It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Chapter 3, Page 11, Book 18

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

Lena Horne

Burdens come in a variety of emotional, spiritual and physical forms, but they all feel heavy and cause weariness.  The load is just too heavy.

The world we live in can be an exhausting place to be.  But we are all more resilient than we think and that’s an indisputable truth.  

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it.  But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.

John Newton

The best antidote I know of is to count your blessings.  Our blessings most always outweigh our burdens so no matter how many troubles you have,  count your blessings instead of adding up your troubles.  There is aways something to be thankful for, no matter your circumstances of beliefs.

Being thankful when your are tired and weary means you’ve made a difference.  It’s easy to be thankful for the good things but gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. When you find a way to be thankful for your troubles, they can become your blessings. 

We don’t have to handle our burdens alone either.  When you turn your burdens over to God, he can do a much better job of handling them that we can.

Let go and let God!


jack69 said...

VERY GOOD entry in helping us folk with carrying the load, WE ALL have one and each load is definitely different!

Love ya from a warming Florida!

Buttercup said...

When I share my burden with a friend it's a lot lighter than when I'm carrying it alone. Wishes for the week ahead!


i agree that sharing a burden makes the load lighter. "But we are all more resilient than we think."