Emotional Weights

I have been working on increasing my weights to help strengthen my body overall. Did you know that leg exercises increase your brain? My doctor suggested that I do tricep extensions. I had no clue so I looked them up on google. 

I had progressed from doing three reps without weights to 10 reps with 2# weights. I tried 3# and barely made one rep. That is when this title came into my mind. We were not created to carry any emotional weights! (this was typed several days ago-yesterday I did three reps with 3#~hallelujah!)

How would you describe the things that weigh you down emotionally? Burdens, cares, worries, fears, anxieties, phobias, and broken relationships would be a few. Psalm 55:22 is a great verse to memorize and hide in your heart as a reminder that there is One and only one who can help.

It says, “Cast all your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” All means everything without exception. Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.” Emotional weights are thought driven. Rogue thoughts are undisciplined. 2 Timothy 1:7’s use of a sound mind means disciplined thought patterns.

Strong’s definition for the word commit is: to roll, roll down, roll away, remove. I love the word picture in Hebrew thought. Note from my Bible (my paraphrase because of copyrights). Picture a camel in your mind. It is burdened with a heavy load. When the load is to be removed, the camel kneels down, tilts way over to one side, and the load rolls off.

What a great application for us. We kneel down in our heart before the Lord We cast our cares at His feet. Like Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress, the burden rolled off his shoulders at the foot of Jesus’ cross. 

It is that simple. We make it so complex by dialoguing about our emotional weights. Instead we just simply kneel, tilt our weight on the Lord, and He will sustain us through whatever situation we are in.

God’s word is a seed. It will grow and expand to bear fruit when it is established in our thought processes. All of God’s word has a purpose, that IN us, will accomplish what He said. Isiah 55:10 is our promise. More tomorrow.

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