A tiny broken bone can cause much pain and discomfort. Swelling, bruising. Being unable to walk correctly causes pain in other joints, the back, and other leg. Left untreated it causes even greater problems and possible surgery to correct. No one could tell it was broken, but when I surrendered to the doctor and had an x-ray it revealed the broken bone.
I realized while dragging this heavy boot around that our lives are much like that. We try to look and act normal but we are carrying around unconfessed sin, hurts from yesterdays, unhealed wounds, conflict with other people, un-forgiveness, etc. Just like the broken bone when left untreated, these create relationship problems, marriage problems, work problems. Only Jesus can fix these. Only He knows and can see into our heart. But we first have to surrender to Him. Stop, rest, confess, allow God time to mend you.
“I surrender all, I surrender all, all to Him I freely give, in His presence daily live”
Do I really give all of me, am I living in His presence?
Hebrews 12:1-2 CSB/NKJ says Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin which so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Brothers & sisters get free, make things right, get rid of the weight, burdens that are holding you back, and causing you to stumble. Let Jesus heal you and set you free. We have so many cheering us on to live a life of joy, strength and freedom. Forgive, forget, ask God to show you what you are carrying unnecessarily. Don’t let the past ruin the present relationships in your life, don’t let fear overtake you. Don’t leave it for days, months or years. The master surgeon, our Father, Jesus can and will take it and heal it. Let it go, give it up, surrender!
Mary’s version of Hebrews 12:1 “I’m surrounded by loved ones, friends, family, and those who are in heaven cheering me on. I must let go of sin & past hurts, letting my thoughts wander, things that get me off track with Jesus. I can run or limp these days with endurance, able to accomplish and finish the plan God has designed for me, if I only keep my eyes on Jesus, the one who endured the cross and suffering because of me.”
Broken & Surrendered,
This boot is heavy! I’m ready to lay it aside so I can walk normally (it hasn’t even been 24 hours yet). I’m not sure why things happen the way they do, but this has me stopped. I’m a server, doer, and caretaker. I struggle to make myself stop – I know I need to and it seems God has provided me an opportunity to rest that I cannot refuse. He has my undivided attention now and for the next 4 weeks!