Let Go of Your Burdens
Trust more deeply. Whenever you need to risk trusting God more, remember who it is that youíre called to trust: the One who created you, the Source of all love and power, and the One who wants the best for you. Be willing to follow Him step by step.
Enjoy Godís love. Embrace Godís limitless love for you, and let His love compel you to let go of whatever burdens youíre holding onto so you can hold on only to God. Stop trying to find in others what can only be found in your relationship with God. Every day, ask God to give you a fresh revelation of His love for you, and thank Him for it.
See yourself as God sees you. Write a list of all the negative things you can remember people saying about you in the past Ė things that made you feel bad about yourself. Then pray over the list, asking God to heal your hurt and forgive those who hurt you. Tear up the list or burn it afterward. Ask God to help you view yourself accurately Ė from His perspective.
Embrace the hope God offers you. You are never too far away for God to reach, and your life is never broken beyond repair. Even when youíve wandered away from God or felt abandoned, God had still been present with you. The very cells that hold your body together are in the shape of a cross. Reflect on that fact and let it lead you to the real hope God offers you because of Jesusí death on a cross. No matter how hopeless your current circumstances may seem, you always have hope because of your relationship with God through Jesus. Trusting in that hope will bring you the ultimate deliverance. Tear down strongholds of evilís influence in your life, invite the Holy Spirit to direct your thoughts, and make a habit of responding to Godís hope by living faithfully for Him each day.
Adapted from Let Go: Live Free of the Burdens All Women Know, copyright 2009 by Sheila Walsh. Published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, Tn., http://www.thomasnelson.com/.
Sheila Walsh, a successful speaker, is author of the award-winning Gigi, Godís Little Princess series, and other books such as The Heartache No One Sees, and Get off Your Knees & Pray. Sheila lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.