It’s Friday and I’m linking up at Five Minute Friday…

Good things can easily become a burden. The first thing I think of is too much of something:




Being with friends


Too much sunshine

Too much exercise

Too much money

I probably have an extra amount of grandchildren, since I have six children. It is not a bad thing, but when trials come, and these loved ones carry burdens, I am so likely to carry the burden beyond them. Keeping track of all this can be overwhelming.

I won’t sleep at night when they have stress, make hard decisions, or deal with sorrow. I use my ability to pray after the emotion of taking the burden, and by the time I am cried out, worn out…I remember. Honestly, you would think I’d have learned that lesson by now.

The truth is…I can’t fix anything!

With this knowledge and Sun Deficit on my mind this fall, I have researched some scriptures for encouragement. Not only will I read them once, but read them aloud and over and over…all winter.

Here is an over all good for you verse:

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.”

1 Thess. 5:16-18 Msg.



8 thoughts on “Burden

  1. BethanyH

    Hi Diane, your post made me think of a Priscilla Shirer study called Breathe that I just finished with my church. One of the things she talked about was how we sometimes let our blessings become burdens. I’d just forgotten about that concept until now so thanks for the timely reminder for me! Your FMF neighbor #13

  2. It’s so human to immediately take on a burden when it is our children and grandchildren. The emotions of women can get the best of us sometimes. When that anxiety burns, I must think of Christ first! Thanks for your comments.

  3. Pam

    I had to stop and think about this. It’s is so true. Thanks for the encouraging words and verse! Seeking Gods presents, keeps me humble and grateful.

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