“Get it through your head!”

As a stubborn redhead with a very strong will I remember a phrase my mom used to say…”Get it through your head!”  Sometimes the words were “hard head”…and I distinctly recall “think skull”.  Nonetheless…it might sound harsh…but it’s true and was certainly warranted.  I sometimes have to learn the hard way and I’ve been known to take a while to let my guard down enough to see things another way.  Growing up did not lessen that characteristic and God has been working on me for a while and I think He’s finally gotten through my thick skull…through my heart.

The more I struggle and stress, the more my spirit seems to wilt.  I’m not very good at covering it up these days since God has shown me that being transparent is what He desires instead of being the alternative pretty little liar I got really comfortable with.  But what about the days I just can’t seem to rise above the downers, the bummers, the pain, the things I just don’t get?  Well today…He clearly told me something.  No matter what the problem…no matter what the stress…no matter what the downer, the bummer the pain…HE is the answer!  Uh..duh!  Should’ve know that by now, right?  Well…I knew it in my thick skull…but like I said…now I know it in my heart.  And I will probably need to be reminded of that in the future because for some reason having a thick skull makes it even easier to forget things in my heart.

God cares about my cares.  God cares about your cares.  Even the little ones that nobody else seems to understand.  The secret cares we have that we just can’t seem to tell anyone else.  He knows them and He wants to hear from us.  We are commanded to cast our cares upon Him…and that’s EVERYTHING!  Why He cares about my cares…again…beyond me…but I have to trust in His Word and obey it…and when I do…I feel like those stresses and worries and bummers…they’re not so hard to carry anymore.  Jesus makes me feel lighter…so maybe my head isn’t as hard as it was this morning-?  And who doesn’t want to be lighter…I mean really!

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.   Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”   Matthew 11:28-30

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