by Randy Chambers, 2014-12-04
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.