Devotionals

The Weight of the World

I love feeling the weight of my family. The weight of my daughter snuggled up tight to me on the couch while she plays on her phone. The weight of my son sitting on my lap while he drinks from his sippy cup and gets sleepy and heavy. The weight of my husband blanketing me, holding me.

The weight of my world.

I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Corinthians 1:4

There was a time when I lived a flighty, selfish life and let my closest loved ones down on many occasions.

Then I met my husband who rooted and grounded me in love.

There was a time in my life when I didn’t think I would be a mother, and my baby-less, infertility obsessed thoughts had me headed for a self-destructive breakdown.

Then I allowed Christ to fill and heal the broken emptiness in my heart. And through faith I was blessed with my children – who have rooted and grounded me with an unfathomable comprehension and understanding of unconditional love.

17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. – Ephesians 3:17-19

Rooted and grounded in love.

Now, when insecurities make me want to give up, when anxieties make me want to hide, when the weight of the world feels like it’s pushing me off the edge, I blanket myself with the weight of MY world.

The weight that loves me and holds me and strengthens me and covers me and forgives me.

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. – 1 Peter 4:8

Rooted and grounded and heavy and solid and intentional and weighted in love.

~Be Intentional. Be Strong. Be Faithful. Be Delivered. ~