You try your best to avoid contact so you won’t spill the powder of your annoyance.
You are at breaking point.
Looks simple: God is close to the heavy-hearted. He loves to carry your burdens. Spill it on Him. God is not hurt when you cast your cares on Him.
He does not want you going all around with that baggage. He does not want you between “making sighs” and “dishing out a piece of your heart”.
He does not want you crying when folks touch on that painful spot. He says, “Give me the baggage”.
Will you spill it on God? What would have made you sigh can now be a point of a smile. What would make you spill anger can now be a reason for laughter.
For someone who cries all night but smiles all day: Your season of tears are over.
For someone who has endured insults, your reproach is removed.
Turn that internal baggage to God. It is not your load. It is His. Let Him carry it.
Leave all your cares and anxieties at the feet of the Lord, and measureless grace will strengthen you.
Psalms 55:22 TPT
These version explodes it unbelievably:
Pile your troubles on God ’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out.
Psalm 55:22 MSG
Are you open to God’s help? Then hand it all over.