Hebrews 12:1, NIV: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Have you ever wanted to shed a few extra pounds? Having a problem with your weight can have many adverse effects on your health, emotional attitude, and mental state. The same is true when it comes to other kinds of weight we carry. The things that weigh us down can be just about anything: the cares of this life, decisions to make, sins that beset us. Daily we are faced with the potential to take up a cross not meant for us. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you …my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Peter tells us to, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Jesus is ready, willing, and more than able, to help you shoulder the load of life, and to shed whatever weighs you down. Not sure what’s weighing you down? Ask Him to show you. And find in Him what you need to throw off what hinders and entangles, weighs you down and causes you to stumble. Find in Him the freedom to run with perseverance.