How much weight can one person carry?
You would think that would be an easy answer, but it’s not because it depends. . .
On the size, shape, texture, temperature, availability of handles.
It also depends on the surface you are standing. The lighting. Where the lift begins or ends.
It depends on how you carry it and how far you have to go.
See what I mean?
What I do know is that you and I were never intended to carry a burden bigger than we can manage.
One person’s burden may seem manageable. She’s further along in her relationship with God. She’s been there before and she knows the burden is temporary.
Another person has carried the burden far longer than she thought she would. She’s ready to put it down. She’s asking for help.
How much weight can you carry? I don’t know the answer to that, but what I do know is that you and I were never intended to bear the burden alone.
We know that we’ll go through adversity. Trials. The Bible promises that none of us are exempt because life holds uncertainties, but it also promises that we grow through those trials.
We let God do the heavy lifting. We carry our share, but we trust that He knows everything about that weight. How long. How high. How we’ll grow through it. What we’ll learn. How one day we’ll come along someone with that exact same weight and pick up the corner, because we’ve already been there, done that.
To live free: Let God do the heavy lifting.
Scripture: Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). Psalm 55:22 (AMP)
Today: Think you can do it all by yourself? Maybe you can, but why not ask God to take that burden. Not away, but with you.