Do You Feel Heavy?
Exhale — life can feel so heavy. We have all been there. We start with this question because at times, heaviness feels unbearable. This week, we want to be simple. We bring you scriptures to meditate on and remember whenever you feel heavy. You know, the Bible has the best truths and comfort when you need it! No matter where you are, it will always be there, never changing.
“‘I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds, no more. Where there is forgiveness of these there is no longer any offering for sin.”
Jesus, straight from his mouth, says your sins are forgiven. So why is this scripture so important to know? Whether you are feeling heavy in sin or not, this truth speaks life into us. That we have a Father (big F not little f) that gave his son to take our sins that we commit or have commited away from us! We love the song, No Longer a Slave. Here are some of the words of us being new creations, once we respond to the Gospel.
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I am surrounded
By the arms of the Father
I am surrounded
By songs of deliverance
We’ve been liberated
From our bondage
We’re the sons and the daughters
Let us sing our freedom
“ Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Jesus again speaks directly to us. He wants us to come and lay our burdens at his feet. But not only that, He wants to give us rest! We don’t know about you, but rest is sometimes very hard for us to practice or even see.
So, as the tone is pretty heavy, it is not hopeless.
When we started Sistatowne we committed to being real.
So here we are, being real, and we feel heavy, and heaviness– coming from so many directions.
Yet in this heaviness, left on our own it would be pretty crushing and hopeless.
But then we look up and read the truth of scripture, and it relates to what this world brings and combats it with truths and relief.
Because of our need for people in our lives, we can look around and go to those we trust to lean on, and have accountability.
And this is what we want to bring to you. That we will always encourage you to run to Jesus first but to know that you have people around you who love and care for you and want to see you flourish. So embrace that and be thankful.
Most importantly be real with those that you find safe.
You are loved, and no matter where you are, look up,and you will see.
That may be seeing yourself as a daughter, seeing those who love you, seeing those who need encouragement right in front of you.
Thank you all for coming alongside us in this journey.
Please commit to praying with and for us daily, we need it, life is full of ups and downs. We know God has a plan already set in place, so we fight to trust Him during every season.