April 26, 2022

by Kimberly Hobbs 

Many of you are carrying a heavy load in your thoughts. Some of you are carrying excess baggage in your life. If you understand what it’s like to carry around a heavy suitcase all day, you know it’s not easy. You feel the burden of it from your mind, down through your shoulders and arms, and even your legs. Your entire body is affected by the stress.
Carrying around sin in our life is much like lugging around a heavy piece of luggage. It weighs us down emotionally and physically and it chips away at life and our endurance if we carry it for long periods of time.
Once we hand off our baggage as an example to the airport attendant, it’s the biggest relief to receive your boarding pass and to be luggage free!
God tells us we are able to come to Him with all our burdens, our past mistakes, and our sins, it’s called our “baggage.” We give our heavy cares to Him in prayer because they weigh us down in every physical and spiritual part of who we are. When we do, we experience true freedom.
Because of His love for us, He came to take away our baggage. Jesus came to forgive our sins and cleanse us from it all.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” ( 1 Peter 5:7)
If God is telling us to do so, why don’t we? Pray about this today in your life. What are you holding on to that is weighing you down? Jesus wants it. He paid a price for it. Please give Him your load and thank Him that He cares and walk in the newness of life experiencing victory.