I rode my bicycle to the farmer’s market yesterday, and bought snow peas, okra, onions, bok choy, peppers, tomatoes, blueberries, and a triple berry scone. My bag more than filled the basket on the front of my bicycle, and as soon as I put up the kickstand, I was swayed by the extra weight and had to adjust to keep balance. It affects everything to carry a burden.
What weight of anger, anxiety, resentment is throwing me off kilter? What burden of extraneous activity, or sloth, is wobbling my peace? For what heaviness of heart for others, compassion, love, and helping– do I need to make adjustment, so I can balance what God calls me to do? “Cast your burden on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. [Cast] all your anxieties on him, because the cares for you.” Psalm 55:22; 1 Peter 5:7
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalm 94:19