Balloon Release for Burdens
From the clenched jaw to the knotted muscles, our burdens are tied to us and tie us up.
The daily stress, the long-term financial struggle, the strain of medical unknowns, the things that simply seem to get on our nerves, it’s all the same, a burden.
They affect our bodies, our minds, and if we allow them, our souls.
Tonight as I was worshiping with our local Christian radio station, I picked up a line in “He Knows” by Jeremy Camp that I hadn’t paid much attention to before: “Let your burdens come undone.”
When I typically think about my burdens and what I’m supposed to do with them, I think about laying them down.
I guess I always thought about my burdens as having to be carried by someone. A friend could bear them for me. I could hand them to Jesus to bear for me. Or I could simply grit my teeth and carry them myself.
And then today I really heard that line. “Let your burdens come undone.”
What a beautiful picture.
Not me passing my burdens to someone else to deal with, but me releasing them because God’s already taken care of it all anyway. Me choosing to let go of the clenched jaw, the knotted muscles, and the conflicted mind. Me choosing to release the burdens and accept His love and grace.