Updated: Sep 25, 2019
"Peace be still, say the word and I will. Step my feet upon the sea til I'm dancing in the deep. Peace be still, you are here, so it is well. Even when my eyes can't see I will trust the voice that speaks."
"I'm not gonna be afraid because these waves are only waves."
"I'm not gonna feel the storm you are greater than it's roar."
"Peace be still" by Lauren Daigle
Some nights I have the hardest time falling asleep. I struggle so hard to rest in peace because my mind is unsettled on too many thoughts and too many doubts fill my head. Night shift is such a STRUGGLE for me because I have difficulty sleeping through the night and when I'm tired I find it so hard to make wise decisions and be balanced emotionally.
What does your mind go to when you wake up at 3 am? What are the unsettled decisions or thoughts or fears in your head? What are the burdens you carry around with you into your daily life?
What if we could simply let go of everything that makes us afraid? Can we really surrender all of our burdens, all of our anxieties, all of our fears to the feet of Jesus?
Jesus's calling says "I (God) did not create you to walk around with such heavy loads. They will pull you down and make you stumble. When you are carrying so much weight, you are more likely to fall. When you are hauling around guilt and anger, you are much more likely to sin by doing or saying something you shouldn't. I (Jesus) want you to give your burdens to me. Hand them over and don't look back because that's why I died on the cross for you. Let me sweep your burdens away with forgiveness- let me set you free."
One thing in this life I know is so true is that Jesus's love is a foundation that we can put our trust in- that He will never let us down. That Jesus is the one person whose love and forgiveness are strong enough to bring peace to any circumstance or situation. He is the God who sees, and He is the God who is with us and will never leave us.
I don't know about you- but I'm not strong enough, I'm not brave enough to go through this world carrying my own burdens, much less trying to carry burdens of others. Thankfully- we can give our burdens to Jesus, the only one who can set us free.