Unburdened Heart

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Today, we are in Week #2, Chapter One of The Unburdened Heart: Finding the Freedom of Forgiveness.

There are many meanings to the word forgive that we’ll explore over the next few weeks. But let’s begin with one word today that helps us take the first step.

That word is surrender.

We surrender our feelings, our thoughts, our past, so that we are no longer stuck. This is our thought for this week):

Surrendering to God means we are no longer stuck.


The paralyzed man’s friends may have felt that Jesus was missing the point when He addressed the “whole man”, rather than just his legs. Today I want to assure you that Jesus sees us from the inside out. He sees the whole person.

Nothing is hidden (Psalm 139:1-4). Nothing too big for your God (Mark 10:27).

What might happen if you shift your focus from the obvious or exterior issues, and invite God to gently peel away layers to the heart issue underneath?

What does surrendering look like for you today?

Write down our thought of the week. Put it in your Bible. Write it on the mirror. Let it sink in. At this point surrendering might just be, “God, I have no idea where you are taking me. All I know is that I can’t do it without You, but I’m willing.”

That’s an incredible step of faith moving you forward!

Today, read Chapter one.

Share your questions and comments. Gather around the table, and let’s talk and pray together.