Friday, July 8, 2011

Bearing The Burden

Dear God,

When you were in the garden, You prayed to have the cup of suffering taken from You. You understood sorrow, temptation, and all that we suffer here on Earth. Yet You also said in Lke 22:42, "Not my will but thine be done.""

A mother's burden can truly be heavy too, Jesus. There are days when I don't know how much longer I can go on. I try to hide this from my DS and DD, of course... So they won't get hurt too, but sometimes I just can't. The choices they sometimes make in their own lives may depend on the way I handle trials too.

Your Word says that You will provide a way of escape. You help us carry our burdens. There are others who have carried the same weight before me, and I know I must be strong. I want to lean on You, Father. Then I can also teach my DS and DD the joy of being able to trust in You completely.

No temptation has overtaken you
except what is common to mankind.
And God is faithful;
he will not let you be tempted
beyond what you can bear.
But when you are tempted,
he will also provide a way out
so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13

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