Balancing Act

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

This afternoon I saw a woman walking down a sidewalk with a large draw string garbage bag full of stuff. What caught my attention was the bag was very big and full and she was balancing it on her head as she walked! I began to wonder how many years she'd been doing that? Probably all her life and she was seasoned along in years. She appeared to be from Southeast Asia and probably learned to do this as a young girl. It looked so easy and comfortable for her, but was it?

I began to wonder how that felt. Was her neck stiff or is she used to it? Just like a trained athlete is honed in their physical skill for a specific activity. What about her head? Does that ever give her a headache or what if she already had a headache and had to carry that load? She definitely had a lot on her mind!

How about you? Do you sometimes have so much going through your head you feel a bit like there's a sack of stuff weighing down your thoughts? Are the cares of life weighing you down?

Here's what I know, when you leave it at the foot of the Cross and guard your mind from stress, worry, fear, God will take that sack of stuff for good!

Life's too short to live stressed out! Laugh a little. Maybe try balancing a garbage bag on your head for fun...that would make me laugh to watch you try!

The Bible says that God's arm is too short for NO task. Whatever makes your weary or worry you can trust Jesus to carry the load. There is nothing He can do or get you through. He's always with you.